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1977
January 1, 1977
Saturday
Billboard Magazine announced their top singles and albums of the year for 1976.  Deep Purple was #42 on their Top Pop Singles listing.

January 1, 1977
Saturday
The Osmond family rode on  The Blessings of Family Home Evening Float in the 1977 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.  They were all dressed in white.  1.3 million spectators were along the parade route.

January 7, 1977
Friday
The Donny and Marie Show (#212) aired on this date. Their guests included Buddy Hackett, Gary Burghoff, Chuck Berry, Jim Canelle, Paul Lynde, and Ice Vanities.

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January 8, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s album, Songs From Their Television Show, fell to #125 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #33 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #39 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.

Donny and Marie’s album, New Season, remained at #95 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

The Osmonds’ Christmas Album rose to #127 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


January 9, 1977
Sunday
A newspaper article stated The Donny & Marie Show was number 2 in their Friday night time slot.  Sanford and Son was #1.

January 14, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#213) aired on this date. Their guests included Ruth Buzzi, Jimmy Osmond, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs, Merle Haggard, and Ice Vanities.

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January 15, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s album, Songs From Their Television Show, rose to #109 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #31 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #32 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.

Donny and Marie’s album, New Season, remained at #86 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

The Osmonds’ Christmas Album remained at #127 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


January 17, 1977
Monday
The Osmonds were in L.A.

January 21, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#214) aired on this date. Guests included Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, Roberty Hegyes, The Osmond Brothers, The Brady Bunch, Tawni Brasha, Paul Lynde, Kenny Staber, Fran Tarkenton, and Ice Vanities.

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January 22, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s album, Songs From Their Television Show, rose to #107 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #27 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #25 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.

Donny and Marie’s album, New Season, remained at #86 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


January 28, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#215) aired on this date. Guests included Milton Berle, Connie Stevens, Jimmy Osmond, and Ice Vanities.

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January 29, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #23 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #19 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.

Donny and Marie’s album, New Season, rose to #85 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


January 31, 1977
Monday
Donny attended the 4th Annual American Music Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.

February 1977
The Donny and Marie dolls were available in stores across the country.

February 4, 1977
Friday
Donny and Marie taped their last show at KTLA Studios.  The next show would be taped from the Osmond Studios.

February 4, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#216) aired on this date. Their guests included Paul Anka, The Osmond Brothers, Jimmy Osmond, Paul Lynde, and Ice Vanities.

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February 5, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s album, Songs From Their Television Show, fell to #110 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #21 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, rose to #17 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.

Donny and Marie’s album, New Season, remained at #85 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


February 11, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#217) aired on this date. Their guests included Roy Clark, Ruth Buzzi, Jimmy Osmond, and Ice Vanities.

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February 12, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s album, Songs From Their Television Show, fell to #126 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.  This was its last appearance on the chart.  The album first debuted at #152 on April 3, 1976 and stayed on the chart for 15 weeks.  It reached its highest position at #57 on May 15, 1976.  The album did not appear on the chart from July 10, 1976 – August 14, 1976 (five weeks) but reappeared on the chart on August 21, 1976 for another six weeks.  It did not reach its previous peak position.  It did not chart from October 2, 1976 through October 16, 1976 (three weeks) and reappeared on October 23, 1976 for another 16 weeks.  Once again, it did not reach its previous peak position.  The album was on the chart for a total of 37 weeks.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, remained at #21 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, fell to #21 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.

Donny and Marie’s album, New Season, fell to #118 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


February 13, 1977
Sunday
The Osmond Family and Paul H. Dunn spoke at a Youth Fireside located at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.  The fireside was hosted by the East Los Angeles Stake as the final event in that stake’s youth conference.

February 14, 1977
Monday
Nathan George was born to Alan and Suzanne Osmond.

February 18, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#218) aired on this date. Their guests included Ann Meara, Burt Convey, The Osmond Brothers, Fred Travelena, Paul Lynde, and Ice Vanities.

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February 19, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, fell to #67 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart.  After 12 weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #21 on February 5, 1977 where it stayed for two weeks.

Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, remained at #21 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.

Donny and Marie’s album, New Season, fell to #156 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


February 25, 1977
Friday
The Donny and Marie Show (#219) aired on this date. Their guests included Paul Williams, George Gobel, Jimmy Osmond, Patty Maloney, and Ice Vanities.

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February 26, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, fell to #25 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.

Donny and Marie’s album, New Season, fell to #176 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.  After 13 weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #85 on January 29, 1977 where it remained for two weeks.


