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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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Take That 1995/2010

Robbie Williams rejoined Take That in 2010. Next year they are launching a sold-out stadium tour in the U.K.


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Boyz II Men 1996/2010

The group continues to tour regularly, but in 2003 original member Michael McCary left due to chronic back problems. They opted to not replace him and they now tour as a three-piece.

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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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