Best of Boston

1996 Best Music Group, Rock 'n' Roll Savior

Governor William Floyd (as in Pink) Weld

If it were up to the city’s 15- and 16-year-olds, Bill Weld would be a shoo-in for senator based on his move to restore Esplanade concerts by bands like Green Day, They Might be Giants, and Letters to Cleo. Who cares about welfare and taxes? When it comes time to cast a ballot, remember who took a bold stand on the most important of campaign issues—the freedom to rock.