But there’s one special Christmas memory that has stuck with him.
‘I was in Detroit last Christmas to play a Donny and Marie concert,’ he explains.
‘I land at the airport and get in a taxi to the hotel. There are billboards for the show everywhere. The cab driver asks me what I’m doing in town. I tell him, “I’m doing a Christmas show.”
“Are you in showbusiness?” he asks me. What’s the show?” I reply, “I’m in the Donny and Marie Christmas show.”
‘He asks me, “What do you do in the show?” I say, “Um, I’m Donny.”
‘He turns around and says, “What?! Did you replace the original Donny, because he’s got to be 90 years old!”‘
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