People In The News
April 2, 1980
LONDON - The singing Osmond family is breaking up into a quartet and solo acts by Jimmy, Donny and Marie.
"This is our last tour together, so we want to make it unforgettable," said the oldest Osmond, Alan, after the family arrived in London to start a concert series Wednesday. He said all seven will continue to make records together.
"I have been given a four‑year contract with an American television network for a number of solo shows," said Marie, 19, "and I am also going into films." Donny, 23, and Jimmy, 17, said they have plans to go it alone, while Alan told reporters he'll form an Osmond quartet with younger brothers Wayne, Jay and Merrill.