Alan Ralph Osmond (born June 22, 1949) was a member of the 1970s music group The Osmonds and the head of the Osmond Family. Osmond dated Carpenters’ lead singer, Karen Carpenter. He married Suzanne Pinegar on July 16, 1974; they have eight sons who perform as The Osmonds – Second Generation.
He was the oldest of his nine siblings who could sing. The two oldest brothers, Virl and Tom, are deaf.
Alan kept the Osmond Brothers together for almost 40 years. Throughout the 1970s, he made every crucial decision and managed to keep a steady, equal pay for his younger brothers. Because of Donny Osmond’s break with the group, Alan and the other members of the group were unable to perform live for almost two years. After that, they toured with him, mostly as background singers. Eventually Alan was unable to perform due to multiple sclerosis. In 1996, he retired as leader of the Osmond Brothers.
Alan recently started One Heart, a non-profit foundation, to help “strengthen families” worldwide. TheFamily.com is also a family site to carry free content to all families.
Alan and Suzanne Osmond have eight sons who are known as The Osmonds – Second Generation. Besides having hit records, they have all achieved Eagle Scout Awards and six of them have served internationally for two years as full time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The younger two brothers plan on serving in the future.