Olivia Newton-John is heading to Perth this week to perform with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. While we all know the classic Olivia moments like Grease, Xanadu and Physical, plus her recent appearance on Glee, we thought we’d dig out some unusual and rare moments to share.
Read our interview with Olivia here.
Olivia teams up with Andy Gibb and ABBA for a sing-a-long of the Beach Boys greatest hits. This 1977 TV special was recorded just after filming on Grease had wrapped.
After the success of Grease Olivia’s career shifted from being primarily a country music singer to mainstream pop. The song was the lead track from her 1978 album Totally Hot.
In 1985 Olivia released her first full album of tunes since Physical. The first song off the album was Soul Kiss, which has a pretty hot video clip. The photos for the album were taken by the famous photographer Helmut Newton.
In 1988 Olivia had a hit with this song penned by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Listen closely and you’ll hear Elton singing the backing vocals. How big is that hair! It was the ’80s.
Olivia hit the stage for the Sydney Mardi Gras party in 2008 backed by a swag of dancers and so much glitter.