Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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Pop group formed '77 in Puerto Rico, the ultimate in throw-away bubblegum: quintet of kids who retired when they became 16. There had been 13 members in nine combinations '84, giving each generation of Hispanic pubescent girls their own heart-throbs. They once sold out Madison Square Garden for four shows in two days. Record piracy cost them a fortune in Latin America but merchandise recouped it: T-shirts, badges, posters, stationery, dolls, etc.