Gotta Love Boston: Celebs From Beantown

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  • New Edition
  • Donna Summer
  • Al B. Sure
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Guru
  • Brian White
  • Jasmine Guy
  • Shar Jackson
  • John Amaechi
  • Touré
  • Patrick Ewing Jr.
  • Barbara Walters
  • John F. Kennedy

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As one of America's oldest cities, Boston is a place steeped in tradition and history. Last week's deadly bombings caused the whole country to rally around Beantown. To pay tribute to the city of cobblestone and ivy, we spotlight some of its most famous sons and daughters.

One of the many firsts to come from Boston is the first modern-day boy band. New Edition formed there in 1978 and quickly took the world by storm.


 (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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