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  TV pop
How long has it been going on?
Who are the main stars?
Who are the main creators?
Fascinating facts
What happens next?

 
The Monkees
The Monkees
How long has it been going on?
Talent shows searching for pop stars first hit TV screens in the 1950s.

Then in the 1960s a boy band called The Monkees was put together especially for a funny TV programme.

They were very popular and their songs did well in the charts.

The Monkees later inspired TV bosses to create S Club 7 - who also first appeared in a TV show and then went on to have lots of hits.

Shows like Popstars and Fame Academy have taken the trend for reality TV and mixed it with the old-fashioned talent show and then churned out instant stars.


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