Born On This Day: Donny Osmond

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite singers, Donny Osmond!

Ironically, a week from today, I’m seeing Donny and Marie perform live!

A little trivia: The Donny & Marie Show was my first television memory and Donny was my first celebrity crush. My very first concert was at age 13, when I saw Donny and Marie perform at the same venue where I’ll be seeing them perform Dec. 16th! In fact, my older brother (he and I basically have the same relationship Donny has with Marie…along with some witty banter) took me to this show and as I recall, Donny ran around the entire venue during the concert. My brother then told me to pull out my hand–which I did–and as Donny ran by us, he shook it. After this moment, I literally didn’t wash my right hand for the next three days! 😀

At the top of my bucket list is to meet these down-to-earth, talented siblings, who I’ve always felt a connection with and whose humor, and music have inspired me throughout my life. 🙂 ❤

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On This Day In History: ‘Donny & Marie’ TV Series Turns 40

It was 40 years ago today that the Donny & Marie variety television series premiered on ABC. Real-life, singing siblings, Donny and Marie Osmond brought their unique blend of style (i.e. collared shirts, purple socks and superb ice-skating moves… yes, it was the mid-1970’s) and witty banter to the small screen, while acting in comedy skits and then performing a song or two.

Every Friday, the siblings welcomed legendary guest stars to their show, including Bob Hope, Desi Arnaz, Andy Williams, Betty White, Olivia Newton-John, Sonny and Cher and many more.

The show ended each week with the duos’ signature song…