The Beatles

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The Beatles
Established: Formed in Liverpool in 1960. Band members went their separate ways in 1970.

Members: Originally a five-piece band, the Beatles were comprised of singer and guitarist John Lennon, guitarist Paul McCartney, guitarist George Harrison, bassist Stuart Sutcliffe and drummer Pete Best. Stuart left the band in 1961, and Pete was replaced with Ringo Starr in 1962.

Biggest hits: "Hey Jude," "The Long and Winding Road," "Yesterday," "Penny Lane," "Eleanor Rigby" and many more.

Awards: Seven Grammys.

Memorable moments: The Beatles took America by storm when they opened with "All My Loving" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

Trademark style: It's a toss-up between their early matching suits and mop tops and the bright military jackets that graced the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Best lyrics: "Though I know I'll never lose affection / For people and things that went before / I know I'll often stop and think about them / In my life I love you more" — "In My Life"

Where they are today: Fans gathered to remember John Lennon on the 20th anniversary of his death in October 2010. Harrison lost his battle with lung cancer in November 2001. Both remaining band members Ringo and Paul are currently touring. Paul will be honored at the Kennedy Center in December 2010.

The Beach Boys

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The Beach Boys
Established: 1961 in Southern California

Members: Brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and friend Al Jardine founded the original band. Bruce Johnston later became a full-fledged band member when Brian stopped touring.

Biggest hits: Anything having to do with cars, surfing or girls—"I Get Around," "Help Me Rhonda," "Good Vibrations," "California Girls" and more.

Awards: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Trademark style: Until 1966, the band wore a uniform of blue-and-gray-striped button-down shirts and white pants.

Best lyric: "Let's go surfin' now / Everybody's learning how / Come on and safari with me" — "Surfin' Safari"

Where they are today: Mike and Bruce are still touring as the Beach Boys with other musicians—including drummer/actor John Stamos. After battling drug addiction and mental illness, Brian went solo in 1988 and most recently released an album of Gershwin covers in August 2010. Dennis passed away in 1983, and Carl died of lung cancer in 1998.

The Osmonds

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The Osmonds
Established: Brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond began singing as a children's barbershop quartet in 1959. Younger brothers Donny and Jimmy joined the group in 1960s, and they scored their first hit record in 1971.

Biggest hits: "One Bad Apple," "Down by the Lazy River," "Crazy Horses," "Hold Her Tight."

Awards: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Memorable moments: In November 2007, the entire Osmond family reunited on Oprah's stage just days after the death of patriarch George Osmond. See what happened. 

Best lyric: "If you're all alone / You won't be long / Just bring your guitar and sing your song / Down by the lazy river / Everybody follow me" — "Down by the Lazy River"

Where they are today: Wayne, Merrill and Jay still tour as the Osmond Brothers. Alan retired from touring in 1996 due to multiple sclerosis, and his eight sons now tour as the Osmonds—Second Generation. Jimmy is an entrepreneur and has recently appeared in United Kingdom productions of Chicago and Grease. Donny currently performs in Las Vegas with sister Marie.

The Jackson 5

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The Jackson 5
Established: This band of brothers formed in 1966 in Gary, Indiana. Their first four singles all hit number one on the Billboard charts in 1970.

Members: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael Jackson. Randy replaced Jermaine in 1976.

Biggest hits: "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There."

Awards: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

Memorable moments: The last time all six brothers performed together was at Madison Square Garden in September 2001 during a concert celebrating 30 years of Michael Jackson's solo career.

Trademark style: Sequins, fringe and bell-bottoms.

Best lyric: "ABC / Easy as 123 / Or simple as do re mi / ABC / 123 / Baby, you and me girl" — "ABC"

Where they are today: After Michael's tragic death, the remaining Jacksons recorded background vocals for Michael's unreleased song "This Is It," featured in the film of the same name.
Oprah's dream date with Jackie Jackson

The Monkees

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The Monkees
Established: This fab foursome came together in 1965 to film a television pilot about a band called The Monkees. Life imitated art, and the band became a pop phenomenon.

Members: Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork.

Biggest hits: "Last Train to Clarksville," "(Theme from) The Monkees," "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," "I'm a Believer."

Awards: The Monkees television show was named Outstanding Comedy Series at the 1967 Emmys.

Fun fact: Neil Diamond wrote one of the band's biggest hits, "I'm a Believer."

