Teen Idolsby Sarah Kelly
At some point in history, any one of the names listed above was enough to provoke screaming, fainting, and mass hysteria -- not to mention the
From VH-1's top-rated series, a photo-packed, behind-the-scenes showcase explores the lives of pop culture's dreamiest, steamiest teen phenoms past and present -- from Elvis, Donny, and Davey to Britney, Justin, and Ricky.
At some point in history, any one of the names listed above was enough to provoke screaming, fainting, and mass hysteria -- not to mention the practice of buying a fan magazine for the express purpose of kissing the pictures inside. You didn't need to know their last names for these teen idols to rock your world.
From Elvis to *NSYNC, Donny Osmond to Debbie Gibson, and David Cassidy to Ricky Martin, VH-1 Behind the Music: Teen Idols chronicles five decades of teen scream objects. Featuring a dose of Behind the Music-style irony that cleverly echoes the breathless tone and design of teen celebrity mags, the book also looks closely at the surreal world of at teen idol and considers the tragic effects mass adoration can have on an ego an don a career. For each artist profiled, a Vital Stats page brings readers right up to date on whether their idol aged gracefully or fell with a clunk to earth after one hit and a lot of media coverage.
Teen Idols gives us an entertaining look at boy bands, girl bands, and those few who made it out of idoldom with their dignity intact (John Travolta, anyone?) -- and lets us relive our teen years without the brain-dulling hormonal rampage we went through way back when.
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