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Olivia Newton-John dies at 73: A timeline of music icon's career highlights, from 'Grease' to 'Xanadu'

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Grammy Award-winning Olivia Newton, whose decades-long career success, her John,at her 73-year-old ranch in Southern California on Monday. died.

Her husband John Easterling wrote on Instagram, "For over 30 years, Olivia has shared her battle with breast cancer and has been a symbol of victory and hope." Please respect the privacy of my family.”

The long-time Australian resident with over 100 million album sales, the star was the world's most successful singer from 1973 to 1983. He was one of the popular entertainers. She has won her four Grammy Awards and reinvented herself over the years. Her most recent album for Newton-John included "Stronger Than Before;" Holiday Her Collaboration "This Christmas" with Travolta. and her autobiographical "Gaia: One Woman's Journey," inspired by her battle with cancer and the loss of her father.

Here is a timeline of some of her greatest musical achievements over the years:

Olivia Newton-John dies at 73

A star is born.

Olivia Newton-John was the daughter of German literature professor Brin Newton-John and Irene Born, whose father was Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born.

Olivia Newton-John Professor Bryn Newton-John and Eileen Bourne's father was the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Bourne. (Photo by Jeremy Fletcher/Redferns)

Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge, England. She was the youngest child of Professor Bryn Newton-John and Irene, daughter of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Vaughn. When she was five years old, Newton John and her family moved to Melbourne, Australia.

her blossoming music career.

Olivia Newton-John had early dreams of becoming a veterinarian but was winning singing contests in high school and before age 20 had toured army bases and clubs and recorded her first single, ‘Till You Say You’ll Be Mine.’ In 1971, she covered Bob Dylan’s ‘If Not for You’ and began a close partnership with a friend from Australia, John Farrar, who produced the song and later wrote ‘You’re the One That I Want,’ ‘Magic’ and several other hits for her.

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By age 15, Newton-John formed a girl group called Sol 4 Did. In 1963, she was appearing on Australian local daytime television shows and weekly pop music programs. After she won her contest for talent on the popular TV show Sing, Sing, Sing, Newton-John headed to London where she teamed up with her friend Pat Her Carol, now known as Pat Farrar. I was. They created a double her act called "Pat & Olivia" and toured army bases and clubs throughout the UK and Europe.

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Start recording her music To do.

Olivia Newton-John loved country music, especially the records of ‘Tennessee’ Ernie Ford, since childhood, but her early success didn’t impress critics or some fellow musicians.

Olivia Newton-John says country music Although she loved her childhood, especially "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's records, her early success failed to impress critics and fellow musicians. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

In 1966, Newton Her John released her first single on her Decca Records. 'll Be Mine. "She later recorded a cover of Bob Dylan's 'If Not For You' co-produced by Bruce Welch and John Farrar.

Released her first US album.

Olivia Newton-John with her pal Andy Gibb.

Olivia Newton-John and her my friend Andy Gibb. (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Newton-John made her U.S. album her debut with 1973's "Let Me Be There." and led to her first Top 10. single of the same name. It was also her third solo album. She was honored by the Academy of Country Music as "Most Promising Female Vocalist" and she won a Grammy Award for "Best Her Country Vocalist". She had hits on her country and pop charts with "Have You Never Been Mellow" and "I Really Love You,"[122] and she won Record of the Year at the 1974 Grammy Awards[123]. did.

John Travolta, Richard Marx and other celebrity friends remember Olivia Newton-John: "MY DEAREST OLIVIA"

The word "grease."

In ‘Grease’, Olivia Newton-John played Sandy, the nice girl who gets tough in the final act and gets her man.

In "Grease", Olivia Newton -John played Sandy, a nice girl who gets tough and gets a man in the final act. (Photo by CBS of her via Getty Images)

In 1978, Newton John starred in "Grease" alongside John Her Travolta and tostardom. She was nominated for a Golden Her Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy". The film contains some of her most iconic tracks, including "You're The One That I Want," "Summer Nights," and "Desperately Dedicated To You." To this day, "Grease" remains the most successful movie musical of all time.

Introduced in Xanadu.

