Born in 1959 as Olive Marie Osmond, she was of course the talented sister of the Osmond family. The Osmond
In 1972 she made several concert appearances with her brothers, but in 1973 she had her first solo hit with Paper Roses which was a country hit in 1960 by Anita Bryant, and written by Fred Spielman and Janice Torre. It was a perfect song for
It was a big No. 1 in the UK and Marie was yet another one of the Osmond clan who would dominate the charts in the early to mid-1970s. But her follow up single did not do it. But Marie
had proved she
was capable of singing to a large audience, so it was decided to team up Donny
and Marie Osmond as a duet couple.
It was a blinding good idea, as with the combined talent and popularity the singles bounced out.
More over the singles
were very good, which is something that you probably would not have admitted at
In 1974 the duet song I’m Leaving It Up
ToYou a 1957 song written by Donald Harris and Dewey Terry and one of the
versions was No. 1 when JFK was shot. So it is a song that remains in the
American psyche. The song was a big hit for Donny and Marie and was a top ten
hit in most territories.