The Osmonds

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The Osmonds
Established: Brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond began singing as a children's barbershop quartet in 1959. Younger brothers Donny and Jimmy joined the group in 1960s, and they scored their first hit record in 1971.

Biggest hits: "One Bad Apple," "Down by the Lazy River," "Crazy Horses," "Hold Her Tight."

Awards: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Memorable moments: In November 2007, the entire Osmond family reunited on Oprah's stage just days after the death of patriarch George Osmond. See what happened. 

Best lyric: "If you're all alone / You won't be long / Just bring your guitar and sing your song / Down by the lazy river / Everybody follow me" — "Down by the Lazy River"

Where they are today: Wayne, Merrill and Jay still tour as the Osmond Brothers. Alan retired from touring in 1996 due to multiple sclerosis, and his eight sons now tour as the Osmonds—Second Generation. Jimmy is an entrepreneur and has recently appeared in United Kingdom productions of Chicago and Grease. Donny currently performs in Las Vegas with sister Marie.

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