Fran Cosmo

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Fran Cosmo
Fran Cosmo 2010.jpg
Cosmo performing at the Cannery Casino Las Vegas
Background information
Birth name Francis Cosmo Migliaccio
Born (1956-10-17) October 17, 1956 (age 58)
Origin Utica, NY
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Lead Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1980-Present
Labels Epic Records, MCA Records, Artemis Records, Frontiers Records
Associated acts Boston, Orion the Hunter, Cosmo
Website www.francosmo.net
Notable instruments
Custom built Ibanez Italian Flag Guitar

Fran Cosmo (born Francis Cosmo Migliaccio; October 17, 1956) is an American musician best known as a former lead singer of the bands Boston and Orion the Hunter.

Music career[edit]

Cosmo was first featured on guitarist Barry Goudreau's self-titled solo album in 1980, a prelude to the formation of Orion the Hunter in 1983. Orion the Hunter released an album in 1984 on Columbia Records, which yielded the hit single "So You Ran." The band opened for Aerosmith in 1984.

In 1994, Cosmo was featured as the sole lead vocalist on the platinum Boston album Walk On, which reached #7 on the Billboard Charts and produced three hit singles, including "I Need Your Love", which climbed to #4 on the Mainstream Rock Chart, and "Walk On" which reached #14.

Upon Brad Delp's return to Boston for the concert tour (Delp never missed a Boston tour until his death in 2007), the two shared vocals in concert, where Delp said Cosmo covered "the really tough high parts.".[1] In 1997, Cosmo was again featured on 2 of the songs Boston's 'Greatest Hits' Album, and took an even larger role in the 2002 album Corporate America, with the addition of co-production to his credits as vocalist. He sang lead vocals on 5 of the album's songs and played guitar on one track as well.[2]

Cosmo performed in Boston tours from 1994 to 2004, and currently performs in the band Cosmo with his son, Anton Cosmo (also a former member of Boston), Bernie Garzio, Rusty Foulke, Mick Brooks, and Tom Moonan.

He also sings in the World Classic Rockers.

According to his website and Myspace, Cosmo is currently working on his first solo album.

Discography[edit]

With Barry Goudreau solo[edit]

With Orion the Hunter[edit]

With Boston[edit]

With Cosmo[edit]

  • Alien (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pareles, Jon (June 10, 1995). In performance: Rock. New York Times
  2. ^ Corporate America CD, 2002

External links[edit]