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11 Things You Didn't Know About The New Kids On The Block

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1. The band's original name was Nynuk.

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The name (pronounced "Na-nook") was chosen by the band's manager, Maurice Starr. Nynuk is the name of the dog in the film The Lost Boys.

2. After a citywide talent search, Donnie was the first member to be recruited into the New Kids.

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He later recruited his brother Mark, his best friend Danny, and two former classmates Jordan and Jonathan Knight.

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