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...New Kids on the Block had several hits and became one of the most popular acts in the late 1980s and early 1990s pop milieu. The group was formed in the 1980s by Maurice Starr in Boston, Massachusetts. Starr had previously championed New...

New Kids on the Block's Hangin’ Tough

Rebecca Wallwork

Rebecca Wallwork is a writer and content director based in Miami Beach. She is a former music editor for Interview magazine and in the name of journalism, she has been inside the New York Jets locker room, backstage at the Westminster dog show, a guest at Donald Trump’s wedding–and a passenger on the inaugural New Kids on the Block cruise. She’s a Joe girl for life. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

33 1/3 Books

...Hangin’ Tough, the second album by the New Kids on the Block, has sold more than seventeen million copies worldwide since it was released in 1988. But the album and the band have also been dismissed, derided and deemed uncool by the music...

Republic of Ireland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 3,700,000 (2000) With a land area of 27,000 sq miles (68,890 sq km), the Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland in northwest Europe. The country was a British colony and part of the United Kingdom...