Boston Music Awards 1987

Date: April 8, 1987
Venue: Opera House, Boston

Emcee Kevin Meany put the event into perspective from the very start. “They’ve got awards for best baked beans — and they’ve got chowderfests and pancake awards in Boston,” he bellowed. “So why not music?”


'Til Tuesday - Coming Up Close
(Act of The Year)


Act of The Year

Til Tuesday

Rising Star

Face to Face

Debut Act (major label)

New Man

Debut Act (independent label)

Throwing Muses

Debut Album

The Lace

Female Vocalist

Aimee Mann

Male Vocalist

Peter Wolf

Rock Album (major label)

Third Stage and Boston, Ma. (tie)

Rock Album (independent label)

Positively Dumptruck

Rock Band


Local Rock Band

Down Avenue

New Female Rock Vocalist

Didi Stewart

New Male Rock Vocalist

Charles Pettigrew

Rock Single (major label)

Emotion in Motion

Rock Single (independent label)

With You

Songwriter (major label)

Aimee Mann

Songwriter (independent label)

Rick Berlin

Video (major label)

Don't Run Wild

Video (independent label)

One Big Tree

Club Band

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages

Heavy Metal/Hardcore Act

Gang Green and Extreme (tie)

Garage Act


R&B Act

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages

R&B Album

King Of Stage

R&B Vocalist

Bobby Brown

Rap Act

RSO Crew

Reggae Act


Jazz Group

The Fringe

Jazz/Fusion Group

Pat Metheny Group

Jazz Group

Song X

Jazz Vocalist

Rebecca Parris

Latin Act


Folk Act

Patty Larkin

Folk Album

Patty Larkin

Folk Hero

Arlo Guthrie

Country Act

Sleepy LaBeef

Blues Act

Roomful of Blues

Street Performance

Mr. Bones


Maurice Starr


Pat Metheny


Tim Archibald


Brock Avery


Chick Corea