Hello all you New Kids On The Block junkies! Pull a chair up and have a listen to my first installment of a blog on those fabulous Boston Boys!
Every generation of teenage girls has had at least one teen idol to call its own, who was yours?
In the 1940’s girls screamed for crooner Frank Sinatra. In the 1950’s, a boy toy named Elvis swiveled his pelvis and drove the girls wild! The 1960’s brought “John, Paul, George and Ringo,” the Beatles, while the 1970’s served up the Monkees, the Osmond Brothers and the Jackson Five.
Many tried in the 1980’s to fire the flames of teen passion, but none – not Duran Duran, the Bay City Rollers, Menudo – could keep the fire burning for very long. But the end of 1989 will for sure go down in the annals of teen idoldom as The Year of the New Kids!
These 5 boys from Boston include Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Joe Mcintyre, Jonathan Knight and Jordan Knight.
Let me tell you a little about each guy.
Donnie Wahlberg who was born Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. on August 17, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts to proud parents Alma and Donald, Sr. He has 3 sisters Debbie, Michelle and Tracy and 4 brothers Arthur, Paul, James, Robert and Mark (you know, that hot babe with the great chest Mary Mark Wahlberg, be still my heart!). Anyway, that is one big family! Donnie had a close-knit family and his parents instilled in their children great values, including to have a positive attitude in life! He is known as the “peace-lovin” Kid!
Danny Wood who was born Daniel William Wood on May 14, 1970. Elizabeth (Betty) and Daniel Wood, Sr. were the proud parents of their first son. He has 4 sisters Bethany, Melissa, Pam and Rachel and 1 brother Brett. He had wonderful parents who taught the kids from an early age about “sharing”.
Jonathan Knight who was born Jonathan Rashleigh Knight on November 29, 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts is the older brother to Jordan Knight.
Jordan Knight who was born Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight on May 17, 1970, in Worcester, Massachusetts is the younger brother to Jonathan Knight.
Jonathan and Jordan Knight have 2 sisters Allison and Sharon and 2 brothers David and Christopher. Family time was very important to their parents a value they passed on to their children.
Joe McIntyre who was born Joseph Mulrey McIntyre on December 31, 1972. He is the youngest son to Thomas and Katherine McIntyre. He has 1 brother Tom and 7 sisters Judith, Alice, Susan, Patricia, Carol, Jean, and Kate. Man that’s a lot of sisters! Joe’s family was always supportive of their children and their saying was “In our family, whatever one of us does is accepted by the others.”
Now if the black cat doesn’t run away from shear fright of seeing himself in the mirror next time I’ll tell you about the interesting history about how these guys met and NKOTB was formed!
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