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February 11, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Teen sensation New Kids on the Block sued their former music director Gregory McPherson for defamation of character on Monday in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. The defamation suit, which seeks unspecified damages, comes less than a week after the pop quintet interrupted its Australian tour to perform live on "The Arsenio Hall Show" in Los Angeles to counter charges by McPherson that the group is primarily a lip-sync act.
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May 5, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Greg McPherson, the former music director for New Kids on the Block, recanted his claim that the Boston-based teen sensations were primarily a lip-sync act, most everybody in the music industry thought the hatchet was buried. Not so. New Kids singer Jordan Knight, whose group filed a defamation lawsuit against McPherson in February, says the group intends to push on with its legal case and won't be satisfied until its name is cleared in court.
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February 15, 1992
Regarding the article "New Kids on the Spot" (Feb. 5): I find it incredibly ironic that Gregory McPherson only now has the gall to make lip-sync allegations against New Kids on the Block. It seems to me that there must be something more here than looking out for the best interests of the fans. The fact is that New Kids on the Block do sing their own lead vocals. Anyone who has attended their concerts, as I have, knows that their shows are live--not Memorex--because each show is never exactly the same as the last, and there are times when they don't hit the right notes.
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February 15, 1992
Regarding the article "New Kids on the Spot" (Feb. 5): I find it incredibly ironic that Gregory McPherson only now has the gall to make lip-sync allegations against New Kids on the Block. It seems to me that there must be something more here than looking out for the best interests of the fans. The fact is that New Kids on the Block do sing their own lead vocals. Anyone who has attended their concerts, as I have, knows that their shows are live--not Memorex--because each show is never exactly the same as the last, and there are times when they don't hit the right notes.
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February 5, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gregory McPherson, the University of Massachusetts music teacher whose lip-sync allegations last week caused an uproar in the world of teen sensations New Kids on the Block, says that it's ironic that the vocal group is going on "The Arsenio Hall Show" tonight to defend its honor.
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May 5, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Greg McPherson, the former music director for New Kids on the Block, recanted his claim that the Boston-based teen sensations were primarily a lip-sync act, most everybody in the music industry thought the hatchet was buried. Not so. New Kids singer Jordan Knight, whose group filed a defamation lawsuit against McPherson in February, says the group intends to push on with its legal case and won't be satisfied until its name is cleared in court.
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February 15, 1992
Regarding "New Kids on the Spot" (Feb. 5): I find it incredibly ironic that Gregory McPherson only now has made lip-sync allegations against New Kids on the Block. It seems to me that there must be something more here than looking out for the best interests of the fans. Anyone who has attended their concerts, as I have, knows that their shows are live, because each show is never exactly the same as the last, and there are times when they don't hit the right notes. They're only human.
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February 1, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pop teen heroes the New Kids on the Block will interrupt their Australian tour to perform live Wednesday on "The Arsenio Hall Show" in Los Angeles to counter charges made this week by their former musical director that the group lip-syncs in concert and contributed less than 30% of the singing on their records. The group was sued Jan.
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October 17, 1987 | Richard Hoffer
The big three--Oklahoma, Nebraska and Miami--have so outdistanced the competition this season that at least one National Football League man proposed that they substitute for the pro teams during the recent strike. Certainly, they've been playing out of their league, but that's what has been expected of them since the first kickoff. Beneath this elite layer, however, there have been some surprises. One of the biggest will be on display again today when Syracuse plays host to Penn State.
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February 6, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The New Kids on the Block sang on "The Arsenio Hall Show" Wednesday. Sang is the operative word. Those were their voices going out to millions of viewers--not someone else's, or even prerecorded tracks of their own. Harmonies were off and notes were missed on several occasions, leaving little doubt that it really was the New Kids performing their two musical numbers on the show, taped Wednesday afternoon at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
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February 11, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Teen sensation New Kids on the Block sued their former music director Gregory McPherson for defamation of character on Monday in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. The defamation suit, which seeks unspecified damages, comes less than a week after the pop quintet interrupted its Australian tour to perform live on "The Arsenio Hall Show" in Los Angeles to counter charges by McPherson that the group is primarily a lip-sync act.
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February 5, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gregory McPherson, the University of Massachusetts music teacher whose lip-sync allegations last week caused an uproar in the world of teen sensations New Kids on the Block, says that it's ironic that the vocal group is going on "The Arsenio Hall Show" tonight to defend its honor.
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February 5, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the newest controversy in the pop world broke last week, when former music director and producer Gregory McPherson claimed that teen sensation New Kids on the Block were lip-syncers, the superstars went on the offensive and decided to take their case straight to the highest court in the land. Well, at least the highest court in their land.
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