Tag: Marie Osmond

Wednesday 10pm: Feature Artist – The Osmonds, Donny Osmond & Marie Osmond

The Osmonds are an American family music group who reached the height of their fame in the early-1970s. The group consists of siblings who are all members of the Osmond family, a family of musicians from Ogden, Utah, who have been in the public eye since the 1960s.

The Osmond Brothers began as a barbershop quartet consisting of brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond. They were later joined by younger siblings Donny and Jimmy, both of whom enjoyed success as solo artists as well. With the addition of Donny, the group became known as The Osmonds; performing both as teen idols and as a soft rock band, their peak lasted from 1971 to 1975. Their only sister Marie, who rarely sang with her brothers at that time, launched a successful career in 1973, both as a solo artist and as Donny’s duet partner. By 1976, the band was no longer producing hit singles; that year, they transitioned into television with Donny & Marie, a popular variety show that ran until 1979.

A revival of the original Osmond Brothers lineup in the 1980s achieved moderate success in country music, and both Donny and Marie separately made comebacks in their respective fields in the late-1980s. The Osmonds have sold 77 million records worldwide.

As of 2019, The Osmond Brothers as a group is composed of original members Merrill and Jay, along with Alan’s son, David Osmond (who had minor success both as lead singer of a “second generation” of The Osmonds and as a solo artist); they are occasionally joined by Marie, who will end an 11-year Las Vegas residency with Donny on November 16, 2019.

Donald Clark Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, dancer, actor and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the mid-1960s, he and four of his elder brothers gained fame as the Osmonds. Osmond went solo in the early 1970s, earning several top ten hits including, “Go Away Little Girl,” “Puppy Love,” and later, “Soldier of Love.”

For more than 40 years, he and younger sister Marie have also gained fame as Donny & Marie, partly due to the success of their 1976–79 self-titled variety series, which aired on ABC and a string of gold records. The duo also did a 1998–2000 talk show and have been headlining in Las Vegas since 2008.

Osmond has been successful on two reality TV competition shows, having won season 9 of Dancing with the Stars and been the runner-up for the first season of The Masked Singer.

Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959) is an American singer, actress, author, philanthropist, talk show host and a member of the show business family the Osmonds. Although she was never part of her family’s singing group, she gained success as a solo country music artist in the 1970s and 1980s. Her best known song is a remake of the country pop ballad “Paper Roses”. From 1976 to 1979, she and her singer brother Donny Osmond hosted the television variety show Donny & Marie. Osmond is set to premiere as new co-host on The Talk in 2019.

Artist Countdown: Donny Osmond Top 35 6pm ET @donnyosmond

DonnyOsmondDonald Clark “DonnyOsmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, musician, actor, dancer, radio personality, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the mid-1960s, he and four of his elder brothers gained fame as The Osmonds, on the long-running variety program, The Andy Williams Show. Donny went solo in the early 1970s, covering such hits as “Go Away Little Girl” and “Puppy Love”.

For over thirty-five years, he and younger sister Marie have gained fame as Donny & Marie, partly due to the success of their 1976–79 self-titled variety series, which aired on ABC. The duo also did a 1998–2000 talk show and have been headlining in Las Vegas since 2008. Between a highly successful teen career in the 1970s, and his rebirth in the 1990s, Osmond’s career was stymied during the 1980s by what some have perceived as his “boy scout” image. Osmond stated on the May 1, 2009 Larry King Live show that longtime friend Michael Jackson suggested he change his name to boost his image. Osmond’s agent even suggested that spreading false rumors about drug arrest charges might recharge his career. Osmond felt such allegations would have familial ramifications, and could not reconcile how lying to create a nefarious drug image could be explained to his children, nieces and nephews. In 1989, Osmond had two big-selling recordings, the first of which, “Soldier of Love“, was initially credited to a “mystery artist” by some radio stations.

Starting in July 1992, Osmond played Joseph in the Elgin Theatre’s Toronto production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The musical then toured North America until 1998. Creator Andrew Lloyd Webber, impressed by Osmond’s talents and the show’s successful six-year run, chose him for the 1999 film version.

In 2009, Osmond won the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I’m Leavin’ it (All) up to You  (with Marie Osmond)
2 Morning Side of the Mountain  (with Marie Osmond)
3 The Twelfth of Never
4 Why
5 Too Young
6 Deep Purple  (with Marie Osmond)
7 Soldier of Love
8 Young Love
9 When I Fall in Love
10 Make the World Go Away  (with Marie Osmond)
11 Puppy Love
12 Go Away Little Girl
13 Sacred Emotion
14 Hey Girl
15 Breeze On By
16 (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration  (with Marie Osmond)
17 C’mon Marianne
18 On the Shelf  (with Marie Osmond)
19 My Love Is a Fire
20 I Have a Dream
21 Sweet and Innocent
22 Are You Lonesome Tonight
23 What I Meant To Say
24 Where Did All the Good Times Go
25 A Million to One
26 Sure Lookin’
27 I’m in It for Love
28 Hold on
29 (You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String
30 This Guy’s In Love With You
31 The Good Life  (with Marie Osmond)
32 I Knew You When
33 Lonely Boy
34 Seasons Of Love
35 Whenever You’re In Trouble

Artist Countdown: Paul Davis Top 20 Hits 12pm ET

Paul DavisPaul Lavon Davis (April 21, 1948 – April 22, 2008) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his radio hits and solo career which started worldwide in 1970. His career encompassed soul, country and pop music. Typically, the slower the tempo of a Davis record, the longer it took to reach its peak position. Notable songs in his career include 1977’s “I Go Crazy“, a No. 7 pop hit which once held the record for the longest chart run on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the No. 6 “‘65 Love Affair“, his highest-charting pop hit. In the mid-1980s, he also had two country No. 1 hits as a guest vocalist on songs by Marie Osmond and Tanya Tucker, and wrote singles for other country singers. His appearance in the mid-1970s to early 1980s resembled Leon Russell.

Before his death on April 22, 2008 (one day after his 60th birthday), Davis had returned to singing and songwriting by recording two songs, “You Ain’t Sweet Enough” and “Today.” He died from a heart attack at the Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. -Wikipedia

1 Ride ‘Em Cowboy
2 Sweet Life
3 ’65 Love Affair
4 I Go Crazy
5 Cool Night
6 Do Right
7 Superstar
8 You’re Still New to Me (with Marie Osmond)
9 I Just Wanna Keep It Together
10 I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love (with Tanya Tucker)
11 A Little Bit of Soap
12 Love or Let Me Be Lonely
13 Thinking of You
14 Darlin (with Susan Collins)
15 Cry Just a Little
16 Boogie Woogie Man
17 Keep Our Love Alive
18 (It Takes) Two To Tango
19 Reggae Kind Of Way
20 Three Little Words