Donald Clark Osmond, 9 December 1957, Ogden, Utah, USA. The most successful solo artist to emerge from family group the Osmonds, Donny was particularly successful at covering old hits. His first solo success came in the summer of 1971 with a cover version of Billy Sherrills Sweet And Innocent, which reached the US Top 10. The follow-up, a revival of Gerry Goffin / Carole Kings Go Away Little Girl (previously a hit for both Steve Lawrence and Mark Wynter) took Osmond to the top of the US charts. Hey Girl, once a success for Freddie Scott, continued his US chart domination, which was now even more successful than that of the family group. By the summer of 1972, Osmondmania reached Britain, and a revival of Paul Ankas Puppy Love gave Donny his first UK number 1. The singers clean-cut good looks and perpetual smile brought him massive coverage in the pop press, while a back catalogue of hit songs...
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