United Kingdom: Olivia Newton John passes away at 73

United Kingdom: Olivia Newton John passes away at 73
Tuesday, 09 August 2022

  • The UK's Eurovision 1974 representative and international music and movie star Olivia Newton John has passed away aged 73.

    Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer that charmed the generation of 70's and beyond with her electifying appearance on the movie "Grease" died on Monday according to her husband's (John Easterling) statement on the act's official instagram account,, which reads as following: 

    "Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family's privacy during this very difficult time. Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer."
    The singer had revealed in September 2018 that she was treating cancer at the base of her spine. It was her third cancer diagnosis, following bouts with breast cancer in the early '90s and in 2017.
    About Olivia
    Born in Cambridge, England on September 26, 1948, to a Welsh father and a German mother, Olivia Newton-John was mostly raised in Australia, joining all-girl group Sol Four when she was 14. Winning a trip to England in a talent show, she recorded her first single “Till You Say You'll Be Mine” before teaming up with Australian singer Pat Carroll in the duo Pat & Olivia. Monkees creator Don Kirshner recruited her for his 1970 science fiction musical film Toomorrow and, although it flopped, it helped launch Olivia's solo career. Her 1971 debut album If Not For You, which introduced her as a country / pop crossover artist. Her first big hit was the album’s title track, although she wasn’t able to capitalize on that success until the release of her 1973 single ‘Let Me Be There”, which paved the way for more Top 10 hits including “If You Love Me (Let Me Know)” (1974), the massively successful “I Honestly Love You” (1974), “Have You Never Been Mellow” (1975), and “Please Mr. Please” (1975).
    In 1978 when she appeared in the movie Grease with John Travolta she released her biggest hit, “You’re the One That I Want” (a duet with Travolta). Her hit streak continued with two more singles pulled from the Grease soundtrack: “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Summer Nights” (another duet with Travolta).
    After the movie Olivia continued her solo career which was boosted by her the album Physical and the title track, which was an international hit, hitting Number 1 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, and the US. She continued to have hits – including “Heart Attack” (1982) and “Twist of Fate” (1983) .
    In the latest years she slowed down in recordings with her her albums becaming less about having hits and more about her personal feelings including the critically acclaimed Gaia: One Woman's Journey (1994), which chronicled her battle with cancer. Further albums included Indigo: Women of Song (2004), Grace and Gratitude (2006), and Liv On (2016). 
    Olivia at Eurovision
    Back in 1974 Olivia represented the United Kingdom at Eurovision which took place in Brighton and singing "‘Long Live Love‘" she achieved an honorable 4th place. 
    Eurofans Radio want to express our deepest condolences to her family and friends and our compassion at these hard times for them. Rest in peace Olivia we will always remember you! 
    News Source: Cnn.com/ dezer.com
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