Globe magazine New Kids on the Block: Their early Boston days From the new authorized biography come these scenes from the boy band’s start. It was a time of break dancing, goofing off, and dreaming big. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page New Kids on the Block: Their early Boston days Robin Platzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images In 1991, the New Kids on the Block (from left: Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Joe McIntyre, and Jon Knight) performed at the Super Bowl. photograph by lynn goldsmith/lgi The decade before, they were playing small venues in Boston. photograph by robin platzer/twin images/time life pictures/getty images Hanging with pop star Tiffany. Photograph by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Before NKOTB, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood used to do hip-hop at Catholic school dances. Photograph by Mike McHugh In an early photo, fans swarm to meet Donnie Wahlberg backstage. photograph by bill greene In an early photo, Jordan Knight in limelight in Foxborough. photograph by bill greene In an early photo, Donnie Wahlberg waves to fans during a break in filming a new video. Photograph by merry farnum In an early photo, Donnie Wahlberg at the Seashore Perfoming Arts Center in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. photograph by lynn goldsmith New Kids on the Block starred in a live-action/animated series. PDFPAGES An early image of the band. Photograph by bill greene Donnie Wahlberg in an early image. Photograph by bill greene In an early photo, New Kids on the Block in concert. Photograph by michael quinn The New Kids meet the press at a party for their album "Face the Music,” which was released in 1994. photograph by associated press New Kids on the Block performing on "The Arsenio Hall Show" in Los Angeles. photograph by tom herde In an early photo, New Kids on the Block at the Boston Music Awards at the Wang Center. Globe file photo Performing at the Wang Center that evening. Photograph by Bob Scott/Liaison An early photo of Joey McIntyre. photograph by jim wilson/globe staff Marky Mark, pop singer from Dorchester (right), and his brother Donnie Wahlberg performing at Great Woods.