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  1. YES, Yes they did and after 62 years in the business with over 100 MILLION Records sold & 90 Gold & Platinum Awards, Lead singer, Merrill Osmond & drummer, Jay Osmond continue to record and perform to sold out concerts. If you would like to hear some tunes, see some photos, etc.. just let me know. Jay Osmond enjoys telling of the time in 1975 when The Osmonds joined Led Zeppelin on stage for Stairway to Heaven. Jay Osmond who was good friends with John Bonham, perform percussions beside John. The following night, John took his son to see THE OSMONDS in concert. Some cool old rock history that few know about.
  2. Here is part of an interview with Jay Osmond (World Class Drummer) as he discusses when THE OSMONDS joined Led Zeppelin on stage at Earls Court. https://youtu.be/lV_TFORtCz4
  3. Defending your favorite band is under stable but, there is nothing to be ashamed of. If you really heard the Osmonds perform, not just hear a bubble gum song on the radio and assume all Osmond songs sounded the same then you would know just how good they were. Just because you never read it, doesn't mean that it didn't happen. The Osmonds were fans of Zep and Zep were fans of The Osmonds. The Osmonds spent time back stage with Zep the last night of their gig in England (throwing frisbees) while waiting to go back onstage to perform an encore, when it was time to go back on stage Zep told The Osmonds "come on!" and The Osmonds joined Zep on stage. The Osmonds performed the following night at the same venue using Zeps sound system and amps so they could be heard over the screaming fans. In fact, John Bonham took his son Jason to The Osmonds concert the following night. It did happen.
  4. Yes, it really happened and a whole lot more!!
  5. Thank you Zep Head, you're cool. I have no problem entering a lions den when I know the facts. I am here to help, not be rude and call anyone names. Usually the ones who make childish rude comments are just insecure and frustrated because it' sucks to not know your music history. In this case THE OSMONDS hanging out backstage with Led Zeppelin then being invited to join them on stage to perform a tune with them. What many don't know is that it doesn't stop there. The next night one of the members of Led Zeppelin went to THE OSMONDS concert. I'll be happy to share more if anyone wants more facts. Peace.
  6. Everyone was a "Newbie" at one time or another. I'm certainly not here to argue, I read several folks asking if it really happened or not so I posted to help solve the mystery once and for all. I do have proof and will be happy to share. I just need to convert the software so I can download it here. Have a great weekend!
  7. Thanks tor the question. There have been several shows regarding Led Zeppelin. In fact The OSMONDS played a remake of a Led Zeppelin song. This month the show is having a contest allowing fans around the world pick the songs for the show so chances are there will be a lot of the bubble gum songs as the teenage girls loved those songs. But, you gave me a great idea SymphonyX! (cool name by the way!)! I will make a couple of calls to see if I can set up some interviews (An Hour With Led-Zeppelin & The Osmonds)! Thank you SymphonyX! If the show works out I will be sure and give you credit for the show idea and a copy of the show!
  8. I never knock people for being rude when they honestly don't know what they are talking about. Thank you for proving my point Zep Head. Led-Zeppelin and The Osmonds became cool friends over the years. Most cool bands respect other cool bands when they realize they are master musicians and that is how Led Zeppelin, Ozzie and all the cool bands felt about the Osmonds who rocked. In fact, it's cool how many recorded some of The OSMOND tunes, especially Crazy Horses which Ozzie Osbourne is quoted as saying "Crazy Horses is the best rock song ever written". The toys were for the younger Osmonds. A different band. Not you fault if you haven't heard them, Like my first note said the first 4 wanted to rock but upper management pushed them in the back. Jimmy Page was a big fan of Wayne Osmonds playing, Jay Osmond was and still is on to the best drummers in the biz, etc.., etc.. I have some cool stories on tape discussing some very cool times when Led Zeppelin & the Osmonds would hang together. Sorry your in a foul mood dude, just kick back and enjoy the tunes and be happy! It's all good Dude!
  9. For those who knock THE OSMONDS have never really listened. You listened to Donny, Marie, Jimmy or Donny & Marie! But The original OSMONDS were on track to become a very serious rock band. Most readers got a taste of The OSMONDS with "Crazy horses", " Hold Her Tight", etc.. but sadly as the tweens began demanding Donny for his pretty looks upper management also recognized where the money was, pushing the four original OSMONDS out of the spotlight. Many don't know this but because radio stations stopped playing THE OSMONDS music, they were seriously considering changing their name, wearing full makeup, crazy outfits, etc. but when the offer came for the Donny & Marie TV Show came, sadly THE OSMONDS were forced to put their rock & roll dreams away. Many don't realize that Wayne Osmond was closely compared to Jimmy Page. Take a close look at the Guitar legends poster, not only did their playing sound comparable they even look alike! Jay Osmond was voted as one of the top drummers in the industry and Mike Curb (former president of MGM Records) recently stated that Merrill Osmond has the best voice in Rock & Roll. I spoke with some of THE OSMONDS regarding the famous mystery, did The OSMONDS join Led-Zeppelin on stage?? The answer is , Yes! Jay Osmond played the bongos while the remainder of THE OSMONDS joined on the vocals. Of the original Osmonds, sadly Alan Osmond was forced to retire due to MS and after the OSMONDS 50th Anniversary World Tour, Wayne suffered health issues and retired. Merrill Osmond & Jay Osmond continue to carry on THE OSMONDS tradition and now in their 60th year of show business recently went into the studio and recorded a new Rock album titled "VINTAGE" the way they wanted and yes, it really does rock! You can purchase a copy at merrillosmond.com @ to hear the songs that the stations refused to air in the 70's are now being played on the air around the world online at myBNR.com every 4th Thursday thru Sunday on THE OSMOND HOUR. It's a shame that Alan and Wayne can no longer perform but it would still be cool to have Merrill and Jay Osmond reunite with Led-Zeppelin one more time.
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