‘Xanadu’ which starred Michael Beck, Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John, would become a cult classic.

Xanadu starring Michael Beck Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John become cult classics. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Newton-John went on to Hollywood fame with the 1980s Xanadu, in which Gene Kelly became famous for dancing with While movies bombed at the box office, Newton-John continued to make her mark in Hollywood. Her other feature film credits include 'Funny Things Happen Down Under', 'Toomorrow', 'Two Of A Kind', 'It's My Party', 'Sordid Lives', 'Score: A Hockey Musical', A Few Best", etc. male. As for "Xanadu," it's now celebrated as a cult classic.

Olivia Newton-John remembers transforming into 'Bad Sandy' in 'Grease' and gives her fans an update on her cancer battle

Get physical.

Olivia Newton-John scrubbed her squeaky clean image with the ‘80s hit ’Physical'.

Olivia Newton-John An image of the 80's hit song "Physical" that cleanly rubs the squeaky sound. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

In 1981, Newton Her John released "Physical",her fifth No. One single and the most successful song of her career. It sold 10 million copies, but some radio and television stations banned it from being too sexual. In 2021, Newton-John talks about the song's sustained success. 

"It's an honor. People still love this song after her 40 years," she told ET. "I'm thrilled that Stevie [Kipner] wrote it. I never dreamed that 'Physical' would still be loved 40 years later. I feel very lucky."

Since being diagnosed with cancer, he has been into music.

Chloe Lattanzi and mom Olivia Newton-John co-wrote the track ‘Can I Trust Your Arms’.

Chloe Rattanzi with her mother Olivia Co-wrote Newton John Trucks "Can I Trust Your Arms". (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

In 1992 Newton Her John was diagnosed with breast cancer. She recorded her "Gaia" in 1994 after she battled her disease with chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy. "In 2005, she released her 'Stronger than Before' and a portion of her proceeds were donated to cancer research. The song was intended to give hope to cancer patients and their families. She co-wrote "Can I Trust Your Arms" with her daughter Chloe.

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"Grace and Gratitude"

Olivia Newton-John’s recent albums included ‘Stronger Than Before', a holiday collaboration with Travolta, ‘This Christmas,’ and the autobiographical ‘Gaia: One Woman’s Journey', inspired by her battle with cancer and by the loss of her father.

Olivia Newton-John's recent albums include "Stronger Than Before," her holiday collaboration with Travolta, "This Christmas," and the autobiographical "Gaia: One Woman's Journey," her battle with cancer. and the loss of his father. (Photo by Russell Shakespeare/Newspix)

In 2006 Newton-John released Grace and Gratitude. Products for women. The album was intended to help listeners relax. Over her years, Newton-John slowed down her career to focus on her own health, but she always found a way back to her music. rice field.


LUAOlivia Newton-John poses before beginning the 21-day ‘Great Walk to Beijing 2008’ trek along The Great Walk of China to raise money and awareness for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre, at the Jinshanling Great Wall on April 7, 2008, in Luanping of Hebei province, China.

April 7, 2008, China A 21-day “Great Walk to Beijing 2008” trek along the Great Walk of China to raise funds and awareness for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Center at the Jinshanling Great Wall in Luanping, Hebei Province. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

In 2008, Newton-John released "A Celebration in Song." China wall with other cancer survivors. Her goal was to raise funds for Olivia Newton-John Her Cancer and Wellness Her Center in Melbourne.

Olivia Newton-John opens up about her third battle with cancer: 'I have to do a lot to live'

Reunited with John Travolta.

John Travolta and actress Olivia Newton-John attend the Qantas Airways Spirit of Australia Party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on January 12, 2012, in Hollywood, California. 

John Travolta and actress Olivia Newton-John attends the Qantas Spirit of Australia Party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA on January 12, 2012.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)

In 2012,Newton John reunites with Travolta, "This Christmas" In she covers traditional holiday hits like "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The following year, Newton-John received another cancer diagnosis, which he did not disclose publicly at the time. In 2017, she postponed her North American tour after discovering her cancer had returned and spread to her hips. She underwent radiation and other treatments.

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