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The Osmond Brothers Tradition Continues with a New Generation of Brothers
As children, the Osmonds began singing publicly as a barbershop quartet, but eventually became teen idols, selling over 100 million records. The original group consisted of four brothers, Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay, but two younger brothers, Donny and Jimmy, also joined the Osmond brothers as they came of age. Their sister Marie Osmond rarely sang with the brothers, but had a solo career that took off in 1973.
The early years saw the original foursome performing as a barbershop quartet to raise "hearing aid" money for a couple of their older, deaf brothers. It wasn't long before the four brothers, all under the age of 10 at the time, were hired to perform at Disneyland. After being discovered on a Disney TV special they were signed to perform on the Andy Williams show, where Donny joined the act.
After appearing as regulars on the Jerry Lewis Show and touring with Andy Williams, the Osmonds decided to make a switch from being variety show entertainment to performing as a pop band. In 1971 the Osmonds hit the big time with their number one hit "One Bad Apple," which was soon followed by other top hits. Donny also recorded several hits as lead vocalist that included "Go Away Little Girl" and "Puppy Love."
It wasn't long before Donny Osmond became a superstar, putting out twelve top-40 hits over a five year period. Donny is listed as the second most popular teen idol in history, behind Davy Jones of the Monkees. In 1976 the older brothers created The Donny and Marie Show, an ABC TV hit for several years.
The Osmond Family was honored for their entertainment industry achievements by being given their own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2003. Donny and Marie are currently the stars of their own Las Vegas show, rated "The Best of Las Vegas" and were voted the "Best Performers of Las Vegas" in 2012. They deliver a dazzling show that features chart-topping hits, unmatched harmonies and innovative choreography that has audiences on their feet at the end of the show.
But if you think the Donny and Marie Show in Las Vegas is the Osmonds final hurrah, think again. Alan Osmond, the oldest of the original Osmond Brothers, has eight sons who now perform as the Osmonds 2nd Generation. The newest Osmond group features David Osmond, as seen on American Idol, and Nathan Osmond, with multiple number one hits on the Independent Country Charts.
If you liked the Osmonds, you're going to love the Osmonds Second Generation. Combining chart-topping hits, luscious harmonies, and catchy dance moves, the newest generation of Osmonds has been wowing sold-out audiences all around the world. They have multiple top-40 hits in the UK, have appeared on popular network TV shows, and were voted "Best Young Group of the Year" for three consecutive years in Branson, Missouri. For booking information, go to www.greenlightbooking.com. Thanks to the second generation of Osmonds, the tradition to excellence in entertainment continues.
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