πŸ’œMy BBC Interview for Donny’s 50th Year in Show Business Friday 10th Oct 2014 Season 6 ‘FernBrittonMeets…….’ 🎼 including a message from Fern BrittonπŸ’œ

It all started with facebook & a ‘friend request’ came through, I accepted & then a message came through from the BBC. They were researching for a programme for Donny’s 50th Year in the Business and he was to be interviewed by Fern Britton for BBC ‘FernBrittonMeets’ to be aired Sun 30th November 10am,

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they had seen that I was ‘Fan of the Month’ back in 1976 in Osmonds’ World magazine, I had blogged it ! Click here to read all about it, Wow, a long time ago but still great memories.

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They asked if we could speak together which was great as anything about Donny was fine with me ! We spoke next day, I was asked a few questions & then asked if I would want to speak on camera, of course, to be on Donny’s special programme, I’m thrilled to be involved. I was so excited, jumped for joy when told the girls at work, I was going to be interviewed & (hopefully) be on Donny’s programme ! I must admit I had visions of being in the room with Donny when Fern interviewed him, I can dream eh !! but the BBC came to me, which was still exciting !
I had a great time with the interview, very nervous & was lost for words (literally) on a few questions, also read some of my Diary from ‘1977 Fan Club Wondertour to USA’ which has great detail of each day especially meeting Donny for the first time at KTLA Studios watching ‘Donny & Marie Show’ (Day 5 Blog, when writing this blog I had to shorten the days’ experience as it goes into pages & pages ! ) Please see my other ‘Diary’ Blog pages and other Osmond experiences after reading this xx

First page of my Diary

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Front cover of my Diary

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Back cover of my Diary

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Meeting Donny for first time up close on coach !

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Loved talking about all the memories & so glad I wrote that diary as I wouldn’t remember such detail today !

Fern kindly gave me these words about her interview with Donny ” he was very funny, enjoyed the biscuits that were on offer, was totally focused and generous with his time ! A great interview ”
Thanks Fern x

πŸ’œHAPPY 50th YEAR in the Business DonnyπŸ’œxx

Enjoy the programme everyone, hopefully I’m included ! Read my next blog to see ! πŸ’‹πŸ‘xxx

Goodnight Everybody xx

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πŸ’•Donny and Marie Osmond UK Tour at the BIC January 25th 2013πŸ‘ 

Where do I start ! The day’s Friday 25th Jan 2013 and I’m going with my best friend Jackie to BIC Bournemouth to see Donny and Marie on their UK Tour. Lots of tweets were being sent by both Donny and Marie keeping us informed of their activities which is always fun, but the added bonus with Marie was that she was running a competition via twitter for later in the show to tweet through your seat no., row and block you were seated in and screen on stage to say ‘tweet now’, she randomly would choose a winner to have 2 front row seats and backstage passes to meet both of them after – wow had to give that a go ! I prepared ahead of time, put all details into a tweet ‘draft’, after taking our seats I sent the tweet through, so did many others I’m sure!
The show began, brilliant to see them both, Marie finished her song, she started to explain about the twitter comp and announced here’s the winner ‘tina louise mckenzie’ ! Jackie and I looked at each other-jackie said she was gonna kill me!! yes we had won 2 seats in Row A ! This was the start of something truly FANTASTIC !

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We were taken down the front, Marie asked if we had made it down ok, so I thanked her and shook her hand ! It was a brilliant brilliant concert, we have never been in Row A before !

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They are incredible, so wonderful, could watch them all day every day!
During the interval we were shown around backstage, had photos taken on stage, introduced to everyone ( not D and M), and led back to our seats, all the team were so nice.

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The brilliant show finished, we were led to wait backstage, how was I feeling, I’m not sure, already on cloud nine from beginning of day and a few clouds higher during the concert and now even higher at this stage! Donny was in his dressing room, Marie joined us. They were wonderful, had a lovely chat and photos taken, then it was time to dash!
What can I say about the experience, words fail me. It was the best evening ever thanks to Donny and Marie. Will that ever happen again, Iet’s hope so ! (now 2017 UK TOUR booked!)

