RBRM: Rockin' With the Legends & Bringing Back the Teenage Years in My Best Years by Ash Benton

5 years ago

RBRM: Rockin' With the Legends & Bringing Back the Teenage Years in My Best Years

For years I have loved music, and not just any music. I’m speaking of a band that was once 13- to 14-year-olds that are now 50-year-old legends: RBRM

Music was my escape from life’s struggles and pain. The music carried me away from everything that was right in front of my face. Fast forward to now – I’m still listening to this same group and entities of this one group. At 44 years old I never thought that I would travel to see these fellas, be in the same room with these fellas and have my children and my children’s children listening to these fellas! It’s so amazing!

I’m looking forward to my fall travels to see RBRM (Ronnie DeVoeBobby BrownRicky Bell and Michael Bivins) in concert, as well as Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill! There’s nothing like feeling like a teenager again; being free and dancing like no one is looking! That’s what their music does for me.

I feel like I’m living a teenage fantasy all over again when I’m at their concerts. From screaming to the top of my lungs to doing their dance moves, it’s all about living in that moment! And there is absolutely nothing like these legends looking in the crowd knowing you are there and have been rocking since day one!

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Elisa Schmitz
"Music was my escape from life’s struggles and pain." YES! I think so many of us feel this way (as kids and still as adults). It is an escape. It keeps us young and inspires us. I am so happy for you, Ash Benton . Keep on rockin, chica! xoxo
Rick St. Peter
I was the world’s biggest NE fan growing up!! I wanted to be Ricky Bell, my best friend and I tried to avoid getting our school clothes until we saw what they were wearing in videos or on album covers. Catching an NE marathon on Video Vibrations on BET was a perfect surprise to come home to after school! I loved them then. With Bobby, without Bobby, with Johnny, with them both. The fact that they keep reinventing and are still going strong all these years after 7th grade me tried to sing “Jealous Girl” is pretty amazing. Thank you for this!!
Ash Benton
I LOVE THIS COMMENT!!! I posted on my other social media pages. Very powerful! Thank you Rick! 👍🏾💚💚💚
Delsa Perryman McNeil
I agree with what you said. Michael Jackson and New Edition are both my all time faves. We are blessed to still be able to enjoy NE and the many subgroups within. Pick a song and I can highlight a childhood memory; a place or person associated with that song. Candy Girl reminds me of sitting at home with my brother on Saturday morning watching Soul Train while BBD's Something In Your Eyes takes me to my dorm room crying over my ex. It's feel good music that will NEVER get old.
Ash Benton

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