March 1, 1977
Tuesday
Justin Alan was born to Merrill and Mary Osmond on this date.

March 3, 1977
Thursday
The Osmonds left for Houston, Texas.

March 4, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#220) aired on this date. Guests included Don Knotts, Keely Smith, The Osmond Brothers, Paul Lynde, and Ice Vanities.

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March 4 –
March 6, 1977
The Osmonds performed at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo in Houston, TX at the Astrodome.  They did three shows and set a new attendance record for the Livestock and Rodeo.

March 5, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, fell to #39 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.  After 10 weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #17 on February 5, 1977.

March 11, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#221) aired on this date. Their guests included Lorne Greene, Ruth Buzzi, Robert Hegyes, Jimmy Osmond, and Ice Vanities.

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March 12, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie were contracted by High Interest Teaching Systems to participate in a special reading program for elementary school children.  The program was new and authored by the USD education expert, Grayce A. Ransom, and featured songs and lessons written by ModuLearn, which were put to music created by the Osmond family and performed by Donny and Marie.  It was due to come out in April.

March 15, 1977
Tuesday


Marie’s single, This Is The Way That I Feel was released.

March 18, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#222) aired on this date. Guests included McLean Stevenson, The Osmond Brothers, Sonny James, Tawni Brashia, and Ice Vanities.

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March 25, 1977
Friday
The Osmonds attended a Bread concert at BYU.  David Gates, the lead singer for Bread, mentioned the Osmonds in the audience and jokingly said that everyone was invited to the Osmonds’ house for pizza after the show.  When he said that, Donny called in a pizza to be delivered at Will Call.  After David Gates finished a song, Donny delivered the pizza to him in front of 18,000 people.

March 25, 1977
Friday
An announcement was made that the Osmonds were building the Osmond studios in Orem, Utah.

April 1977
An article appeared in the New Era titled Our Family Motto. The article discusses Tom Osmond's feelings about being deaf in a performing Osmond family.

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April 1 –
April 2, 1977
Donny and Marie were in San Francisco, CA.  They were sponsored in the March of Dimes Walkathon by KFRC radio station.  The walkathon drew about 25,000 walkers walking a 20-mile walk throughout the bay area.  Marie also premiered This Is The Way That I Feel on the radio station.  George went along with them.  They stayed at the Fairmont Hotel where the Osmond performed their first headliner.

April 9, 1977
Saturday

Donny’s book, Donny Osmond Listens To Voices From The Dust was promoted in Salt Lake City, Utah.

April 9, 1977
Saturday


Marie’s album, This Is The Way That I Feel, was one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Album Picks.  They stated:  “Marie’s voice presence and delivery gets better each time out and she’s in superb form here, backed with classy charts and production. Something for every MOR taste, with plenty disco cuts too.  Best cuts, Where Did Our Love Go, You’re My Superman, and All He Did Was Tell Me Lies.”

April 20, 1977
Wednesday
The Groundbreaking Celebration for Osmond Studios occurred.  Marie stood behind a team of Clydesdale horses and Donny was seen behind the controls of a D-9 CAT for the event.  Skydivers and purple socks fell from the sky.  Provo mayor, Russell Grange, was one of several guest speakers.  Over 2,000 turned out for the ceremonies.  Many received free records and balloons for their attendance.

April 23, 1977
Saturday
An article appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune stating Jay, Donny, and Marie had just finished a semester at BYU.

April 23, 1977
Saturday
Marie’s single, This Is The Way That I Feel, debuted at #86 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles chart.

April 26 –
May 16, 1977
The Osmonds performed for three weeks in Las Vegas at the Hilton Hotel. The song list included: It Takes Two,  Crazy Horses, Shining Star, Intro of the bros, I Got the Music In Me, Dixieland, Dancing, Singing in the Rain, The Way We Were, Karate, Baby Face (Jimmy), Intro of Jimmy’s band, Isn’t she lovely(with the trumpet), Big Band, Donny medley (Go Away Little Girl, Why, 12th of Never, Sweet And Innocent, Puppy Love, Little Bit Country, Paper Roses, C’mon Marianne, Gentle On My Mind, Fire. This Is The Way That I Feel, Joy To The World. 50’s, and Are You Up There/I Believe.

April 29, 1977
Friday
Jimmy and Jay played golf at the Las Vegas Country Club.

April 30, 1977
Saturday
Marie’s single, This Is The Way That I Feel, rose to #75 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles chart.