What can I say about this pic !

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Click here to see what Donny did after the Show !

UPDATE ON 22nd April 2016:- Booked tickets for Donny’s UK TOUR in 2017 ROW C, strangely it’s at same place, month & day as this experience ! Must mean something !! XXπŸ†’πŸŽΆπŸŽΌπŸŽ΅

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🎢🎡🎼Exciting New donny.com Website Launched 11th January 2018 πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽΌπŸ†’

News came through from Donny ‘something exciting’ was happening soon…what was it going to be ?πŸ†’

Well it didn’t take long for the ‘something exciting’ to be found out…did you really think we wouldn’t investigate & find out Donny !!πŸ‘

So sent my question through & this happened….thanks Donny !

Have a look at Donny’s Facebook Page to watch Q&A’s video after the launch….it’s cool ! πŸ†’πŸ‘

Loving the new Website Donny, listening to all the old songs is a wonderful idea, the same for the ‘Timeline’, love it πŸ†’πŸ‘

If you haven’t already, visit the website soon and enjoy looking back to the Early days through to Now, remember to sign up for Donny’s Newsletter xπŸ‘

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πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‚ HAPPY 60th Birthday DONNY !Β  Really……! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚

πŸŽ‚IT’S A VERY SPECIAL DAY TODAY DECEMBER 9th 2017…..Happy 60th Birthday Donny πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰ What happened to those years, that’s what I’ll be saying in little over 2 years’ time too ! 🎈🎈Back to Donny…..we are still so interested & fascinated with his life, his whereabouts & everything he does every day…..why is that ladies & gents ? When I get asked ‘So what’s Donny up to today’ & amazingly I could answer with ‘Still at the Flamingo’ or whatever Donny had shared with us on Social Media that day, that’s why we adore him & all the Family, always in contact with us !🎢🎡🎼 Love receiving Tweets & Instagram ‘likes’ & ‘retweets’ & ‘Yeah Baby’ replies πŸ˜‰ Does he realise how MUCH that makes my day ! Sure he does XX😘

My first meeting back in 1977 at KTLA Studios was to be a day I’ve never forgotten (of course !)

Our next ‘actual’ meeting together was a few years later on ‘Donny & Marie UK Tour 2013’ in Bournemouth, won a twitter competition for ‘Front Row’ seats & ‘Meet & Greet’ πŸ˜‰πŸ†’ WOW ! Another day I will NEVER forget XX πŸ’œ These SPECIAL times are the reason I write my Blogs πŸ’œXX

πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ So Donny, have a BRILLIANT, FUN & WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY, wherever you are, ENJOY !πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚ You’re VERY Special & hopefully we’ll meet AGAIN one day ! XπŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ°πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

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🎀DONNY in UK week of 10th Nov 2014 to promote new CD ‘The Soundtrack of My Life’ πŸ’‹

Well yet again Donny has been sooo busy this week, he doesn’t stop ! The week started with Twitter & he was on his way to promote his new CD ‘The Soundtrack of My Life’ released on the Monday he was arriving.

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Monday 10th November was a busy day, the pre-recorded ‘Alan Titchmarsh Show’ I watched was to be shown today on ITV, Donny gave an interview & sang new single ‘Could She Be Mine’ (see my other blogs for photos), Donny was off to HMV Manchester for CD signing around 530pm.wpid-img_20141111_143305.jpg

Thank you HMV for permission to use photo X

Tuesday 11th November it was a nice surprise via Twitter, Donny was appearing on BBC Breakfast programme, great interview, that made it a good day !image

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Thank you to Louise for permission to use photos x

Wednesday 12th November was HMV Oxford Street’s turn for a visit & more CD signing.image

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mmm nice photos Donny, dreamy xx

Thank you HMV for permission to use photos.

Friday 14th November was Emma Freud’s turn with Donny for a Radio 4 Interview, broadcast Saturday 15th 6.15pm, she tweeted a countdown as she was so excited !image

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Thank you to Emma for permission to use her photos x

Friday was also ‘Children In Need’ on BBC, to raise money to help change the lives of disabled children & young people in the UK (total raised at this time over Β£32million, WOW), Donny appeared in the ‘Queen Vic’ pub ( this is a fictional pub in a TV show called ‘Eastenders’ shown each evening on BBC ! ) and then came the beautiful song ‘Don’t Give Up’ singing with Laura Wright, it was amazing guys, have a look on YouTube everyone x

Saturday 15th November was an early start to appear on ‘Saturday Kitchen Live’, where guests talk about their career, helping & watching James Martin & guest chefs cooking meals and callers to Show picking ‘food heaven’ or ‘food hell’ to be cooked later.
It was a brilliant, funny & relaxed show.

At this time I’m waiting to watch ‘The National Lottery’ tonight with Gaby Roslin who is also very excited ! Donny will be singing his new single & pressing the ‘button’ for those winning balls to be released & I’m going to win !!! I want to be able to thank Donny personally for my win ! (I wish, but you never know!)

On Tuesday 18th November 9am Donny will be on QVC UK talking about his CD (pre-recorded). Brilliant Jackie x Jackie Kabler interview with Donny x

Well that’s a lot in a week Donny & I know I haven’t covered everything but this is a taster of the week, Thank you so much Donny for coming here again, we all have an amazing time when you’re here, I’m just glad you do not live here, it would be impossible to function !!

Happy 50th Year in the business Donny, look forward to seeing you here again soon ! TOUR TIME ?!!

Goodnight Everybody ! Enjoy reading xxx    www.tinamckenzie.blog

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🎶Donny has Launched his Own App 🎼 July 2014

I’m writing this blog to help spread the word just incase you haven’t heard that Donny has launched his own APP and it’s FREE ! 🎀 He’s releasing his 60th Album in his 50th year in show business, WOW, November 10th called ‘The Soundtrack of My Life’, the App involves personal stories behind the reason for each song and small song samples being released on different dates.🎢 It’s a brilliant idea & I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the ‘teasers’ ! My favourites at the moment are ‘My Cherie Amour’, ‘The Long & Winding Road’, ‘I Who have Nothing’ but of course I love them all but there’s something about Donny singing those songs ! πŸ’•πŸ’— I tweeted Donny & got a lovely ‘thank you‘ from him, I am soooo chuffed !😘 :)xx
So download 🎸TODAY and enjoy listening to Donny & ‘The Soundtrack of My Life’ , pre-order CD OR DELUXE EDITION CD to include all songs, on Amazon now, due out 10th NOVEMBER 🎢🎡🎼 & Donny has announced he’s due over that week. πŸ‘πŸ†’

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Photo provided by Jo Davies, thanks Jo.
Single from new CD ? Hope so xx

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Sunday 9th November is a SPECIAL day, it’s ARRIVED !!

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At last, been sooo long waiting, lovely photos on front/back/inside, niiice xxxx

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Oh we’ve soo enjoyed the fun & excitement of the build-up to your CD Donny, quite a tease ! New CD is brilliant, songs choices are adorable, love it love it love it ! xx Thanks Donny 🎼🎢🎀

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DONNY’s in LONDON 26th May 2014 for the week πŸ’‹

Fantastic news tonight that DONNY is here in LONDON for the week, yippee πŸ’‹πŸ’—πŸŒΉπŸ˜„x My plans already made before this news came through this evening are to visit London tomorrow as my daughter Abbie & friend are going to Katy Perry Concert at the O2 in the evening so guess who I will be on the lookout for ALL day ! I am sending tweets through during this evening to hopefully find out where he will be, will Donny let us know, I can only try !! Maybe I will go back to London on Thursday / Friday as I have days off this week due to school half term, good timing Donny, thank you ! So a follow-up blog will happen if I find him ! πŸ˜„πŸŒΉ Goodnight Everybody! xx

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💜Q&A Twitter Time with Donny May 2014💋X

