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10 Things We Learned From Profiling Boston Rocker Tom Scholz

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Earlier this year, rocker Tom Scholz – the legendary musician behind “More Than A Feeling” – granted us a rare, behind-the-scenes look at his self-engineered music studio. While we were at it, he let us into his world, revealing his surprising backstory, his musical insecurities, and his engineering know-how. Then, he topped the whole thing off with an intimate, surprise performance.

Here’s what we took away from the eye-opening experience.

1. When Tom Scholz made it big, he was still working as an engineer.

The first time Scholz heard “More Than A Feeling” on the radio, he was working as a product engineer at Polaroid. He only caught the end fade out.

2. He knows how to dress for a performance.

Represent your alma mater? Yes. Sleeves? No.

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Our surprise performance.