Two for Tuesday: Olivia Newton-John

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.

4 thoughts on “Two for Tuesday: Olivia Newton-John

  1. I think she is a nice gal even though she sang “Let’s get Physical” which every young man wanted to with her. I think it is because she went from a wholesome gal to a slut in Grease:)

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    1. I think she wanted to expand a little as a singer. She started out singing quiet love songs, and wanted to rock out a little. And she did very well.

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  2. Yes, I was among the guys who saw Olivia as the ideal of womanhood. Love her singing and there was always something so pure and wholesome about her. I don’t recall any kind of controversy or scandal involving her.

    Lee
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    1. The only thing I can think of as a negative is Koala Blue going out of business, but business failures are common and hers wasn’t due to any malfeasance. I think her wholesome image made her a natural for Sandi in “Grease,” and that role gave her career a huge boost.

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