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Boyzone`s History

Boyzone History Boyzone was formed in November 1993 following an audition in Dublin.The six boys originally selected were Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Stephen Gately, Keith Duffy, Mark Walton and Richie Rock. The day after forming, the band performed a hastily arranged dance routine to 'Burn Baby Burn' on the Irish Late Late Show presented by Gaye Byrne. Within six months Mark Walton left, unable to cope with the pressure and Richie Rock was sacked after skipping rehearsals and some early gigs. Michael Graham was brought in to replace them and the line up was complete.

In the summer of 1994 Boyzone's first single 'Working My Way Back To You' was released only in Ireland and reached number three in the charts. The song later became something of an embarrassment to the band - it was soon deleted and has never been included on an album. Their first UK single 'Love Me For A Reason'(a Osmondís ) was released in December 1994 and courted attention when the boys performed on the Smash Hits Roadshow and won Best New Tour Act at the Smash Hits Poll Winner Party . The single entered the charts at number 10 and then climbed to be number two at Christmas, only being kept off the top by East17s 'Stay Another Day'. Boyzone's first release of 1995 was 'Key To My Life' which reached number three, followed by 'So Good' which also reached number three. In the summer of 1995 a strange turn of events befell the band. Mikey Graham fell off a horse and hurt his neck and spine and Shane Lynch broke his ankle in a freak accident jumping over a stream to retrieve a basketball. The accident meant that the band's first UK tour had to be drastically altered and although Shane missed several appearances he was able to attend Boyzone's launch party for their first album 'Said And Done' which was held at Chessington World Of Adventures. The album went straight in at number one in the UK and Ireland and the band ended the year with the release of 'Father And Son' - the song that Ronan had sung at their auditions. One of their biggest selling singles to date, it reached number two in the UK charts. They ended the year by winning Best New Act at the Smash Hits Poll Winner Party. Boyzone began 1996 with an unexpected nomination in the Best International Newcomer Category at the Brit Awards. For a large part of the summer they toured the UK and then, early in 1996 it was revealed that both Mikey and Keith's girlfriends were pregnant . Mikey's daughter Hannah and Keith's son Jordan were born shortly before the start of Boyzone's UK tour and rumours suggested that the band would split. However, Boyzone soon proved the critics wrong, releasing the album 'A Different Beat' in November 1996, another number 1. Boyzone completed a great year by winning 6 awards at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party. In February 1998 Ronan Keating's world fell apart when his mother Marie died of breast cancer, to be followed two weeks later by his grandmother and in April by his 16-year-old cousin. In March Shane Lynch married Esther from the group Eternal, after refusing to admit they had been seeing each other. 'All That I Need' hit number one in April, and was shortly followed by Ronan marrying his girlfriend Yvonne on the Caribbean Island of Nevis. At the launch party for their third album 'Where We Belong' in May,. Mikey now has a new girlfriend - dancer from their tour Karen Corradi. 'Where We Belong' went straight to number one in the UK album charts and later went to number one again when it was re-released containing the tracks 'No Matter What' and 'I Love The Way You Love Me'.

In February 'When The Going Gets Tough' (once again another cover this time stolen from Billy Ocean)was released in support of Comic Relief. It stayed at number one for two weeks and became the biggest selling Comic Relief single ever. In March Ronan and Yvonne celebrated the safe arrival of their son Jack. In May they gained their sixth number one single with 'You Needed Me', and celebrated during their sell-out UK tour. The Boyzone interview CD, 'By Request', book and video were all released on the 31st May and tickets for their December tour also went on sale during the May tour so May was an expensive month for Boyzone fans! On June 15th Stephen Gately bravely made the announcement that he was gay and in love with boyfriend Eloy De Jong . A few disloyal fans did abandoned the band but the support from true fans was overwhelming, and when Steve appeared at Party In The Park he received the biggest cheer of the day. . 22/11-99 Boyzone`s last singel Every Day I Love you was coming out.It`s a beutiful song some are been singing of Stephen and Ronan...Track 2 in the singel are been singing of Stephen alone.And track 3 are been singing solo of Keith

Boyzone`s lost played together in January 2000 in Dublin wher Ronan told the fans that the band will take a break to concentrate on their solo careeres. But he promise that they will coming back...... We are now in 2003 and we still waithing........ They five good friends from Dublin are not so good friends any more since Ronan dident wish to go back to the band...So Keith are working in the Coronation Street,Stephen are doing he`s Dream Role in Andrew Lloyd Webber`s musical Joseph and the Technicolour wher he play the lead role Joseph wher he doing a fantastic job.Mikey are working with a movie role,Shane are working with he`s new band Red Hill and Ronan are working with he`s solo stuff.