Blimp Time-Hop: Brad Delp of Boston Died 12 Years Ago Today
We were still reeling from the news of Maine music legend, Bill Chinnock's death that week in the windy chill of an early March. Then came a phone call while I was on the air a couple days later with the tragic news that Brad Delp was gone. I certainly didn't want to hear it.
the call came from my friend Dave. He was a huge Boston fan and also a loyal follower of Brad's tribute band, Beatlejuice. Dave also had connections to Brad through friends and was the first to share the terrible message with WBLM. I remember instantly choking up and then after composing myself, delivering the sad story to Blimpsters followed by Boston classics for the rest of the show.
This song has always been very moving. Since Brad died, it brings tears every time.
On March 9, 2007, the world was dimmed with the loss of a gentle soul with the voice of a rock-n-roll angel. Along with being a legendary singer, Brad Delp was also our neighbor in New Hampshire.
You can listen to the last known radio interview with Brad Delp hosted by our radio brother, A-Train at the Shark in Portsmouth New Hampshire. It took place just two days before his death. Love and light to all who know Brad and those have been touched by his music on this sad anniversary from your friends at the Blimp.