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The 9 Most Influential Boy Bands: Then and Now

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Unlike almost all of their peers, the Backstreet Boys never broke up — though original member Kevin Richardson did quit in 2006.

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Monkees 1967/1997

The Monkees were the best-selling band of 1967, outselling even The Beatles. They reformed periodically in the past three decades, but usually without guitarist Mike Nesmith.

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Color Me Badd 1991/Today

Bottom from left: Bryan Abrams in 2007, Kevin Thornton in 2008, Sam Watters in 2009, Mark Calderon.

 

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