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Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 17 January 1985

CHARLESTON — SINCE teenyboppers first screamed for Ricky Nelson and Frankie Avalon more than twenty-five years ago, pop music's teen idols have tended to be cute and clean-cut, the kind of boys who would like to hold a girl's hand but who wouldn't try to fool around with her in the backseat.

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