Mormon singing group The Osmonds always made a picture of perfect family togetherness, but a recent stroke suffered by youngest brother Jimmy has called that into question. The “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” singer left the rest of the Osmonds in the cold as he recovered in private from the latest of the health problems to have struck the family.
Merrill, Wayne, Jay and Alan Osmond first came to public attention as a barbershop quartet. With the addition of younger brothers Jimmy and Donny, the Osmond boys, from Ogden, Utah, found fame and fortune as a singing group and soft rock band. Sister Marie – although rarely part of the group – also enjoyed fame, both on her own and alongside Donny, with whom she has enjoyed a long-running residency in Las Vegas.