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New Kids on the Block get star on Walk of Fame

New Kids on the Block get star on Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 9 (UPI) --New Kids on the Block get Hollywood Walk of Fame star 30 years after the band formed.
Danielle Haynes
Nick Carter and Jordan Knight reenact old photos from their boy band days

Nick Carter and Jordan Knight reenact old photos from their boy band days

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- New duo Nick Carter and Jordan Knight reenacted some hilarious photos from their days with the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block.
Annie Martin
Nick Carter and Jordan Knight team up on new album 'Nick & Knight'

Nick Carter and Jordan Knight team up on new album 'Nick & Knight'

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter and New Kids on the Block's Jordan Knight plan to release a joint album, "Nick & Knight."
Annie Martin

Report: New Kids on the Block reuniting

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The five members of the once-popular U.S. band New Kids on the Block reportedly are reuniting 24 years after the "Hangin' Tough" group first formed.

Former New Kid Knight welcomes new kid

BOSTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Former New Kids on the Block singer Jordan Knight and his wife, Evelyn, have a new kid on their Boston block, a son named Eric Jacob Knight.

Jordan Knight exits 'The Surreal Life'

LAS VEGAS, March 28 (UPI) -- A death in the family has forced former New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight to leave VH1's "The Surreal Life: Fame Game," which is filming in Las Vegas.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Pervis Jackson of the Spinners, who was born in 1938 (age 65); Taj Mahal, whose real name is Henry St. Clair Fredericks, in 1942 (age 61); Jesse Winchester in 1944 (age 59); drummer Bill Bruford of King Crimson, Yes and Genesis i
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 17-23.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 22-28.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus, who was born in 1945 (age 58); Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival also in 1945 (age 58); Left Banke keyboardist Michael Brown in 1949 (age 54); the Average White Band's Steve Ferrone in 1950 (age 53);
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Rufus Thomas, whose early 1960s hits included "Walking the Dog" and "Funky Chicken." Thomas was born in 1917. Five Satins lead singer Fred Parris was born in 1936 (age 67); Diana Ross in 1944 (age 59); Richard Tandy of Electric L
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include folk singer Joan Baez, who was born in 1941 (age 62); Scott Engel of The Walker Brothers in 1944 (age 59); former Yardbird and Led Zeppeliner Jimmy Page in 1945 (age 58); William Cowsill of the Cowsills in 1948 (age 55); David Jo
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 4-10.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts and Alan Howard of Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, both born in 1941 (age 61); Gary Puckett of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap in 1942 (age 60); James Tucker of the Turtles in 1946 (age 56); Spinal Tap
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Jordan Knight
Danny Wood (L), Jordan Knight (C), and Donnie Wahlberg with New Kids on the Block perform in concert at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach on May 13, 2010. UPI/Michael Bush
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Jordan Knight (born Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight, May 17, 1970, Dorchester, Massachusetts) is an American singer-songwriter best known as a singer in the boy band, New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), and actor which rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s. He is best known for his distinctive falsetto style of singing, influenced by The Stylistics. After New Kids On The Block disbanded Jordan continued a solo career. He released 4 Top 40 singles, most famously for his hit song "Give It To You" in 1999 but since then he has failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 again, Jordan has also done two studio albums, one remix album and 1 EP.

Jordan Knight was just close to 14 in 1984 when he joined New Kids On The Block. The band was assembled in Boston by producer Maurice Starr. His fellow members included his brother, Jonathan Knight, as well as Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood. Over the next few years Knight began teaching himself keyboard instruments and writing songs. Maurice Starr, the New Kids' producer, who also wrote much of the New Kids material, was reluctant to add the teenager's work to the band's repertoire.

New Kids on the Block sold over 70 million albums worldwide, generated hundreds of million of dollars of concert revenues, and paved the way for later boy bands like Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. New Kids on the Block disbanded in 1994.

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