Jonas Brothers: Another In Long Line Of Rocking Teens

Jonas Brothers are not in the Land of Punt. Not because of their music, but because Joe and Nick are under 21.

Land of Punt is strictly for adults.

The Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 kicks off June 20 in Dallas.

The Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 kicks off June 20 in Dallas.

L.O.P. isn’t inappropriate for youths but every once in awhile we like to get some Las Vegas Shows Tickets and paint Sin City red. Then return to Land of Punt for a cup sherbet and an episode of the Mentalist.

Land of Punt is quasi-familiar with the brothers’ catalog of music. While not blown away with their tunes, L.O.P. is impressed. The boys have some talent that may, eventually, propel them past their corporate overlords.

Despite being so young, the band has released three albums with a fourth on the way. Already fans are trampling one another to get their mitts on Jonas Brothers tickets for their upcoming world tour which starts in mid 2009. Over 800,000 tickets were recently gobbled up for arena shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta.

The Jonas Brothers World Tour features 140-foot stage centered in the arena, allowing for better views and more seats to be sold. Other ambitious features: a water screen, laser and automated video effects and a giant crane over the audience.

The Jonas Brothers World Tour features 140-foot stage centered in the arena, allowing for better views and more seats to sell. Other ambitious features: water screen, laser and automated video effects and a giant crane over the audience.

The band has already sold out five shows in the New York area. So those East Rutherford tickets you bought can either make you parent of the year in the eyes of your tween or sold to pay for their first year of college.

As noted before, the band is very young. At the time of writing this post, Nick is 16, Joe is 19 and Kevin is 21. Subtract three years from their age and you’ll know how old they were when they released their first album back in 2006.

The boys are very successful and quite popular, as is evident by how many tickets the Jonas Brothers sold for their upcoming Boston show. However, they aren’t the only teens that rocked at an early age.

Ricky Nelson

The Jonas Brothers’ are preparing to debut their new television show on the Disney Channel but they won’t be the first teenage rockers to use television to promote their music. That distinction belongs to Ricky Nelson and the show was Ozzie & Harriet. The long running family comedy would often feature a Nelson performance.

During his teenage years, Nelson had 11 top ten singles, including a number one hit with a song called “Poor Little Fool.” That single was the first to top Billboard Magazine’s new Hot 100 Chart.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder recorded “Fingertips” when he was 12-years old and it went number one when he was 13.

Not only was it Wonder’s first hit song, it was also Billboards’ first live, non-studio recording to reach number-one. It also featured Marvin Gaye on drums.

Before Wonder reached his 20’s, he put nine top ten singles on the Billboard charts. Some of those hits include “Uptight (Everything’s Alright), “For Once In My Life,” and “My Cherie Amour.”

Coincidentally, Wonder performed with the Jonas Brothers at the 51st Grammy Awards. Unfortunately for the boys, their performance wasn’t very good. Hopefully, they don’t make the same mistakes when they play Las Vegas.

Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood was 15-years old when he joined The Spencer Davis Group. He was nineteen when he wrote and recorded both “Gimme Some Lovin'” and “I’m a Man.” Despite being a teen, those two rock and roll classics are anything but teeny-booper music.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s pre-teen and teenage years included several milestones. In 1970, Jackson because the youngest artist to ever record a number-one single, “I Want Your Back.” He recorded that song with his brothers, The Jackson 5.

Then in 1972, when he was 14, he became the third-young solo artists to have a number one single. “Ben” was the song that topped the charts. Only Wonder and Donny Osmond were younger.

Annabella Lwin

Annabella Lwin is the lead singer of Bow Wow Wow. Not exactly the best rock and roll had to offer but they were an integral part of the post-punk scene in U.K. Lwin was discovered in 1980 when she was just 14-years old. Two years later, her bands’ most popular single, “I Want Candy,” was released.

Her sleaze ball manager, Malcolm McLaren, created controversy when he had her pose nude (although her naughty bits were hidden in the photograph) for the cover of Bow Wow Wow’s first full-length album.

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