Personalities | Boyzone | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal group, 1993–2000)

This Irish answer to Take That racked up seven Top 10 singles and spawned an equally successful solo star in Ronan Keating. Mikey Graham, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch, Stephen Gately (1976–2009) and Keating were mustered by future X-Factor svengali Louis Walsh in 1993. Their first UK hit was a cover version of The Osmonds’ ‘Love Me For A Reason’. After that, hits and photo-shoots came thick and fast including a delightful version of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Baby, Can I Hold You?’

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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