Posted By: Aqib Khan | December 18, 2018
Olivia Newton-John Biography and Career:-
Olivia Newton-John (born in Cambridge, England on 26th September 1948). She grew up in Melbourne, Australia. She started her professional career since her teenage. Olivia Newton-John is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. She is the mother of one daughter.
With a career spanning more than five decades, she is still a vibrant, innovative and adored by her fans in the whole world. She was the youngest child of Professor Brin Newton-John, daughter of noble prize winning physicist, Max Born. Olivia moved to Melbourne, Australia with her family when she was five years old. Her first big break was winning a talent contest on the famous TV show “Sing, Sing, Sing,” which earned Olivia a trip to London. When she reached the age of fifteen, she formed an all-girl group called Sol Four, and in 1963, Olivia started appearing on local daytime TV shows and weekly Pop music programs in Australia. When she availed her prize-winning trip to London.
She teamed up with her friend in Par Caroll from Melbourne to create a double act “Pat and Olivia” and toured army bases and clubs throughout Europe and UK. Olivia Newton cut her first single for Decca Records in 1966, the version of Jackie, “Till You Say, You Will Be Mine.” In 1971, she recorded a cover of Bob Dylan’s “If Not For You,” co-produced by Bruce Welch and fellow Aussie and friend, John Farrar, whom she continues to collaborate with today. Olivia’s first album debut, “Let Me Be There,” produced her first top 10 single of the same name, with Olivia being Honored by the Academy of Country Music as Most Promising Female Vocalist and a Grammy Award as Best Country Vocalist. This was the beginning of her exciting career.
Olivia Newton-John Success:-
With more than 100 million albums, Olivia sold, successes of Olivia include four Grammy Awards, numerous Country Music, and peoples choice Award. Her hits including “Physical” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks and over 15 top singles. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted Olivia into super-stardom. “Grease” remained successful movie in history. Her other feature films include “Tomorrow,” “Xanadu,” “Funny Things Happen Down Under,” “Its My Party,” “A Hockey Musical,” and an “ AFew best Man.” In 1983, she with the assistance of her friend and singing partner, Pat Farrar, she opened her first store, Koala Blue.
Her emotions for Australia was proven when Olivia and pat launched their Australian wines under the iconic homegrown Koala Blue Brand to proudly fetch the taste of Australia to the World in 2002. Olivia was the first Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Program and 1991 she also served as the national spokesperson for the Children Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC). Her commitment to CHEC’s targets and missions made the organizations able to receive the attention of the world.
Upset and Fight:-
There was also some share of an upset in her life. In the ’90s Olivia Newton-John fought her battle with breast cancer. In this stage, she released an album named “Gaia” which was her most personal album indicating her experience with cancer. She coped up with disease and improved her self- confidence, also became a definite source of inspiration to millions of people who are struggling with cancer. She promoted public awareness of the importance of early detection. Her victory over cancer led her to declare her partnership with Austin Health and the creation of Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre (ONJCWC) on the Austin campus in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Olivia’s 2007 holiday recordings include “Christmas Wish” features both new and classic holiday favorites.
In 2008, Olivia Newton-John made a team of fellow cancer survivors, celebrities, and Olympians on a trek along. The Great Wall of China and collected more than $2million to get a new technique to cure cancer and build the ONJCWC which opened in 2012 and provides a long list of services and staff of cancer cure. Her struggle to make breast health and cancer awareness are appreciating. Olivia acknowledged by charitable and environmental organizations for her contribution, among them. The American Red Cross, the Environmental Media Association and Rainforest Alliance and Concept Cure.
In 1992, she celebrating National Tree Day, 10 million trees were planted in Australia on that day. Most recently she coined the idea of 1 tree one child, which is an international school initiative with the target of having each child below the age of ten plants at least one tree. The Vatican invited her on behalf of Pope John Paul II. She showed her performances on the Jubilee celebration for the sick and health care workers.
Olivia Newton-John married to Matt Lattanzi in 1984. From him, she delivered a daughter named Chloe Rose Lattanzi. Her first marriage remained successful till 1995. In 2008, Olivia married again with Amazon John Easter ling; together they are prevailing the message of preserving the Rainforest and the health values. They currently work as spokespersons for the well-known company Trivia and are working closely with. The ACCER Organization (Amazon Center For Environmental Education and Research). In Sep 2009, they also joined forces with Prince Charles and worked for Prince’s Rainforest Project. To further throw light on the global importance of preserving the Rainforest.
In 2010, Olivia also had seen in two episodes of the hit series “Glee.” In the same year, Olivia Newton-John honored with the prestigious Medal. The Order of Australia from Governor-General Quentin Bryce. She is also a writer along with spending most her time in recordings. Anybody can’t forget her healing Cd “Grace and Gratitude” (2010). Olivia released her second book, “LivWise: Easy Recipes For A Healthy, Happy Life” in 2011 in Australia. (Her first book, A Pig Tale written for children, released in 1993. In 2012, she united with John Travolta to release “This Christmas’ a holiday Cd collection. It also the fundraiser for both Travolta Foundation and ONJCWC. In the same year, she honored of being one of Australian’s “National Living Treasures” by the National Trust of Australia.
Her this honor followed by another lone in 2013. When Olivia Newton-John bestowed her stamp as part of “Australia Post Legends” stamp series.“Summer Nights” in 2014 was a musical journey through her career in music and movies. To coincide with this show she produced “Hotel Sessions” an EP collection of songs. “Summer Nights-Live in Las Vegas” released earlier in 2016. “Friends For Christmas” also released in Nov 2016. With her current and ongoing projects and outstanding attempts, Olivia’s global fame is as strong as ever.
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