Archive Page - 08/16/13 41 years, 2,180 covers and 55,277 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Not Even Chrissy Teigen Could Score This at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
- The Style Top 5: Gigi Hadid Shares Her Beauty Don'ts, Blake Lively's Million Dollar Style Week and More
- Cecily Strong Goes in for Hillary Clinton – and Bill – at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
- The Best Lines from Barack Obama's Speech at the White House Correspondent's Dinner
- Michelle Obama Embraces Her Inner Disco Queen at the WHCD
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- June 19, 1989
- Vol. 31
- No. 24
Boston's New Kids on the Block, Popsters with a Smile, Work the Sunny Side of the Street
This bloodlust enthusiasm is something new for the New Kids, whose first album, released in 1986, sold a paltry 90,000 copies. The second, Hangin' Tough, has passed the two-million mark and has earned the band a six-year contract with Columbia. The band—Wahlberg, 19, Knight, 18, his brother Jonathan, 20, Danny Wood, 19, and Joseph McIntyre, 16—was invented by producer-songwriter Maurice Starr (with then-manager Mary Alford) to meet a perceived need. In 1983, Starr had created New Edition—hot, young, wholesome and black. "There was Menudo, who were great role models for Spanish kids," says Wahlberg, "and New Edition for young black kids. But for white teenage kids, you had the Beastie Boys, who were throwing beer off the stage and stuff like that." Presto! The New Kids. Their gestures are controlled, their outfits from the Gap, and they propound a non-beer-tossing, antidrug message.
The fivesome were friends at Boston's Trotter School when the band was formed and, says Wahlberg, "in the first years I think our friendship carried us through." Since April the Kids have been on the road without letup, often as a guest act for Tiffany. "Our tour buses are just like home," says Wood. "You have the living room, VCR, stereo, refrigerator, cooler, bathroom, and there are the beds. We love it." But don't think they're going Van Halen. "We call home," says Wood reassuringly. "We call our mothers and fathers." Manager Dick Scott couldn't be happier. "If I had to get [these kids] from central casting," he says, beaming, "they couldn't be more Middle America."
April 25, 2015
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!