By Jack Barnes
When New Edition retweeted KCRW’s tweet about the latest episode of Lost Notes, they had good reason to do so. Finally, the backstory of why the Boston boy band was hanging out with the L.A. Lakers in a music video during the height of the 1980s Celtics/Lakers rivalry was being told. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
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- New Edition’s deep Boston roots
- Why they filmed a music video in Los Angeles with the Lakers during the height of the 1980s Celtics/Lakers rivalry
- What that meant to their hometown supporters
- New Edition’s basketball connection
- How an assist from Michael Jackson helped launch the band
- . . . and many more unexpected anecdotes about the band and its impact
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