Question: Who was the original lead singer for Journey?
Last Question: What was the name of the program that aired on the Disney Channel in the late 80s/early 90s that featured musical performances as an integral part of the plot and show. The show featured pre-Party of Five Scott Wolf and Jennifer Love Hewitt as well as Martika?
Answer: Kids Incorporated
Kids Incorporated (or Kids Inc.) aired in syndication from 1984-1985, then moved to the Disney Channel from 1986-1993. The series revolved around a group of children and teenagers who performed in their own rock group, Kids Incorporated. The band members struggled to deal with issues ranging from child abuse to peer pressure to schoolyard crushes while performing regularly at a local former musical club (now a kid’s a hangout), The P*lace. The members of Kids Incorporated ranged in age from eight to mid-teens. From 1987 to 1988 there were six members of the group; in other seasons, the band always consisted of three girls and two boys. Actors left the series when they “aged out” of their roles as kids. Many of the actors from the series went on to successful careers, such as:
Stacy Ferguson (Fergie)
Martika (1-hit wonder with “Toy Soldiers”)
Mario Lopez (“Saved by The Bell” and “Dancing with the Stars”)
Eric Balfour (24, Haven, Skyline)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Party of Five, The Ghost Whisperer)
Brittany Murphy (Clueless, 8 Mile, King of the Hill)
Scott Wolf (Party of Five)
Here is the theme song from 1986:
Here is Fergie singing “Say You, Say Me”:
And is the gang singing Taylor Dayne’s hit “Tell It To My Heart”: