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Jimmy Osmond joins us for Breakfast

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 09 March 2012

Ladies - brace yourselves! Go wild as we are joined for Breakfast by Jimmy Osmond!

Thrust into the limelight as the baby of five brothers who made up The Osmonds, Jimmy is the youngest ever performer to have a number 1 single in the UK Singles Chart. Stick that in your pipe, Justin Bieber!

Now a successful business man raising loads of money for charity in the US of A, we find out more about the long haired lover from Liverpool.

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers Listen To The Music

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for Jamie Hartman

    Jamie Hartman Girlwise

    III, Flat Cap Records, 1

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Satisfaction

    The Rolling Stones - Remastered, Abkco

  • Image for Roachford

    Roachford Cuddly Toy

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for The Kooks

    The Kooks She Moves In Her Own Way

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Come Dancing

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Marcus Collins

    Marcus Collins Seven Nation Army

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys God Only Knows

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI, 4

  • Image for INXS

    INXS Beautiful Girl

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt I'll Be Your Man

    Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Lynn Anderson

    Lynn Anderson Rose Garden

    PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

    Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen We Take Care Of Our Own

    (CD Single), Columbia, 25

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller That Dangerous Age

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for B.J. Thomas

    B.J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    The Love Songs Of Burt Bacharach, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Gene Kelly

    Gene Kelly Singin' In The Rain

    Musical Wonderland (Various Artists), Warner Strategic Marketi

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp It's Raining Again

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Rain

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Chocolate Girl

    Deacon Blue - Raintown, CBS

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Next To Me

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Jimmy Osmond

    Jimmy Osmond Long Haired Lover From Liverpool

    The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Take It Easy

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Jimmy Osmond/ The Osmonds

    Jimmy Osmond/ The Osmonds I Need You (America)

  • Image for Lionel Richie

    Lionel Richie Penny Lover

    Lionel Richie: Truly - The Love Song, Motown

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Superstition

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal Music Tv, 1

  • Image for Jimmy Osmond/ The Osmonds

    Jimmy Osmond/ The Osmonds I Can't Get There Without You

    I Can't Get There Without You, Osmonds Entertainment, 1

  • Image for The Osmonds

    The Osmonds Crazy Horses

    The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Charlie Brown

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer, CEO of a foundation which promotes spirituality in the workplace

    Yesterday Jews celebrated Purim, the most joyful festival in the Jewish calendar. The festival commemorates the miraculous deliverance of the Jewish people from their enemies in 4th century Persia and it is traditionally celebrated in a carnival-like atmosphere.

    Children and even adults put on fancy dress and go door to door delivering baskets of food to friends and neighbours as well as charity to the poor. There is also a great Purim feast at the end of the day and the celebration often lasts until the wee hours of the morning.

    One of my abiding childhood memories is going with my parents to watch my little brother act in our school’s Purim Play. Each year our school, like many other Jewish schools, put on a Purim Play enacting the story as it’s told in the biblical book of Esther.

    One of the major roles is that of king Achashverosh (Artaxerxes II) ruler of the Persian Empire. That particular year my brother was chosen for this role. He was so excited that he practiced for weeks. The lights went down and the play began. Then came the big moment we were all waiting for but my brother seated on a throne dressed in royal robes with a crown on his head was silent. It seemed he couldn’t recall his lines. The teacher tried to prompt him but to no avail. On closer inspection she discovered that he had fallen asleep. It turns out that all the excitement wore the little fellow out and he couldn’t keep his eyes open.

    Do we sometimes sleep through our own performance? I think we do. Sometimes we get so carried away with planning something perfect; a presentation for an important client, a romantic evening with one’s spouse, the itinerary for a great holiday that we lose sight of what is most important and that is being alert and open to the special moments in life as and when they occur.

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