Many of us still remember the New Kids On The Block (NKOTB). The group from Boston, Massachusetts was made up of Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood. For a while it also included Donnie’s brother, Mark Wahlberg, who later on became Marky Mark, rapper and Calvin Klein underwear model and then became Mark Wahlberg again, box-office star and Academy Award nominated actor. They were the ultimate boy band of the ’80s.
Then came the ’90s. The NKOTB grew up. So did their fans. And there came a new boy band for the fans to adore. Formed in Orlando, Florida, they were known as the Backstreet Boys. Like NKOTB, they were also big. The members were AJ McLean, Brian Litrell, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson. Despite some solo efforts, they have pretty much remained intact save for Kevin, who has gone solo and is now a successful actor in Broadway with Billy Flynn in Chicago as his most popular role.
A year ago, there came the news that the NKOTB and the BSB have gotten together to form a super group called the NKOTBSB. It was the late Dick Clark who got the ball rolling. He got the Kids and the Boys together for a number at the 2010 American Music Awards and the fans went wild. Next thing you know they had a new collaborative CD out in the market and were touring together. The album became a big hit and the tour sold out. Why not, they were singing their hits and their two new songs, Don’t Turn Out The Lights and All In My Head together.
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