vendredi 17 novembre 2017

ONJ Visits Broadway - November 14, 2017

Chilina Kennedy as 'Carole King' and Olivia Newton-John pose backstage at the hit musical 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' on Broadway at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 14, 2017 in New York City




ONJ sur le plateau de l'émission THE CHEW !

So much fun as always with @clinton_kelly , @carlahall and @chefsymon on @thechew. Tune in on Friday, 11/17 to see what we cooked in the kitchen.



Quand la SANDY de GREASE rend visite à la troupe du Carole King Musical à Broadway !

Une publication partagée par Salisha Thomas (@salishathomas) le

Et la SANDY de GREASE twittait :


Quelques versions LIVE d'un concert donné hier soir au Bergen PAC NJ ! Un grand merci à Clausstadt !

D'autres videos son à voir sur


ONJ à son arrivée pour le concert donné dans le New Jersey au Bergen PAC ... limite un peu frigorifiée !

mercredi 15 novembre 2017


Le 15 novembre 1978, Olivia Newton-John sortait l'emblématique album TOTALLY HOT ... dans la foulée du succès de GREASE !

Il mériterait de ressortir en deluxe édition .. (mais ça c'est une autre histoire) .. et c'est franchement dommage car ce petit bijou n'a pas pris une ride et le public n'a pas oublié A Little More Love ou Deeper Than The Night !


Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly on Location for "Xanadu" - October 2, 1979


Dernière production en date de notre DAYBEAT Catalan sur le UNDER MY SKIN d'ONJ ( 1998) !


'The day they met on the set of Xanadu': Chloe Lattanzi shares a throwback snap of her mum Olivia Newton-John with her father Matt as she reveals the VERY famous Hollywood icon who introduced them ... ou quand Chloe Lattanzi partage une photo de ses parents lors du tournage de XANADU ... et c'est grace au légendaire GENE KELLY que les 2 amoureux ( à l'époque ) ont entamés une histoire ...



1980, première de XANADU


Olivia Newton-John a donc repris le chemin des concerts ... sur Instagram on pouvait apprécier quelques jolis clichés .. sur le compte de


Sur Twitter une galerie de photo LIVE de sa performance au Hard Rock Casino le 12 novembre dernier !



Vu sur EBAY ces "diapos" .. THE NEUTRON BOMB !!

vendredi 10 novembre 2017


One Little Christmas Tree

On reste dans l'ambiance de Xmas avec le 3ème extrait inédit de FRIENDS FOR XMAS ...


... qui nous ramène en 1979, ONJ en mode promo pour TOTALLY HOT à Londres ..


The Thanksgiving Festivities Get Underway on ABC’s ‘The Chew’ With a Fantastic Star-Studded Lineup Including Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Hutcherson and Olivia Newton-John, November 13–17

Friday, Nov. 17 – “The Leftovers” – Clinton Kelly is cooking a delicious leftover meal with the one and only Olivia Newton-John; “Michael’s Real Time, Meal Time” with leftovers.

jeudi 9 novembre 2017


Et voici sur Youtube, l'animation du 2ème extrait des 3 inédits de la prochaine édition en version Deluxe de FRIENDS FOR CHRISTMAS .. DISPO LE 17 NOVEMBRE !


ONJ à la première du film XANADU en 1980


35mm Slide Transparency

Olivia Newton-John performs at the Palace Theatre

Olivia Newton-John has been a pop star for more than four decades.

She got her professional start on Australian TV and radio, and cut her first single in 1966. Newton-John made a name for herself with the release of her first solo album, 1971’s If Not For You. On that record and several that followed, the singer established herself as a first-rate interpreter of other songwriters’ material. In the mid-1970s, she scored a nearly unprecedented 10 consecutive No. 1 singles on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Newton-John would go on to blockbuster success onscreen in 1978’s Grease, and achieved a kind of cult status with her role opposite Gene Kelly in 1980’s Xanadu. Following a bout with cancer in the 1990s, she placed greater emphasis upon recording more of her own songs. Newton-John now ranks as one of the most successful recording artists in history, with more than 100 million records sold.

Asked which of her many records is a favorite, Newton-John is initially nonplussed. “I’ve never really thought about it,” she tells CP in a phone interview. “I don’t listen to my music, so I’ve never sat down and listened to a whole album.”

But after thinking for a moment about the 30-plus albums she has recorded and released, Newton-John names her 1994 album, Gaia: One Woman’s Journey. “That was the first album that I totally wrote and co-produced myself,” she recalls. “It was right after I had breast cancer for the first time, and it was very, very personal to me.”

Last year, Newton-John released Liv On, a collaborative album with Texas-born Beth Nielsen-Chapman and Toronto-based Amy Sky. Focused on grief and healing, the project was inspired by the death of Newton-John’s sister Rona, who died from a brain tumor. “I wrote a song for her in her memory and sent it around to my friends and family,” Newton-John says. “They came back and said, ‘Oh, that’s lovely. Do you have any more songs like that?’“

Nielsen-Chapman had written a kind of grief anthem, “Sand and Water,” and Sky had recently lost her mother. “We all were in kind of a phase of understanding what this was about. Both wonderful songwriters — who are dear friends of mine — agreed to do it,” Newton-John says. “We recorded the album in Las Vegas when I was between shows.”