Check out Donny’s tweet reply:

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Tonight I was very excited ! Donny was on Twitter at 9pm answering questions ! We were asked to send in beforehand questions inc #DonnyChat & hopefully you’ll get a reply! I had bit of an issue with that, got a bit flustered ! I couldn’t see his answers unless you went on his twitter page ! (As I write this Q&A’s are sorted on Twitter now) YES I got that reply BUT it wasn’t one of my questions !! How weird is that ! So how should I feel, it’s a strange one BUT Donny answered a question & it included me so no complaints ! & after all he answered around 33 questions & to be one of them, WOW ! Thanks Donny for your time πŸ’‹πŸŒΉπŸŒ·xx Looking forward to new CD this year πŸŒΉπŸ’‹πŸŒ· Goodnight Everybody 🌹

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🎀Donny at HMV London 2004

Donny was in London 2004, he was making an appearance at HMV Oxford St. singing & signing autographs.
Going back to evening before, I had planned for all of the family to visit London as a day out as the kids on ‘Inset Day’ (school closed for day) & it wasn’t until after the plans did I know that Donny was to be at HMV, to this day my kids still do not believe me & say I planned the trip well ! I promise this was not the case, but no regrets as I met Donny !
We arrived in London early, walked into HMV & no one about, where were the fans ? I asked someone & told they were queued around the building tucked away and they were just coming in & I should join the Section A queue which was coming in now, WOW that was lucky ! My girls joined me but Andy & James watched from afar & the big screen !
Donny performed, amazing as always, then it was time to go on the stage and meet him, Abbie had my photo with Donny from 1977 Tour with her to get signed for me, ‘is that your mom’ he asked & I had DVD ‘Live from Edinburgh Castle’ signed.

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Donny was not to stop for photos so unfortunately didn’t get one of those ! A fab time, all happened in less than an hour but what a great experience🎀 Thanks Donny xx

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Goodnight Everybody x
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πŸ’—Audio Tape Recording on Coach of Marie, Jay & Donny πŸ‘« Day 5 “THE OSMONDS FAN CLUB WONDERTOUR TO USA 1977 “

I was recently having a loft clear-out weekend & I came across something VERY EXCITING ! Who remembers cassette tapes ?!! I have found original recording of Donny, Marie & Jay talking on our coach back in 1977 on Wondertour after watching D&M Show ! It’s sooo exciting ! I had forgotten all about it !

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Have borrowed a tape machine to play the cassette, hope it plays OK, let’s see! Brilliant, sounds good !

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And here we are 41 years later, oh dear! and many hours of transferring cassette recording to computer, editing it & putting onto SoundCloud & finally onto blog! Anyway mentioned it to Donny on Reddit Q&A last week & this was his reply:-

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Haha Donny ! Some fans will be wondering what’s a tape cassette & an 8-track !! Hehe ! xx Marie ‘favorited’ on twitter too, thanks Marie xx

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Have a listen, it’s a fun recording ! X https://soundcloud.com/tina-louise-mckenzie/wondertour-recording/s-rJGI0

Goodnight Everybody ! πŸ’• xx @donnyosmond @marieosmond @tinamckenzie donny.com marieosmond.com

Fun Keepsakes from 41 years ago on ‘Osmonds Fan Club Wondertour 1977’ πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽΌ

I would always send postcards, collect tickets, brochures etc when on holidays when I was young so maybe that’s why on my FAB trip to the USA in 1977 I kept EVERY item to save forever ! It’s all in ‘My Scrapbook’, which is still in one piece after so long ! πŸ‘

Flight & seat tickets, baggage labels (look how VERY special they are !), travellers cheques receipts all saved πŸ˜‰ Exciting times coming !

All important Information details given for the trip πŸ’‹

Sharing a room with Angela, this is our Key Envelope for Holiday Inn, Santa Monica 🎢

Excursions all very well planned 🎡

Salt Lake City postcards & Souvenir Guides bought 🎼

🎼🎡🎢A Brilliant Holiday🎢🎡🎼

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