Donny Osmond was a bona fide teen idol back in the mid 70’s.However, he says his musical goals for his career didn’t really mesh with the way he was marketed back then.
Donny will appear in an upcoming Apple TV documentary series called “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything,” and he said in a clip posted by People , "I was listening to Crosby, Stills & Nash, I was listening to [Jimi] Hendrix and The Doors and all that stuff... I wanted to be Elton John, I wanted to be Stevie Wonder but I really wanted to be Sly Stone without the drugs."
Donny grew up as a clean cut member of the Osmond clan. He added in the clip, "But that's not what people wanted me to be... And I think as we look back at the era of '71 and the sexual tensions, the political upheavals and drug usage, maybe we needed a little more wholesomeness."
The series will begin streaming on May 21st.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]