Issue 23, Summer 2012 As the middle sibling of teenaged trio Hanson, keyboardist Taylor Hanson rocketed to full-fledged stardom while most of his peers were still struggling with their algebra homework. Their 1997 debut on Mercury Records, Middle of Nowhere, became a massive hit for the brothers (then just 16, 14, and 11 years old), […]
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Before Carly Rae Jepsen caught the ear of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, the “Call Me Maybe” singer was already busy impressing another bunch of teen idols. Over the course of their cross-Canadian tour together this past winter, Jepsen and ’90s pop sensation Hanson became both friends and fans of each others work.
In case you haven’t been to your local mall lately (or just stepped out of the house in general), the holidays are officially everywhere. And with holiday fever come a few telltale symptoms — like gift buying and giving, tree decorating, candle lighting, dreidel spinning, traveling, and hopefully tons of eggnog to wash it all down.
“Natalie and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our newest family member, Wilhelmina Jane Hanson,” Taylor tells PEOPLE exclusively. “She arrived on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and was welcomed by more love than could fit in the room.”
Taylor, 29 — who is one third of the band Hanson with his brothers Isaac and Zac — and Natalie, 28, told PEOPLE in April that they were expecting again, and announced in July that baby on the way was a girl.
An Oxfordshire man who bombarded US pop group Hanson with 461 daily video messages requesting they play at his wedding has been made a “dream” offer.
James Bishop, 26, from Abingdon, and his friend Chris Douch, started sending messages to the band in February 2011.
They replied using YouTube, offering to fly Mr Bishop and his fiancee Jennie Tripp to Jamaica for their honeymoon.
1997: Hanson will probably spend the rest of their lives trying and failing to come up with a song that emulates the genius of MMMBop, and there’s no shame in that.
Rolling Stone readers voted MMMBop the sixth worst song of the 90s, but such arrant rockist snobbery need detain us no further. MMMBop would have been a brilliant song, even before producers The Dust Brothers set about sprinkling magic wikki-wikki pop dust all over it. It’s also a song whose wisdom is inversely proportionate to the age (16, 13, 11) of the three brothers that wrote it.
As I sit perched upon a soft rolling hill of green, I am reminded of the patchwork of memories that we have made together. I have seen many mountains and oceans, but your rugged land holds my heart.
In my early years, we shared some of my best memories on long summer days. Adventuring down endless moss covered rocks in trickling streams with my friends at my side, I felt like a character from my own “Young Hemingway” novel. We braved new territory and earned our stripes.