Olivia Newton John: Banks Of The Ohio… Country Roads… Hopelessly Devoted To You… I Honestly Love You… Physical… Xanadu…
Olivia Newton John (26 September 1948 – 8 August 2022) was born in Cambridge, England in 1948 and then moved to Australia with her family in the 1950’s. She entered and won a TV talent contest and by 1963 was appearing regularly on television. She was most famous for her role playing “Sandy” in the iconic film/musical Grease,but already had a successful career as a singer before this. Olivia Newton John garnered multiple awards including Grammy’s, Country Music, American Music and Peoples Choice Awards, ten Number 1 hits including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks.
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During a trip to London (UK) Olivia Newton John teamed up with an old friend and toured army bases there, performing for the troops. She also recorded her first single for Decca Records, closely followed by her successful album “If Not For You”. Her popularity increased across the globe with her music being mainly in the Country genre but also crossing over into Pop and Contemporary. By the time “Grease” was released in 1978, her music career seemed to have stalled, but the film kick started it again with songs such as “Summer Nights” and “Hopelessly Devoted To You” smashing the charts.
She actively campaigned for Breast Cancer Awareness having been successfully treated for the disease and was a passionate advocate in creating awareness for early detection and, encouraging women to take a more active role in their breast health.
Olivia Newton John Backing Tracks
A Little More Love… Banks Of The Ohio… Country Roads… Have You Never Been Mellow… Heart Attack… Hopelessly Devoted To You – Grease… I Can’t Help It … I Honestly Love You… If Not You… If You Love Me Let Me Know… Let It Shine… Let Me Be There… Magic… Not Gonna Be The One… Physical… Suddenly… Summer Nights… Xanadu… When You Wish Upon A Star… You’re The One That I Want…