Marie’s album, This Is The Way That I Feel, debuted at #170 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


May 7, 1977
Saturday
Marie’s single, This Is The Way That I Feel, rose to #65 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles chart.

Marie’s album, This Is The Way That I Feel, rose to #160 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


May 14, 1977
Saturday
Marie’s single, This Is The Way That I Feel, rose to #50 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles chart.

Marie’s album, This Is The Way That I Feel, remained at #160 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


May 19, 1977
Thursday
Donny and Marie Osmond were guests on the Mike Douglas Show which aired on this date. George and Olive were also part of the show. The show traveled to Las Vegas. Other guests included Rock Hudson, Totie Fields, and Pat Cooper.

May 21, 1977
Saturday
Marie’s single, This Is The Way That I Feel, rose to #43 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles chart.

Marie’s album, This Is The Way That I Feel, remained at #152 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


May 27, 1977
Friday
An announcement was made about the “Best of Donny & Marie” starting on Wednesday nights from June 1 until August 3, 1977 and then would return to its normal timeslot on ABC.  These shows would be 30-minutes long instead of the usual 1-hour show.

May 28, 1977
Saturday
Marie’s single, This Is The Way That I Feel, rose to #41 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles chart.

Marie’s album, This Is The Way That I Feel, remained at #152 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.


June 1977
The This We Believe pamphlet became available for Osmond fans.  The Osmonds wrote this pamphlet to answer hundreds of questions that fans sent to them.  Some questions were:  Do you believe in the Bible?  Are you Christians?

June 4, 1977
Saturday
The Osmonds were in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

June 4, 1977
Saturday
Marie’s single, This Is The Way That I Feel, rose to #39 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles chart.

Marie’s album, This Is The Way That I Feel, fell to #160 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.  After six weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #152 on May 21, 1977 where it remained for two weeks.


June 6, 1977
Monday
The Osmonds performed in Tuscon, Arizona on this date.

June 7, 1977
Tuesday
The Osmonds performed at the Civic Center in Lubbock, Texas on this date.

June 8, 1977
Wednesday
The Osmonds performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on this date.  Willie Nelson was in the audience and the Osmonds signed his guitar.

June 9, 1977
Thursday
The Osmonds performed at the Hirsh Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana on this date.

June 10, 1977
Friday
The Osmonds performed at the LSU Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

June 11, 1977
Saturday
The Osmonds performed at the Municipal Auditorium in Mobile, Alabama.

June 11, 1977
Saturday
Marie’s single, This Is The Way That I Feel, fell to #50 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles chart.  After eight weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #39 on June 4, 1977.

June 13, 1977
Monday
The Osmonds performed at the State Fair Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi.

June 14, 1977
Tuesday
The Osmonds performed at the Civic Center Arena in Montgomery, Alabama.

June 15, 1977
Wednesday
The Osmonds performed at the Civic Center Coliseum in Birmingham, Alabama.

June 16, 1977
Thursday
The Osmonds performed at the Macon Coliseum in Macon, Georgia.

June 17, 1977
Friday
The Osmonds performed at the Civic Center in Ashville, North Carolina in front of a crowed of 7,469 people.

June 18, 1977
Saturday
The Osmond Family performed at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY for 11,000 people.

June 19, 1977
Sunday
The Osmonds spoke at a fireside in Louisville, Kentucky with Paul H. Dunn.  They spoke and sang in one of the LDS churches for about 2500 people in attendance.

June 20, 1977
Monday
The Osmonds performed at the Civic Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

June 21, 1977
Tuesday
The Osmonds performed at the Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio.

June 22, 1977
Wednesday
The Osmonds performed at the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio.

June 23, 1977
Thursday
The Osmonds performed at the Indiana State University Arena in Terre Haute, Indiana.

June 24, 1977
Friday
The Osmonds performed in the Milwaukee Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

June 25, 1977
Saturday
The Osmonds performed at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA.

August 6, 1977
Saturday

Billboard Magazine announced the release of Donny’s album, Donald Clark Osmond.  They stated:  The seriousness and formality inferred by the title is evident in the music with this album signifying Donny is a complete artist.  Brian Holland’s crafty production has refined the mass teenybopper star into a credible pop vocalist capable of broadening his appeal to the higher demographics.  Tackling a wide spectrum of material that includes the use of synthesizers, horns, strings, and percussion, Osmond reveals new vocal dimensions with some gutsy vocals on the bounce and sensitive ones on the ballads.  The lush arrangements by Jimmie Haskell, McKinley Jackson, and Holland all add to Osmonds’ maturation.  Best cuts:  I Can’t Stand It, The More I Live (The More I Love), You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String, and Oh, It Must Be Love.

