By far one of the most dynamic and diversified musical duos of all-time was the brother and sister act of Donny and Marie Osmond. Throughout the 70’s they were the hottest act on television with their Donny and Marie Show …one of the highest rated and critically acclaimed variety shows of the time. At the same time, they dominated the top of the pop best-selling charts with one gold record after another.
Donny was born December 9th in Ogden, Utah, the 7th son of George and Olive Osmond. He joined his brothers, Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay as the singing Osmonds in 1963 at the age of six.. At age fourteen, Donny was recording with his brothers on MGM Records. They hit with their initial release One Bad Apple, which spiraled them to #1 for their first gold record. In addition, Donny had his own solo recording contract and he hit the Top with his first release, Sweet And Innocent, (1971). He went on to have many million selling singles and albums.
Marie was born on October 13th in Ogden, Utah, the only girl in the Osmond family of seven boys. At the tender age of thirteen, Marie was signed to her first recording contract by Mike Curb, then president of MGM Records. The teenaged Marie struck gold with her first release, Paper Roses, produced by Don Ovens and country legend/performer Sonny Jones. The record hit the top of both the pop and country music charts. The following year, 1974, Marie began performing in concerts with her brothers. At age 17, Marie joined forces with brother Donny for the stellar Donny and Marie TV show, further insuring themselves as “household names”.
This compelling collection spotlights the golden hit duets of Donny and Marie, including I'm Leaving It All Up To You (1974), Morning Side Of The Mountain (1974), Deep Purple (1975), Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (1976), Make The World Go Away (1975), and On The Shelf (1978). Featured are several favorites from their TV shows and concerts, Take Me Back Again, The Umbrella Song, Everything Good Reminds Me Of You and more.
Sit back, relax and enjoy one of America’s institutions of the 70’s, a duo that knew no boundaries of music and appealed to all ages, young and old. They were truly a treasure.