Trademark style: Side-swept bangs and sideburns.

Best lyric: "Hey, hey, we're the Monkees / And people say we monkey around / But we're too busy singing / To put anybody down" — "(Theme from) The Monkees"

Where they are today: The band has toured in various combinations over the years, but the original foursome last toured together in 1997. Since then, Davy has appeared in and hosted many television shows and written an autobiography. Mike published his first novel in 1998 and released his most recent solo album, Rays, in 2006. Micky has released solo albums, worked as a morning radio show host and wrote two books in addition to his autobiography. Peter has also appeared on numerous television shows, released solo albums and is currently playing with his new group, Shoe Suede Blues.

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Established: The Puerto Rican boy band released its first album in 1977.

Fun fact: Once a band member turned 16, or his voice changed, he was contractually obligated to leave the group. Band founder Edgardo Diaz wanted to constantly keep the group young.

Past members: More than 30 members came and went between 1977 and 2009. Notables include: Ricky Martin, Abel Talamentez, Robi Draco Rosa, Rene Farrait, Johnny Lozada, Xavier Serbia, Miguel Cancel, Ricky Melendez, Rawy Torres, Angelo Garcia, Charlie Masso, Ray Reyes and Chris Moy.

Biggest hits: "No te Reprimas," "A Volar," "Subete A Mi Moto," "Hold Me," "Claridad," "Like a Cannonball." 

Best lyric: "I just want you to / Hold me, let me show you / How love can make our dreams come true / Let me hold you / And I'll give you all that you'll ever need / Please just believe me."

The end: Menudo called it quits in 1997, and a spin-off band, MDO, launched the same year. In 2007, MTV aired the reality series Making Menudo to start a new generation of the band. Five teens were chosen, but they disbanded in 2009.

Ricky Martin's journey to self-acceptance
New Edition

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New Edition
Established: Formed in 1982 in Boston.

Members: Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Ronnie DeVoe were the original members of the group. Johnny Gill joined after Bobby went solo in 1986.

Biggest hits: "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now," "Every Little Step," "Mr. Telephone Man."

Fun Fact: New Edition was discovered after they came in second place at a talent show. Michael Bivins later discovered and helped develop Boyz II Men. 

Best lyric: "My girl's like candy / a candy treat / She knocks me right off of my feet / She's so fine as can be / I know this girl is meant for me" — "Candy Girl"

Where they are today: The group took a hiatus in 1990. Ronnie, Michael and Ricky formed another successful group, Bell Biv Devoe. Ralph and Johnny went solo. In 1996, all six members got together to record the album Home Again. The group's latest release, 2004's One Love, featured all members except Bobby.
New Kids on the Block

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New Kids on the Block
Established: New Edition producer Maurice Starr discovered the boys during a 1985 talent search in Boston and formed the group. 

Members: Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight.

Biggest hits: "Hangin' Tough," "I'll Be Loving You Forever," "Step by Step," "Cover Girl," "You Got It (The Right Stuff)."

Awards: The group took home Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the 1990 American Music Awards.

Memorable Moment: Fans in their 30s and 40s screamed like teenagers when New Kids on the Block reunited and performed live on The Today Show in 2008.

Trademark style: Overalls, patterned sweaters.

Best lyric: "Listen up, everybody / If you wanna take a chance / Just get on the floor / And do the New Kids' dance" — "Hangin' Tough"

Where they are today: The New Kids went their separate ways in 1994. Jordan found solo success, and Danny started a record label. Donnie made his mark in movies like The Sixth Sense, while Joey became a regular on Fox's Boston Public and competed in Dancing with the Stars. Jonathan started a real estate career. In 2008, the band reunited and released a new album, The Block. They will tour with the Backstreet Boys in spring 2011.
Color Me Badd

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Color Me Badd
Established: Formed in 1990 in Oklahoma City.

Members: Mark Calderon, Bryan Abrams, Kevin Thornton and Sam Watters.

Biggest hits: "I Wanna Sex You Up," "I Adore Mi Amor," "All 4 Love."

Awards: In 1992, the group took home Favorite Single R&B/Soul from the American Music Awards and Best R&B/Soul Single and Song of the Year from the Soul Train Music Awards.

Fun fact: The group's big break took place when "I Wanna Sex You Up" was featured on the New Jack City soundtrack. Their style of music has been described by some as "hip-hop-doo-wop."

