Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Boyzone vocalist dead at 33

Though not a high impacting group musically, Boyzone still had moderate success on my top 40 charts during the 1990's. There biggest three hits were "Father and son" in May 1996, another cover version, "Words" in December of the same year, and their last big hit "no matter what" in October 1998. Their first hit was "Love me for a reason", which reached a modest #19 in late March 1995.

With a few more minor hits in 1997 and 1998, Stephen Gatley and fellow vocalist Ronan Keating made their small mark on nineties contemporary pop. Their hits charted along side fellow boy-groups such as West Life, The Backstreet Boys, and Take that, who had all charted with stronger hit runs. Despite this, it is somewhat sad that we note the death of Stephen Gatley at age 33. He was found dead in his apartment on the 10th of October.

Let's remember Boyzone with their biggest hit, "Words".

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