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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

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  • New Kids on the Block on Behind the Music.
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New Kids on the Block were formed in 1984, at the hand of Maurice Starr, former creator of another Boston group, New Edition. They were originally called 'Nynuk', which was quickly changed before the group's first release in 1986. The album, titled New Kids on the Block, was…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1992, the New Kids on the Block were accused of lip-syncing on their Hanging Tough album. The accuser later admitted he lied about them lip-syncing.

    • On April 4, 2008, the New Kids on the Block officially announced their reunion on the Today Show.

    • After the New Kids on the Block broke up, Jonathan Knight was the only member who didn't release his own solo album.

    • When the New Kids on the Block first formed, Donnie Walhberg was 15, Joey McIntyre was 12, Jordan Knight was 14, Jonathan Knight was 16, and Danny Wood was 15.

    • Actor Mark Wahlberg, who is Donnie's younger brother, was initially a member of the band but quit because the band wasn't edgy enough.

    • The British techno group LFO, had a song titled "Summer Girl" in which "New Kids on the Block" are the beginning lyrics to the song.

    • In 1990, the New Kids on the Block were nominated for a Grammy for "Best Music Video" for their video "Hangin' Tough Live."

    • On May 15, 2008, the New Kids On the Block rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

    • The New Kids On The Block performed their first reunion concert on the Today Show on May 16, 2008. The concert was the biggest in the show's history, with over 3,000 fans in attendance.

    • Joe McIntyre was only twelve years old when he joined the New Kids on the Block.

    • Donnie Walberg from Dorchester, Massachusetts was the first to join the New Kids on the Block.

    • Over 500 young men auditioned to become part of the New Kids on the Block.

    • The New Kids on the Block were signed with Columbia Records.

    • Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight are brothers.

    • The New Kids on the Block consist of Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Knight.

  • Quotes

    • Joey McEntire: (during an interview after performing on the Today show) We could get very weepy right now and sappy, because we absolutely have the greatest fans in the world.

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