August 12, 1977
Friday
The Osmonds performed at the Allentown Fair in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

August 20, 1977
Saturday
Billboard Magazine reviewed Donny’s single, You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String as a Top Single’s Pick.  They stated: A tight Holland production helps maintain a high energy level throughout as Osmond displays a more disciplined vocal range.  The supporting horn section and harmonies adds an underlying R&B flavor.  Osmond has come through with a solid boogie effort that sustains a foot-stomping vitality.”

August 21, 1977
Sunday
An article appeared in the Provo Herald stating the Osmond Family Studios were almost completed and would contain the most up to date electronic equipment available in the recording industry.  The trial runs would begin in October and the first actual recording of a Donny and Marie Show would be the week of November 14.  Ron Clark stated when local production began, advance reservations would be available and special arrangements would be made for groups.  The audience participation portion of each show would be scheduled for Friday evenings so families could make a night of it.  By the middle of September, there would be some definite information on the tickets for tapings.  Tickets would be available through Osmond Productions and would be free of charge.

September 1977
Donny & Marie appeared on the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

September 1, 1977
Thursday
The Osmonds taped the Donny and Marie Show on this date.  The audience was comprised of members from the UK Wonder Tour.

September 2, 1977
Friday
Hyrum Virl was born to Virl and Chris.

September 3, 1977
Saturday
Donny’s album, Donald Clark Osmond debuted at #190 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

September 5, 1977
Monday
Donny and Marie were in San Francisco.

September 10, 1977
Saturday
Donny’s album, Donald Clark Osmond rose to #180 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

September 17, 1977
Saturday
Donny’s album, Donald Clark Osmond rose to #173 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

September 19, 1977
Monday
Filming started for the Osmonds’ first full-length motion picture, The Great Brain, starring Jimmy Osmond.  The movie was projected to cost $1.6 million and filmed at the Osmond Studios.  If the movie were filmed in Hollywood, it would have cost almost $2 million.  The movie was filmed in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

September 23, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#301) aired on this date. Guests included Redd Foxx, Kris Kristofferson, The Osmond Brothers, Paul Lynde, C3PO, R2D2, Chewbaca, and Ice Angels.

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September 24, 1977
Saturday
The Osmonds moved back to Utah to start taping the Donny and Marie Shows at their studios.

September 24, 1977
Saturday
Donny’s album, Donald Clark Osmond rose to #171 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.

September 30, 1977
Friday
The Donny and Marie Show (#302) aired on this date. Guests included Lucille Ball, Ray Bolger, Paul Williams, and Paul Lynde. The finale was tribute to the Wizard of Oz.

October 1, 1977
Saturday
Donny’s album, Donald Clark Osmond rose to #169 on Billboard’s Top Selling Albums chart.  After five weeks, this was its last appearance on the chart.  It reached its highest position at #169 on this date.

October 7, 1977
Friday
The Donny and Marie Show (#303) aired on this date. Guests included Robert Young, Susan Perkins, Jay Osmond, and Neil Sadaka.

October 12, 1977
Wednesday
BYU mascot, Cosmo, presented Marie with a pralines and cream ice cream cake at a surprise party at the BYU Cougareat of the Wilkinson Center on campus.  The surprise was planned by Donny and Cyan, a close friend of Marie’s.

October 13, 1977
Thursday
Marie celebrated her 18th birthday.  George celebrated his 60th birthday.

October 13, 1977
Thursday
The Osmonds left for a nationwide tour.

October 14, 1977
Friday
The Donny and Marie Show (#304) aired on this date. Guests included Glen Campbell, Bernadette Peters, and Big Bird.

October 18, 1977
Tuesday
Marie met with Ed Garneau for a press conference for her cosmetics line to be distributed in New York.   He was the buyer of Health and Beauty Aids for K-Mart International Headquarters.  Marie’s cosmetic line is geared for the 12 to 22 year old age groups.

October 21, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#305) aired on this date. Guests included Lola Falana, Abe Vigoda, Donny Most, Anson Williams, The Osmond Brothers, and Ice Angels. This show was a celebration of Marie's 18th birthday.

