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The Osmonds

In 1958, brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond began as a children’s barbershop quartet. Their younger brothers, Donny and Jimmy, soon joined them. The Osmonds had 10 Top 40 hit singles between 1970 and 1975. 

Members: Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny and Jimmy Osmond.

Biggest hits: “One Bad Apple,” “Down by the Lazy River,” “Crazy Horses,” “Hold Her Tight,” “Love Me For a Reason” and “Yo-Yo.”

(Pictured, L-R): Merrill, Alan, Jay, Wayne and Donny in 1966.

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