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1970
January 12 –
January 22, 1970
The Osmond Brothers taped The Wonderful World of Disney – The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

January 17, 1970
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers appeared on the Andy Williams Show which aired on this date. They performed a Western Medley. Kate Smith, Don Ho, and the Rascals were also guests on this show.

February 14, 1970
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers appeared on the Andy Williams Show which aired on this date. They performed a Beatles Medley. Andy Griffith and Claudine Longet were also guests on this show.

February 21, 1970
Saturday

The Osmond Brothers appeared on the Andy Williams Show which aired on thsi date. They sang Wait Until The Sun Shines. Donald O'Connor, Thelma Houston, and Tony Joe White were also guests on this show.

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March 7, 1970
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers appeared on the Andy Williams Show which aired on this date. They sang Motown Special. Ray Stevens, Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were also guests on this show.

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March 21, 1970
Saturday
The Osmond Brothers perform Keep The Customer Satisfied on the Andy Williams Show which aired on this date. They also performed The Lady's Leaving Town with Andy Williams. Other guests included the Flying Silvermans and the Mike Post Orchestra.

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March 22, 1970
Sunday
The Wonderful World Of Disney – The Haunted Mansion was aired sometime during the month of March.  The show featured the Osmond Brothers and Kurt Russell preparing a show for the opening of the new Disney ride, The Haunted Mansion.  During the show, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Kurt Russell are searching for a “lost” Donny and Jay.  After they are found, they perform their part of the show, and then ride the Haunted Mansion ride.  The Osmond Brothers performed Down On The Corner, Golden Rainbow, and Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In.  Season 16, Episode 20.

April 1970
My Little Darling
Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito, (My Little Darling) was released in Japan on Denon Records.

April 1, 1970
Wednesday
Wayne obtained his Private Pilot’s license on this date.

April 5, 1970
Sunday
The Osmond Brothers were in the recording studio and recorded Movin’ Along, and Takin’ On A Big Thing.

April 6, 1970
Monday
The Osmond Brothers were in the recording studio recording Open Up Your Heart.

May 20, 1970
Wednesday
The Osmonds performed with Andy Williams in Nippon Budokan, Tokyo on this date.

May 23, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), was #15 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

May 30, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), rose to  #9 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

June 6, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), fell to #10 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

June 13, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), rose to #9 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

June 20, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), rose to #7 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

June 27, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), remained at #7 for its second week on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

July 1970
Young Love Swing
Young Love Swing b/w Sha La La was released in Japan.

July 4, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), rose to #1 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

July 11, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), fell to #3 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

July 18, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), fell to #5 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

July 25, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), fell to #8 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

August 1, 1970
Saturday
Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), fell to #10 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

According to Billboard Magazine, The Osmond Brothers’ single, Movin’ Along was released within the United States.


August 2, 1970
Sunday
The Osmonds were in Crete, Illinois at The Great Midwest Fair.

August 6, 1970
Thursday
The Osmond Brothers appeared in Nancy Sinatra’s show at Caesar’s Palace for a four week stint.  The show opened at the Circus Maximus Theater Restaurant.

August 8, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), fell to #14 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.

August 15, 1970
Saturday

Jimmy’s single, Chitchana Koibito (My Little Darling), fell to #17 on the music chart from Japan in Billboard Magazine.  It stayed in the Top 20 for a period of 13 weeks and reached its highest position of #1.  This was its last appearance on the chart.

August 21, 1970
Friday
An article in the Las Vegas Journal stated the Osmonds were receiving 5,000-6,000 letters each week while performing in Vegas.  According to the article, the Osmond Brothers were stealing the spotlight from Nancy Sinatra.

The Osmond Brothers were recording a Christmas Album for Japan at the United Studios on Industrial Road in Las Vegas.


August 22, 1970
Saturday
The Osmonds’ single, Movin’ Along received a “special Merit Spotlight” from Billboard Magazine.  Their review stated:  “The Osmonds have what it takes to bring this rocker home it should quickly make them a winner on Hot 100”.

September 1970
The Osmond Brothers taped their segments on American Bandstand starring Dick Clark.  They sang three songs, Motown Special, Movin’ Along, and Flirtin’.  Another highlight of the show was when Dick Clark shaved his beard on stage with the help of Merrill and Jay.

September 1970
Hello The Osmond Brothers
Hello! The Osmond Brothers LP was released in Japan.

October 1970
Chuk Chuk
Jimmy’s single, Chuk Chuk b/w Jimmy’s Lullabye was released in Japan.

October 1970
Chance
The Osmond Brothers’ single, Chance b/w Greensleeves was released in Japan.

October 1970Jingle Bells
Jimmy’s single, Jingle Bells b/w I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus was released in Japan.

October 1970Christmas Holiday With The Osmonds EP
The Osmond Brothers EP, Christmas Holiday With The Osmonds was released in Japan.  The EP included Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and Silent Night.

October 4, 1970
Sunday
The Osmond Brothers appeared on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour which aired on this date. The Osmonds performed Motown Medley. Glen and the Brothers performed Lookin' Out My Back Door. Other guests were Paul Lynde, Anne Murray, and Roy Clark.

October 26, 1970
Monday
The Osmond Brothers were in the recording studio in Muscle Shoals recording “One Bad Apple” and “Flirtin.”

November 1970
Jimmy’s EP was released in Japan.  The EP included Chuk Chuk, Jimmy’s Lullaby, My Little Darling, and Sha La La.

November 1970Christmas Holiday With The Osmonds LP
The Osmonds’ album, Christmas Holiday With The Osmonds was released in Japan.

November 1, 1970
Sunday
Jared Virl was born to Virl and Chris Osmond on this date.

November 9, 1970
Monday
Jimmy was in the recording studio recording Santa, No Chimney and I Hope You Have A Very Merry Christmas.

November 10, 1970
Tuesday
The Osmond Brothers were in the recording studio and recorded Lonesome They Call Me, Lonesome I Am, Catch Me Baby, Sweet and Innocent, (Would It Make You) Think, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, Most of All, and Findem’, Foolem’, and Forget’em for their upcoming LP, Osmonds.

November 13, 1970
Friday
The Osmonds were in the recording studio recording Motown Special for their upcoming album, Osmonds.

November 14, 1970
Saturday
MGM announced the release of the Osmonds LP and the single, One Bad Apple.

November 28, 1970
Saturday
The Osmonds’ single, One Bad Apple was on Billboard’s Top 60 Pop Spotlight.  Their review stated, “A hot new commercial bag for the Osmonds, produced by Rick Hall in Muscle Shoals.  The Brothers come on strong for a Top 40 winner a la Jackson.”

December 1970
The Osmond Brothers taped their first 30-minute television show, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.  Guests included Tina Cole (from My Three Sons), The Hagers, and George Burns.  Jimmy was the announcer for the show.  Some of the songs that were performed included Catch Me Baby, I Got A Woman, Findem’, Foolem’ And Forget’em, and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.  One of the skits involved Alan telling his brothers about his big date.
 
   

 

 

 

 

 


 

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