The arena rock group Boston formed in Boston, Mass. in the early 1970s. Consisting of Brad Delp, Thom Scholz , Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan and John "Sib" Hashian the group recorded a demo tape and by 1975 landed deal with Epic Records. Their eponymous 1975 debut album became one of the most successful debuts in rock history, reaching No. Already superstars after one album, Boston returned in 1978 with Don't Look Back, another top-selling release. Boston spent much of the early 1980s working on its follow-up album, eventually released in 1986 as Third Stage, which reached No. Unfortunately the group was sidelined during much of the late 1980s and early 1990s due to a series of legal problems; meanwhile Scholz, an MIT-trained engineer, invented several popular pieces of musical equipment, including the famous Rockman device. By the early 1990s Delp had left Boston to work with Goudreau as the duo RTZ; the pair released a 1992 album called Return to Zero before splitting up in the mid-90s. Scholz, now the sole founding member of Boston, continued the group with 1994's Walk On, recorded with vocalist Fran Cosmo. Boston continues touring and recording to this day.