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October 22, 1977
Saturday
Billboard Magazine reviewed the Osmonds’ Greatest Hits album stating: “Excellent double pocket set traces the family’s musical growth from early bubblegum hits to its more sophisticated ones.  Songs are from different Osmond lineups such as Donny, Marie, Donny & Marie, The Osmond Brothers, and Jimmy.  A few major hits like Deep Purple and The Proud One are omitted.  Best cuts:  Love Me For A Reason, Let Me In, Go Away Little Girl, and The Twelfth of Never.

October 28, 1977
Friday
The Donny and Marie Show (#306) aired on this date. Guests included Ben Vereen, Kristy McNichol, Billy Crystal, Shirley Temple, and Johnny Dark.

October 28, 1977
Friday
The Osmond Family performed at the Sport Arena in San Diego, California for 10,000 people.  Jimmy was not at the performance because he was filming the Great Brain.

November 1, 1977
Tuesday
The Osmond Studios were dedicated by Spencer W. Kimball.  He offered the dedicatory prayer which concluded the two-hour ceremony attended by 1100 guests including Church officials and Utah Governor Scott Matheson.

November 1, 1977
Tuesday
Completion of the filming for The Great Brain occurred on this date.

November 4, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#307) aired on this date. Guests included Ken Berry, Paul Lynde, Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry and Ice Angels.

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November 5, 1977
Saturday
The Osmond Family performed at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA for 14,200 people.  Dick Clark was the announcer for the show.

November 11, 1977
Friday
The Donny and Marie Show (#308) aired on this date. Guests included Cheryl Ladd, Bob Hope, and Ruth Buzzi.

November 14, 1977
Monday
The Osmonds began taping the last 11 segments of the 2nd season of the Donny & Marie Show in their new studio.

November 18, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#309) aired on this date. Guests included Cindy Williams, Bruce Kimmel, Jay Osmond, and Paul Lynde.

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November 19, 1977
Saturday
The Osmonds wrapped up the first Donny and Marie show that was taped at the Osmond Studios.  Guests were Connie Stevens and McLean Stevenson.

November 19, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration debuted at #89 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.

November 26, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration rose to #78 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration debuted at #42 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.


December 1977
Donny and Marie were named Best Country Duo Of The Year in a New York Daily News poll.

December 2, 1977
Friday

The Donny and Marie Show (#310) aired on this date. Guests included Milton Berle, The Sylvers, Charo, and the Ice Angels.

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December 3, 1977
Saturday
The Osmond family and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir taped a Christmas special in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.  They sang Silent Night and The Christmas Song with Jerold D. Ottley conducting.  The taping lasted three hours.

December 3, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration rose to #68 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration rose to #36 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.


December 9, 1977
Friday
The Osmond Family had scheduled a Hollywood style grand opening for their studio. Plane loads of stars would be flown in, network executives and other dignitaries would also be invited to attend the gala event.

December 9, 1977
Friday
Donny celebrated his 20th birthday.

December 9, 1977
Friday
Merrill was at the Sundance Ski Resort in Provo, Utah.

December 10, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration rose to #57 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration rose to #31 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.


December 16, 1977
Friday
The Donny and Marie Show (#311) aired on this date. Guests included Mac Davis, MacKenzie Phillips, Paul Lynde, and the Ice Angels.

December 17, 1977
Saturday


Donny and Marie’s album, Winning Combination was one of the Billboard’s Top Album Picks.  They stated:  “All but two cuts have much sleek, shimmering sounds that characterized HDH’s work with the Supremes a decade ago.  Basically, this is a collection of brassy upbeat disco-ish songs which feature Marie’s plaintive innocence and the remarkable elasticity of Donny’s fully highly versatile voice.  Good instrumentation throughout.  Best cuts:  You’re My Soul and Inspiration, Winning Combination, I Want To Be In Your World, and Angel Love.

December 17, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration rose to #46 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration rose to #28 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.


December 23, 1977
Friday
The Donny and Marie Christmas Show (#312) aired on this date. Guests included The Osmond Family.

December 24, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration rose to #43 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration rose to #22 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.


December 28, 1977
Wednesday
An article in the newspaper stated Marie was selected as one of the 1977’s Ten Best Coiffed Women.  Others that were selected were Olivia Newton-John, Sandy Duncan, Carol Burnette and Toni Tenille.  The selection is made by the Helene Curtis Guild of Professional Hairstylists and selected for superbly coiffed and cared for hairstyles.  This was the 21st year of voting for the hairstylists.

December 31, 1977
Saturday
Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration remained at #43 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Donny and Marie’s single, You’re My Soul and Inspiration remained at #22 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart.

   

 

 

 

 

 


 

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