Today Show (Early ‘97)
KATIE: A new rock group called Hanson is making teenage hearts beat a little faster
these days. Three brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Isaac, Zac, and Taylor are here...
KATIE: They're part of the group Hanson. Their album, Middle of Nowhere, features the
hit single, MMMBop, which is sky-rocketing up the charts. Nice to meet you all.
TAYLOR: Great to be here.
ISAAC: Nice to be here.
KATIE: (pointing to each one) Isaac, Zac, and Taylor?
TAYLOR AND ISSAC: Yes.
KATIE: Yes! I got it! So tell me how you guys got started.
ISAAC: Well, we started five years ago singing a capella, then three years after...after
singing a capella for three years we then picked up instruments, drums, guitar, piano...
KATIE: You were just kind of goofing around and you realized that you could harmonize
TAYLOR: It was very much a part of us, our parents are both musical so we got it from
them in a major way.
KATIE: And you all travelled together growing up...
KATIE: Isn't that right?
ISAAC: We lived in Ecuador, Venezuela, and Trinidad over the period of a year.
KATIE: And your parents would play this time-life anthology of music, right? 1957 and
ISAAC: Something like that, yeah, it was a tape from 1958. It had songs like "Johnny B.
Goode", "Splish Splash", "Rockin' Robin" and...
TAYLOR: The original rock and roll.
ISAAC: We listened to that a lot.
KATIE: Did that have a big influence on your music?
ISAAC: Yeah, I definitely think it did.
KATIE: Alright, so you're gonna sing MMMBop for us this morning?
KATIE: Ladies and gentlemen, the Hansons!