Osmonds got their start.
Two albums followed.; Meet David and Andy Williams (1973) and One More Time (1973). They consisted mostly of covers of old r&b classics, like "Baby Love" (The Supremes), "Going Out of my Head" (Little Anthony & the Imperials), and "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (The Carpenters). Their vocal range and expression rivaled anything that David Cassidy could do.
Craig Huxley's a few years before.
They thought their career would jump-start with a January 1974 guest shot on the wildly popular Partridge Family: they had a crush on Laurie Partridge, and sang "Say It Again."
It turned out to be their swan song. After another album and a few more guest appearances, the duo vanished.
But not really. They opened for Roy Orbison and Susan Vega, played back-up, toured with T-Bone Burnett's band, and studied music. They shifted their emphasis from bubble gum pop to a gutsy, hard-driving country rock, and released new albums -- Two Stories, Harmony Hotel, The Williams Brothers.
"Secretly" reveals the heartache of not being able to tell anyone about your love.
"Don't Cry Now" is a tribute to friends who died of AIDS.
"People are People": we're all the same inside, regardless of "religion, sexuality, color, or nationality."
They don't look soft and fragile anymore.