More recently, Newton-John released Friends for Christmas with Australian pop singer John Farnham; it’s Newton-John’s fourth holiday-themed album. “That’s always a fun thing to do; I love collaborating,” she says. “I like doing duets, and I like recording with other people.”

Newton-John was forced to suspend her tour earlier this year when she learned that her cancer had returned and spread. But now, after a period of treatment, she’s energized and ready to return to the stage. “I’m really good,” she says.

I love to sing, and I’m very lucky,” Newton-John says. “I’m grateful that people come to see me, and I’m lucky that I have so many hits I have to leave some out!”


Olivia Newton-John is slated to perform Saturday at the Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport. Quad-City Times reporter Amanda Hancock talked with her ahead of the show about why she's a cancer thriver -- not just a survivor -- her latest albums and what it was like to film "Grease."

mercredi 8 novembre 2017


If I had to pick one .... it would be this one !

Christmas isn‘t the happiest time of the year for many people and as much as
Olivia likes Christmas many of her fans don‘t call the holiday season a favorite.

But the Lady graced us with lots of Christmas Music over the years. Facing the upcoming re-release of „Friends for Christmas“ with aussie buddy John Farnham it came to my mind that it‘s already the 10th Anniversary of „Christmas Wish“ (2007) this year. If I had to pick a Christmas record by Olivia I‘d chose this one, because it‘s unique !

Apart from the critics who slaughtered her collaboration with John Travolta (This Christmas, 2012) as cheesy and commenting on „Friends for Christmas“ (2016) having no personality (which is probably true, but the Jazz-feel of the recordings are undeniably smashing!!) her collaboration on „Christmas Wish“ with Amy Sky as a producer and musician was a great choice and delivered flawless classics and new songs in the manner of „Grace & Gratitude“ (2006) with a sometimes celtic touch.

Christmas Wish“ was available from November 1rst in 2007, but Olivia sold around 300 signed copies by pre-order through her own website back then. I was lucky enough to get one of those! Referring to her Television Interviews in Winter 2007 most of her duet partners weren‘t with her in the Studio, apart from Jon Secada and Jann Arden. That isn‘t unusal for duet recordings and actually most of Olivia‘s duets are produced so classy that you won‘t guess the other part hadn‘t been in the studio at the same time (the big exception is e.g. „I‘ll be home for Christmas“ with B. Streisand on „This Christmas“. The sound proves it all…).

Barry Manilow, who duetted with Olivia on „This can‘t be real“ in 2004 contributes a track here called „A gift of love“, which is lovely. Their voices blend very well, even if Barry‘s solo version on „A Christmas gift of love“ (2002) was already nice enough. Seems they‘ve used the same 2002 vocals of his for the duet version.
A very touching ballad called „Little star of Bethlehem“ had it‘s origin in 2006, as an instrumental piano track by Stephan Moccio called „Porcelain“. It is featured on his eponymous CD „Exposure“ (2006). Moccio himself appeared already on Olivia‘s „Grace & Gratitude“ CD and plays frequently some piano/keyboard parts on „Christmas Wish“ as well.

Another name we find on „CW“ is Mark Masri who would later appear on Olivia‘s remake of „Grace & Gratitude“ (2006) called „Grace & Gratitude renewed“ ("To be wanted“, 2010). He also asked Olivia to use her vocal part of „Every time it snows“ (originally recorded for CW with Jon Secada) for his own Christmas debut CD called „Christmas Is“ in 2008. For „CW“ Mark provides backing vocals on „Underneath the same sky“ and „Christmas on my radio“.

Just a year after „Grace & Gratitude“ there‘s a new, slightly over-produced version of „Instrument of peace“ included on „CW“. Still a great song with a holiday feel to it. I always thought that Marc Jordan (Amy Sky‘s husband) did an extraordinary Job on the harmony vocals for this song! He also sang on „We three Kings“, just for the record. And even Marc‘s and Amy‘s daughter Zoe Jordan did choir vocals on „Oh come all ye faithful“.

The track „A Mother‘s Christmas Wish“ was written by Olivia with Chloe in mind. Olivia performed this on a TV Show called „Frosted Pink“ in 2007 to promote the album. Jim Brickman, who played piano on the track included the song on his „Homecoming“ Christmas CD in 2007.

Amy Sky, again, re-recorded the song with Olivia‘s 2007 vocals for her own Holiday CD called „The Lights of December“ in 2008. 2008 also saw the Target re-release of „Christmas Wish“ with a great bonus track „In the bleak midwinter“.

Although „CW“ charted only at # 187 on the Billboard 200 the album became a Christmas standard, seemingly because of it‘s uniqueness. On the Billboard Independant charts it even made an impressive position # 21.
Looking back to the year 2007 Olivia did a lot of TV promotion for „Christmas Wish“ and did perform a lot of tracks live on television, which never happenend again with her follow-up Christmas records.
Look out for her performance of „Instrument of peace“ with Jon Secada , „A Mother‘s Christmas Wish“ and „Christmas on my Radio


est celui de la chanteuse canadienne Liona Boyd vue en coulisse avec ONJ .. lors d'un de ses LIV ON Concerts au Canada !

Liona Boyd‏ : @lionaboyd 19 hil y a 19 heures
@olivianj at your great concert @RHCPA
Tell your fans I’m playing RH Dec 2nd and #Toronto Nov 25th thanks!:) xox


Pauvre ONJ qui traînera cette histoire comme un boulet ..