Say the name “Olivia Newton-John” to any guy who was a teenager or young adult during the Seventies, and there’s a good chance the guy will tell you he was in love with her. A beautiful lady with a gorgeous voice who told us “I Honestly Love You”? Mmmmm… Still a beautiful lady with a gorgeous voice, Ms. Newton-John has survived breast cancer, business failure, divorce, and the loss of a lover, and is still a popular performer, an advocate for the environment, animal rights, and health awareness, and a successful businesswoman. Her official website is here. She’s currently appearing at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.
Our first song today is her 1975 hit, “Have You Never Been Mellow.” It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts and #3 on the Country chart in the US and #1 on all three charts in Canada.
Our second is “Magic,” from the film Xanadu. It was a #1 hit in the US and Canada in 1980, probably doing better than the movie…
Ol;ivia Newton-John, your Two for Tuesday, April 29, 2014.