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New Edition: Editions Of Youth

Interview by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 16 April 1983

HERE'S SOMETHING that can't miss. Five young and cute boys (ages 14 and 15) who can sing and dance, including one outstanding lead singer whose ...

East 17: Sheffield Arena

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Guardian, The, 22 May 1995

Hormonesapoppin' as E17 storm the Sheffield Arena. No prisoners taken ...

East 17: Pimply — East 17: Around The World — The Journey So Far (London 826852-2)

Review by Lucy O'Brien, Q, January 1997

East 17: becoming cooler by degrees. ...

Backstreet Boys: And They Can Sing Too

Profile and Interview by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 4 January 1998

Two years ago, the Backstreet Boys struggled to find an audience in America for their clean-cut songs. Now, after mega-star success in Europe and Canada, ...

Hanson: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 17 June 1998

Teen hearts throb with teen music ...

Backstreet Boys: Earl's Court, London **

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 21 June 1999

IT'S A DEPRESSING thought, but the Backstreet Boys have a strong claim to being the most popular group in the world right now. Although no ...

Gary Barlow: Stronger, Faster, Better — and Taller

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 2 July 1999

Gary Barlow may have been upstaged by the success of his former Take That colleague. Then again, says Caroline Sullivan, Robbie can't fly ...

Bros, Five, The Spice Girls: Bob Herbert 1942-1999

Obituary by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 14 August 1999

BOB HERBERT, who has died in a car crash aged 57, didn't invent the idea of the packaged pop group, but, as the man responsible ...

Backstreet Boys: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim CA

Live Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 16 October 1999

There's a Backstreet Boy for Every Teenage Girl ...

Donny Osmond: Big Brother

Profile and Interview by Tim Cooper, Observer, The, 25 March 2001

He was on stage by five, on tour by eight and receiving 50,000 fan letters a week by 13. But behind his success lay loneliness, ...

Backstreet Boys, One Direction: Just me and the boybands…

Retrospective by Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 21 June 2012

IT WAS BEGINNING to get very surreal. For months we'd been broadcasting live out of a brand-new studio overlooking Times Square, first as MTV Live, ...

Bros: O2, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, 21 August 2017

NOSTALGIA IS A powerful drug. One of the joys of witnessing former teen-pop idols re-form in middle age is the extra emotional depth, knowing hindsight ...

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