Personalities | New Kids On The Block | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal group, 1986–94)

Manufactured by producer Maurice Starr, this white vocal group of Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Jon Knight, Danny Wood and Joey McIntyre were one of the most successful American teen bands. Formed in 1986 they hit their peak between 1988 and 1990, scoring hit single after hit single with safe pop/rap/ballad numbers. There was the obligatory Christmas album as well as a line of New Kids comic books. Hit records slowed in 1990 and they split in 1994. Wahlberg found movie fame.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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