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The Osmonds – Music Through the Ages

May 14, 2009 | 1974, Group, Osmonds

From the Donny and Marie Show.

The Osmonds seem to have been born to entertain. Over 50 years ago brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay began performing together as a young barbershop Quartet. They appeared in Disneyland as well as on the Andy Williams show in the 1960s.

By the beginning of the 1970s the brothers, now joined by Donny, born in 1957 shortly before his older brothers started, Rocked and Rolled. Sometimes they were called the white Jackson Five. But although early songs were closer t Bubblegum Rock, once they began recording their own songs they really did rock.

Donny following a similar type career as Michael Jackson recorded solo as well as with his brothers.

Younger sister, Marie, recorded a couple of county flavored songs.

Then there was the idea to team Donny and Marie together with their own variety show on ABC. The older Osmonds moved behind the scenes and supported their siblings and occasionally appeared as a quest on the show.

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