Who was your favourite 'teenybopper' act?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bobby Morrow, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    The Monkees, for me.

    They started out as teenyboppers until they (led by Nesmith) asserted themselves and moved in a more progressive (though not as commercially successful) direction.

    I don't think The Beatles can accurately be described as teenyboppers.

    From the very start they wrote most of their own music, and their early compositions were well-reviewed at the time by the Classical Music Reviewer for The London Standard (or whatever the main London newspaper was).

    They may have appealed to a lot of pre-teens and teens, but that does not a teenybopper band make, IMO.

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2017
  2. TimM

    TimM Forum Resident

    Dayton Ohio
    The Monkees, and yes I still listen today.
  3. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Yes, that is what I have been led to believe -- Bobby Vee was supposed to be one of the nicest people in showbiz.

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  4. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

    Partridge Family, The Monkees & KISS
  5. MaggieMac

    MaggieMac Forum Resident

    Thanks, @Bobby Morrow! I came to really like many different artists in the following years such as Simon and Garfunkle, John Denver, Jim Croce, etc, but they were not "crushes" and none meant the same to me as Bobby. I think that being a fan at a young age can intertwine with a developing sense of self, a beginning ability to reflect about yourself and other people and life. Maybe experiences take on a bigger meaning, as you say, the first time things. I like hearing about others' experiences and WHY they like who they do, as it tells me something about the person and what moves them. I have a younger woman friend who liked the Nelson twins as a teen (Ricky Nelson's sons) and went a little nuts and reacted like a giggly teenager when I mentioned I had seen them in concert. Very fun conversation!
    I do however think that Bobby's music IS the best ever made... :wiggle:

    Definitely among the nicest!! You may have heard Bob Dylan's tribute to Bobby a few years back when he said Bobby was the most beautiful person he had ever been on stage with. As a fan, I found it very touching to see the outpouring of kind words from fellow musicians, fans, and friends of Bobby when he passed away. This article written by Rick Shefchik, an author, novelist, journalist, and music critic who knew Bobby, was typical.

    UMP | University of Minnesota Press Blog: On Bobby Vee, a great man to the core.
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  6. The Monkees and The Partridge Family. David Cassidy was quite a singer and they had some great songs presented to them.
  7. KayNicole

    KayNicole Well-Known Member

    Michigan, USA
    Bay City Rollers, man. They were crazy in those kilts!
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  8. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    What’s odd about it? He had 3 top ten hits and co-starred on a hit TV show “The Hardy Boys Mysteries.” And he was a total cutie! Yes I had a crush on him back then. :love:
  9. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates Forum Resident

    Wrong thread.
  10. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    I liked Hey Deanie
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  11. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Forum Resident

    The Osmonds
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  12. Gavinyl

    Gavinyl Penthouse Forum Resident

    The Walker Brothers...
  13. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    No offence meant. He just never caught on here. The fan magazines tried to build him up, but it didn't work. Andy Gibb was another one who didn't have anywhere near the same success he had in the States in the UK. Though he fared a little better than Shaun.
  14. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    hehe, Nirvana was my answer too.
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  15. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Forum Resident

  16. KayNicole

    KayNicole Well-Known Member

    Michigan, USA
    Ricky Nelson!!
  17. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Feast your eyes.

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  18. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Haren, DM
    Yes, but they couldn't keep up with the shorts

  19. bob60

    bob60 Forum Resident

    London UK
    I have seen better legs hanging out of a birds nest :D
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  20. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    1. Early Beatles
    2. Partridge Family
    3. Monkees
    4. Frampton
  21. Monsieur Gadbois

    Monsieur Gadbois Forum Resident

    West Coast
  22. Ethan B

    Ethan B Forum Resident

    san diego
    Alvin doesnt sing on Coo Ca Choo?
  23. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    No, it's Peter Shelley doing the vocal. Not the guy from the Buzzcocks, it was the one who sang Love Me Love My Dog.:). Alvin did the vocals on the rest of his songs...Well, as far as I know.:D
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  24. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Colorado Springs
    The Monkees
    Paul Revere & The Raiders
    The Royal Guardsmen

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