In the 40s it was Frank Sinatra.
In the 60s it was The Beatles.
In the 70s it was David Cassidy.
In the 80s it was Jon Bon Jovi.
In the 90s it was Hanson… specifically Taylor.
And now… well, you know.
What do these riot-causers have in common? Besides causing young girls to have completely irrational daydreams of marrying them, causing young girls to hyperventilate, and even causing them to faint.
The thing they have in common is the plastering of their faces on the pages of Tiger Beat, the magazine founded in 1965 by Charles Laufer, who just passed away. Okay… Frank Sinatra was too early for it, but I just love the term for his teenybopper followers: bobby sox.
I was no exception to the phenomenon of fanatical tween devotion to oh-so-cute famous boys: I really did kiss my Taylor Hanson poster(s).