BRAD DELP CONCERT REVIEW – The Patriot Ledger

August 21st, 2007 – 1:51 pm
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CONCERT REVIEW – Tribute show salutes Boston’s Brad Delp

By CHAD BERNDTSON
For The Patriot Ledger

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A tribute to Brad Delp, who died earlier this year, was held during the weekend. (Patriot Ledger file photo)

Tribute concerts to fallen stars are often messy logistical affairs. ‘‘How should we honor the departed?’’ and ‘‘Who should sing what?’’ aren’t easy questions, especially considering the scope, in this case, of Brad Delp’s talents and the balance of his two core creative outlets: ’70s and ’80s arena rock bigwigs Boston and the charmed Fab Four cover group Beatle Juice.

True to form, the planning for ‘‘Come Together: A Tribute to the Life of Brad Delp’’ took a number of twists and turns in the past months, with a lineup and structure that saw revisions as late as last Thursday. But these things tend to work out because the right hearts are in the right places, and ‘‘Come Together,’’ last night at the Bank of America Pavilion, was a satisfying five-hour salute to one of the Boston area’s most beloved rock figures.

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