The '60s and '70s ushered in an era of TV shows featuring family bands and musical specials, including Sonny & Cher, the Jackson Five, the Partridge Family and, of course, the Osmonds. These families were musically talented – they were household names at the time. From the time they could walk and sing, some of these band members found themselves on stage, in front of huge studio audiences and on live television specials. Michael Jackson made his TV debut in 1969 at the tender age of 11 on the Ed Sullivan Show, and Donny Osmond was only five years old when he appeared on the Andy Williams Show back in 1963.
They may call it Puppy Love, but these band families contributed to the heartthrob movement in an era of the teenage crush. Donny Osmond and David Cassidy were at the top of the "dreamy" list that caused teenage fan-girls to swoon worldwide. Although David Cassidy was only hired to play a Partridge on TV, his singing talent was real. He went on to record under his real name as well as sing on several Partridge Family albums. Donny Osmond has enjoyed a successful career with the Osmond brothers, duets with his younger sister Marie and a solo career that even includes Broadway musicals.
One thing these families all have in common is the catchy tunes they performed that radio stations still play today. This quiz will test your singalong ability and see if you can complete the lyrics to a few of the Osmonds' and Partridge Family's greatest hits. Have fun with this quiz, and come on, Get Happy!