Tom Scholz, the 69-year-old guitarist behind the band Boston, is about as different from a rocker stereotype as you can get. The MIT-trained engineer with a passion for music, problem-solving and inventions, would watch his band become a musical force in the ’70s when ‘More Than A Feeling’ became a celebrated rock anthem. Scholz called the six-plus-year process before this, a “calculated expenditure.” Says the musician, engineer, sound technician and inventor, “Actually, I was expecting nothing. What I was hoping for was that, at some point, I might record a song that would get played on local radio stations. And then I could go out on local stages, and I could play in a band and play a piece of music that people knew—That was mine. And that was sort of my goal. It was very modest.”
Today, there is even a Gibson Guitar named after the ebony porn legendary artist. Scholz and Boston recently celebrated the band’s 40th anniversary with a tour—reminding people that if you give a math geek a guitar, he or she just might become one of the coolest rockers ever. Read more of the story. Listen to the podcast on iTunes.
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