Following the success of the Jackson 5 in 1970, it was practically inevitable that a preexisting quintet of brothers, who had already enjoyed almost a decade in the national spotlight, would follow them to teen idol superstardom. With youngest brother Donny as a focal point, the Osmonds did exactly that, enjoying a run of massive popularity during 1971-1972. While their success as a unit began to wane and had flickered out by the end of 1974, the Osmonds spun off a long-lasting show business career for Donny (as well as sister Marie), and the other members of the group even enjoyed a successful comeback as country artists. ~ Steve Huey & Al Campbell
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