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|Birth name||Fran Sheehan|
|Born||26 March 1949|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar, moog bass|
Sheehan was perhaps the most experienced musician in the original lineup of Boston.
Life and career
He had been gigging with his dad since he was 5 years old and majored in vocals at the New England Conservatory Of Music. He dropped out of school to pursue a professional musical career.
Sheehan met Sib Hashian and that led to his role playing bass in Boston shortly after the band signed a recording contract in 1976. Following the departure of several other original members of the Boston line-up, Sheehan was let go from the band midway through the sessions for Boston's Third Stage album in the early 80s (he did receive a songwriting credit for "Cool the Engines"). After leaving Boston, Sheehan (along with two other ex-band members) sued Tom Scholz, before settling out of court.
Sheehan had to stop playing bass professionally temporarily after he injured his hand in a biking accident. However, he has recovered and still plays professionally.
On February 25, 2012, Sheehan played with Boston bandmate Barry Goudreau on stage outdoors for a three-hour benefit concert in Florida at the "All Star Jam for the Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, Florida.
- Boston Biography at the Wayback Machine (archived August 31, 2009), accessed Dec 2009
- Boston original lineup to reunite for Brad Delp tribute, accessed Dec 2009