BEST KNOWN AS: founding member of the classic-rock group Boston; he played almost every instrument and wrote a great majority of their hits
THE INTEL: A standout student in high school, Scholz attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned both a B.S. and and M.S. in mechanical engineering. While employed as a product designer at Polaroid, he built an in-home recording studio in which he famously made a demo that would become Boston’s first album — a record-breaking debut that sold a staggering 17 million copies.
BRAINIAC RATING, ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 11: 9
EXTRA CREDIT: Scholz has 34 patents to his name, including the Rockman, a now discontinued headphone amp that was favored by many touring musicians.
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