Originally, ritual war dances were performed by tribes preparing to go into battle. The dances
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Born to Thomas, a union official and Katherine, a homemaker, Joey is the youngest of nine children, (Judy, Alice, Susan, Tricia, Carol, Jean, Kate, Tommy, and Joe) in an Irish-American Catholic family. He shares the same birthday as his sister Carol. One of his sisters, Judith McIntyre, is an actress.
Just before his 13th birthday, he joined New Kids on the Block, replacing Jamie Kelly. Since the other four members of the group were already long-time school friends, he initially found it difficult to mesh with the group. The New Kids on the Block became one of the most successful boy bands to date, producing two number one albums on the US Billboard charts. In 1991, Forbes magazine listed the band as the highest-earning entertainers, beating the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson. The