Mission of Burma
The Cars
John Lincoln Wright and the Sour Mash Boys
Donna Summer
Aerosmith
Arthur Fiedler
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Bonne Raitt
Boston
Chick Corea
James Taylor
The J. Geils Band
Tom Rush

To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

Bob “Kelly” Kelleher

As the garage bands and DIY club tours of the ‘60s evolved into the massive, planet-spanning, arena-conquering tours of the ‘70s, road managers helped bands realize their rock ‘n’ roll dreams, and few were better at their job than Robert “Kelly” Kelleher. Born in West Roxbury in 1947, Kelleher’s musical journey began with him manning the kit for Mattapan-based rockers the Yankee Clippers, though he ultimately found his calling behind the scenes. After a late-‘60s stint as Ultimate Spinach’s road manager, he hooked up in Providence with Skip Chernov and began working as a promoter rep (while also road managing…

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