They made girls scream and hearts melt in the 70s when they were became one of the first ever so called “boy bands” to hit the music scene.
And now the Osmonds are coming to Burnley, for a second time, and they look set to wow audiences yet again.
The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza staring the Osmonds comes to Burnley Mechanics Theatre on Wednesday, December 28th, with special guests ventriloquist, Steve Hewlett and singer Charlie Green, both of Britain’s Got Talent fame plus The Moon River Singers and Dancers.
The Osmonds came to fame in 1958 performing on a televised Disney special where Andy Williams’ father saw them aand was so impressed he told his son to book them for his show. Andy did and the brothers were regulars on the show from 1962 to 1969 where they earned the nickname “One take Osmonds” thanks to their professionalism and tireless rehearsing. They boys went on to become major stars on the pop scene with a string of hits including Crazy Horses, Down By The River, Love Me For A Reason, The Proud One and Let Me In.
Donny became the lead singer and also went on to have a string of hits in his own right, including the number one Puppy Love. Sister Marie also joined the act for a time.
Younger brother Jimmy, best known for his hit song Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, also joined the band.
The Christmas show pays homage to the late Andy Williams who gave the boys their first big break and continued to support them throughout their rise to fame.
With their clean-cut image, talent, and energetic pop-rock sound, the Osmonds toured to crowds of screaming fans in the US.
They even had their own Saturday morning cartoon series The Osmonds. By this time the Osmonds had broken through in the UK where the phrae “Osmondmania” was coined to describe the hordes of girl fans who followed them round.
Their Christmas show is set to be a sell out with many fans re-living their youth and listening to songs that become iconic hits.