In 1976, Boston hit the charts with More Than A Feeling. What nobody knew, Boston wasn't a band at all, according to a broadcast aired by PBS. It was the brainchild of Tom Scholz who had set out to record demos for his songs.
Tom had a mult-track studio in the basement of his Boston home. He played all the instruments himself. He called his friend,
Brad Delp, to see if he would sing the vocals and he said “yes”.
When the demo was completed and presented to Epic Records they thought it was an actual band and wanted to release it. Scholz then had to put a band together, naming them Boston, to be able to perform the songs live and tour.
The label never knew these facts until later.