Rock Music History: Boys Two Men

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Rock Music History Final Paper April 25, 2012 Boys II Men Who would have thought that such a young group of young men would of tuned into the best R&B group of all time. It all begins at an early age at Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia in 1988. They were originally known as Unique Attraction in High school. Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson are who came together at first and then they recruited the winning formula by getting tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman and also Bass singer Michael McCary. The group rehearsed and rehearsed, they often rehearsed in Bathrooms due to the acoustics that the Bathroom Provided. Unique Attraction found inspiration in the group New Editions harmonies and routines,…show more content…
Nathan got into music in an early age by singing in church and playing the trumpet. His great vocals were discovered in 4th grade during a vocal class. Morris seemed to be in trouble a lot and really didn’t care about school, one day in a history class Morris would be asked to quiet down and which he didn’t, but then and there a classmate which was known as Marc Nelson would join in and they would both be kicked out of class. Morris and Nelson were talking and it led to a conversation about music and they both had a love for it so they came together and the group started to shape. Marc Nelson was born on January 23, 1971 and raised on the south side of Philadelphia. Wanya Morris is also known as a founder of Boys II Men. Wanya is the group’s second tenor. Wanya Morris was born on July 29, 1973 and was raised on the North side of Philadelphia. Shawn Stockman, who has been there from the beginning, was born in Philadelphia on September 26, 1972. Stockman is the group’s tenor Vocalist. Michael McCary was born on the North side of Philadelphia on December 16, 1971. He was the bass singer. In 1989 is when Boys II Men got there big break, they were fortunate enough to go back stage at a Bell Biv DeVoe concert. Boys II Men would sing an acapella song known as “Can You Stand the Rain” by New Edition for Michael Bivins. Bivins offered them a contract right then and there with Motown Records. At some point before the group’s debut album was released, member Marc Nelson decided to leave the group to pursue his own personal solo career. As a group of four now, they wasted no time and entered the studio to record their debut

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