Wednesday, 28 April 2010

O is for …

…oh no – how could I possibly not think of The Osmonds!!! Well Donny in particular, swoon.

I’m cheating now and posting a second Alphabe-Thursday post – it wasn’t until I was halfway through writing the last one that this came to me and I couldn’t bring myself to delete it and start again.

So. Donny. Where shall I start? Well, I have a feeling that one or two of you reading this will be sharing my memories right now. I can remember seeing the Osmonds on The Andy Williams Show on the black and white TV in the sixties, of course it wasn’t until my teenage years that I really fell for Donny (along with David Cassidy, of course)

I remember vividly the posters around my room in Donny’s purple phase – remember that hat?

donny donny donny

A couple of years ago the Osmond’s were in the UK and we got tickets to see them at Wembley. Oh my word. I could have been thirteen again. There I was, approaching 50 and screaming, yes screaming for Donny to sing Puppy Love. I had tears streaming down my face. I had waited almost 40 years for that moment – it was worth the wait.

I was there – not my video but it was the night I went ;)

Given the opportunity, I’d love to see them again  - Flamingo, Las Vegas anybody??

23 comments:

  1. Hmmmm. Now Andy Williams.......

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  2. Um, Osmond no, Cassidy yes.

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  3. I remember seeing this on t.v. What fun to see it again.

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  4. Donny and I had a long term relationship. I've blogged about it.

    I'm glad you enjoyed him too!

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  5. 人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。........................................

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  6. my older sister had the donny and marie dolls all decked out in purple :D

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  7. I remember watching Donny and Marie every week! I never had the crush on Donny but I really liked their show.

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  8. I keep my eye out for Donny and Marie. I loved him in Joseph and the Technicolor Coat and his voice in Mulan. I was saddened by Marie's tradgedy recently. Yes, I keep them on my radar. Joni

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  9. I loved "Puppy Love"... I related so well to that song as a teenager!

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  10. "I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit Rock n Roll!" Never missed the show - did you watch that too?? I think it was called surprisinly enough The Donny and Marie Show!

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  11. OH MY GOSH HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN THE OSMONDS.
    I was their most loyal fan here in UK
    I was going to marry Donny

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  12. You are really outrageously adorable.

    This post just made me smile!

    I actually kind of forgot about them, too, so don't feel bad!

    Thanks for a happy stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "O".

    A+

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  13. I too had a crush on Donny during my teen years. And it was revisited when he was on Dancing With The Stars...and won! Glad to hear I'm not the only slightly crazed 40+ woman to do this ;-)

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  14. Ha! And I live in Utah, not far from where they live....

    He was so good on Dancing With the Stars last year...

    Good Memory post (o:

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  15. dare I admit the Osmands and I have never crossed paths? not on tv or in life...but your memories are wonderful!

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  16. I posted about stopping Donny when he was in "Joseph" in Chicago in 1994. Oh I love Donny. And I'm marking you. I'll be back. Gotta see what another Donny lover is up to!

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  17. Those teeth - probably did more for orthodontists than any big advertising campaign ever could!

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  18. i loved donny...and his purple socks!
    i still find him quite fetching.

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  19. Oh my goodness! I was more of a Jackson Five kind of girl, but I do remember the Osmonds very well! And I think every girl in my neighborhood had that poster in her room! Thanks for bringing back some great memories. Kathy

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  20. Memories.... and the Donny and Marie show (country and rock and roll). I have seen Donny in a few things since we've all aged, and he looked and sang great; but never seemed to make the transition past teen idol very well. It's too bad.

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  21. Did you get to see him on the American version of Dancing With The Stars? I know you would have loved it!

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  22. and they called it puppy love........yada yada yada

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  23. I wasn't quite interested in boys yet when he had his TV show, but I did watch it-- just didn't have a crush. Thanks for the nostalgic post!

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