Trademark style: Brightly colored suits with black T-shirts underneath.

Best lyric: "Come inside take off your coat / I'll make you feel at home / Now let's pour a glass of wine / Cause now we're all alone" — "I Wanna Sex You Up"

Where they are today: The group disbanded in 2000. Sam became a record producer who has worked with Jessica Simpson and Celine Dion. He married American Idol contestant Tamyra Gray in 2006. Kevin released a solo album. According to his MySpace page, Mark is currently writing new music for a forthcoming Christian album. Bryan has continued making music and appeared in the 2007 VH1 reality show Mission: Man Band along with N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick, LFO's Rich Cronin and 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons.
Boyz II Men

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Boyz II Men
Established: Formed in 1988 at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. 

Members: The group found success as a quartet comprised of Shawn Stockman, Mike McCary and brothers Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris. They were originally a quintet, but member Marc Nelson left the group before the first studio recording.

Biggest hits: "I'll Make Love to You," "One Sweet Day(with Mariah Carey)," "End of the Road," "On Bended Knee" and "A Song for Mama."

Awards: Four-time Grammy-winners and nine-time American Music Award winners.

Fun Fact: To practice, the boys would sing New Editions' "You Can Stand the Rain" in the halls and bathrooms of their high school. 

Trademark style : Preppy with the occasional baseball cap.

Best lyric: "I'll make love to you / Like you want me to / And I'll hold you tight / Baby all through the night" — "I'll Make Love to You"

Where they are today: These guys are still making sweet music. However, only three men remain. Bass singer Mike is no longer with the group. In February 2011, the remaining members are set to embark on a "love cruise" for their longtime fans in honor of their 20th anniversary and Valentine's Day.

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Established: These three brothers started performing together in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1992. 

Members: Guitarist Issac Hanson, pianist Taylor Hanson and drummer Zac Hanson. 

Biggest hits: "MMMBop!,""Where's the Love," "Weird" and"Penny and Me."

Fun fact: Out of the group trio, Zac is the only one who was not born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born in Arlington, Virginia. 

Trademark style: Hippy! Think of those long locks of hair.

Best lyric: Mmmbop, ba duba dop / Ba du bop, ba duba dop / Ba du bop, ba duba dop / Ba du / Yeah / Yeah" — "MMMBop!"

Where they are today: Their long locks may be gone, but this brotherly trio is still going strong! All three brothers are married and have kids. They released their fifth studio album in June 2010 and are currently on their Shout It Out tour.
Backstreet Boys

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Backstreet Boys
Established: Formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993.

Members: A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson.

Biggest hits: "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)," "I Want It That Way," "Larger Than Life" and "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)."

Memorable Moment: Kevin Richardson caught the attention of the fashion police for wearing a "man skirt" to VH1's Men Strike Back. 

Best lyric: "Everybody yeah! / Rock your body yeah / Everybody / Rock your body right! / Backstreet's back alright!" — "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"

Where they are today: The Backstreet Boys are now a foursome—Kevin Richardson has been taking hiatus from the group since 2006, but is still in close contact with the guys. Read what Kevin Richardson has been up to.

The Backstreet Boys released their seventh album, This Is Us in 2009. Like Boyz II Men, the Backstreet Boys will set sail on an upcoming cruise in December. They are planning to go on tour with New Kids on the Block in 2011.

The Backstreet Boys reunite on Oprah's stage
All- 4- One

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Established: Came together in Los Angeles in the mid 1990s. 

Members: Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez and Tony Borowiak.

Biggest hits: "I Swear," "I Can Love You Like That" and "So Much in Love."

Fun Fact: All-4-One recorded their debut album in 1994 in just five weeks. 

Awards: Won a Grammy in 1994 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Best lyric: "For or better or worse / Till death do us part / I'll love you with every beat of my heart / And I swear" — "I Swear"

Where they are today: This harmonious group released their seventh studio album, No Regrets, in September 2009.
*N Sync

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*N Sync
Established: Formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995. 

Members: Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and JC Chasez.
Biggest hits: "Bye Bye Bye!," "It's Gonna Be Me," "I Drive Myself Crazy," "Pop" and "I Want You Back."

Memorable Moment: Performed at the 2001 Super Bowl half-time show with Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly and Mary J. Blige. The group also performed the song "Pop" with Michael Jackson at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. 

