Personalities | East 17 | Nineties | Rock
(Vocal group, 1992–97, 2006–present)
Named after their Walthamstow postal district, Tony Mortimer, Brian Harvey, John Hendy and Terry Coldwell were a ‘bad’ boy vocal band who took style and attitude from America. Musically they racked up an impressive number of Top 40 hits between 1992 and 1997 – mostly penned by Mortimer – ranging from dance rap to balladry. Harvey was thrown out in 1997 for comments about drugs. When Mortimer went solo the same year East 17 soon folded, but re-formed in the wake of clean-cut ‘rivals’ Take That.
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