Trademark style: Athletic: In the early days, the guys loved to rock the sports jerseys.
Best lyric: 'Your love is like a river / Peaceful and deep / Your soul is like a secret that I never could keep / When I look into your eyes /I know that it's true / God must have spent a little more time on you" — "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"

Where they are today: The guys have not been so in sync since 2002. However, each member seems to be keeping busy. Lance released a book about coming out in 2007 called Out of Sync. He also appeared on Dancing with the Stars (Season 7), as did fellow *N SYNC member Joey (Season 4). Joey is now the host of the game show Family Feud. Chris pursued a solo career and sings in the group Nigels11. He has a foundation called the Chris Kirkpatrick Foundation, which offers help to disadvantaged children.

JC pursued a career in songwriting and producing. He also appeared as a judge on MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. Justin has had huge success in music, acting and fashion. You can seem him in the hit movie The Social Network. He also runs his own clothing line, William Rast.  See what a day is like in Justin's world. 

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LFO (Lyte Funky Ones)
Established: Originated in Massachusetts in 1995. 

Members: Rich Cronin, Devin Lima and Brad Fischetti. Brian Gillis was in the group until 1999, when Devin replaced him.

Biggest hits: "Summer Girls," "Girl on TV," "Every Other Time" and "Can't Have You."

Fun facts: Jennifer Love Hewitt appeared in LFO's music video for "Girl on TV." It is said that Rich wrote that song for her. 

Best lyric: "New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits / Chinese food makes me sick / And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer for the summer / I like girls that wear Abercrombie & Fitch" — "Summer Girls"

Where they are today: The group has been on hiatus since 2003 to work on solo careers. Sadly, Rich died in September 2010 from leukemia. Before his death, he participated in the VH1 show Mission: Man Band.

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Established: Formed in Los Angeles and released their first album in 1997. 

Members: Brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons.

Biggest hits: "Because of You," "The Hardest Thing," "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" and "My Everything." 

Memorable Moment: Jessica Simpson appeared in the music video for "My Everything."

Trademark style: Shirts off and fireman suits. These guys had no problem showing off their muscles and wore lots fireman gear to coincide with their 98° and Rising CD cover. 

Best lyric: You're my sunshine after the rain / You're the cure against my fear and my pain / 'Cause I'm losing my mind / When you're not around / It's all... it's all... / It's all because of you" — "Because of You"

Where they are today:
In 2002, the group separated to pursue solo endeavors. Drew won the second season of Dancing with the Stars. Nick released two solo albums and had a very public marriage and divorce with Jessica Simpson. Jeff also appeared on the 2007 VH1 reality show Mission: Man Band. Justin went the political route and ran for mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Established: Formed from the first season of the ABC reality TV series Making The Band in 2000. 

Members: Jacob Underwood, Ashley Parker Angel, Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick. Ikaika Kahoano was an original member, but left the group and was replaced by Dan Miller. 

Biggest hits: "Liquid Dreams," "All or Nothing," "We Fit Together" and "These Are the Days."

Fun fact: The group was originally managed by Lou Pearlman, who also takes credit for playing a role in the success of the Backstreet Boys and *N SYNC.

Trademark style: T-shirts and jeans. 

Best lyric: Angelina Jolie's lips to kiss in the dark / Underneath Cindy C.'s beauty mark / When it comes to the test well Tyra's the best / And Salma Hayek brings the rest" — "Liquid Dreams"

Where they are today: Like many of their boy band predecessors, the group split up in 2003 to pursue solo careers. Ashley had a reality show on MTV called There and Back and a solo album. He also appeared on Broadway in Hairspray. Erik-Michael joined the Army.
Jonas Brothers

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Jonas Brothers
Established: Gained attention on the Disney Channel and released their first single in 2005. 

Members: Brothers Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas.

Biggest hits: "Burnin' Up," "Hold On" and "S.O.S"

Fun facts: In 2005 the brothers were the opening act for the Backstreet Boys. According to their website, on the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 they sold nearly 1 million tickets in just one week. 

Trademark style: Boy band chic.

Best lyric: "I'm hot / You're cold / You go around / Like you know / Who I am / But you don't / You've got me on my toes" — "Burnin' Up"

Where they are today: Continuing the boy band craze, the Jonas Brothers have a major presence in the social media world with millions of fans following them on Facebook and MySpace. They continue to tour around the world and take breaks for solo projects. Check out the Jonas Brothers' appearance on The Oprah Show. 

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