The Olivia Newton-John
Frequently Asked Questions list,
Version 3.4

Created by Matthew Reed and currently maintained by Richard

  1. Is there a discography?
  2. What was ONJ's first single?
  3. What was ONJ's first HIT single?
  4. What was ONJ's first #1 US album?
  5. What song won ONJ her first Grammy?
  6. What big screen movies has ONJ been in?
  7. Has ONJ done any made for TV movies?
  8. What awards has ONJ won?
  9. Are there any fan clubs?
  10. What ONJ CDs are currently available?
  11. How do I get in touch with other ONJ fans on the net?
  12. Are there any retailers out there that sell ONJ material?
  13. Where can I write to Olivia?
  14. When/where was Olivia born?
  15. Is Olivia married/does she have any children?
  16. Does Olivia have any brothers and sisters?
  17. Didn't ONJ have breast cancer?
  18. Didn't ONJ have a retail store or something?
  19. Has ONJ done any publishing?
  20. What was ONJ's first group called?
  21. What was the contest that ONJ won that brought her to England from Australia?
  22. How can I find more information about friends Olivia has worked with?
  23. What is Olivia's middle name?
  24. Is Olivia related to Elton John?
  25. How tall is Olivia?
  26. What hobbies does Olivia have?
  27. What is Olivia's web site?

  1. Is there a discography?

    We have chart information, and a comprehensive guide to Olivia's albums with track listings and pictures.

  2. What was her first single?

    "Till you say you'll be mine" backed with "For Ever" which was released in May of 1966 Both tracks were unexpectedly issued in 1993 as part of See For Miles Records' Pop Inside the Sixties: 1963-1969 now deleted.

  3. What was ONJ's first HIT single?

    Bob Dylan's "If not for you" it went to UK #7 and US #25 in 1971.

  4. What was her first #1 US album?

    "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)"

  5. What song won Olivia her first Grammy?

    1973's "Let me be there"

  6. What big screen movies has Olivia been in?
    1. Funny Things Happen Down Under (Pacific Films, Aus. 1965)
    2. TOOMORROW (Rank Organization, 1970)
    3. Grease (Paramount 1978)
    4. Xanadu (Universal 1980)
    5. Two of a Kind (20th Centry Fox, 1983)
    6. It's My Party (UIP 1996)
    7. Sordid Lives (Regent Entertainment, 1999)
  7. Has ONJ done any made for TV movies?
    1. The Case (UK-TV, airdate Sept. 2, 1972)
      Britains wildly popular and ever-youthful Cliff Richard invited Olivia to appear with him in this musical comedy-thriller, which also starred comedian Tim Brooke Taylor.
    2. A Mom for Christmas (1990, Disney-tv)
      TV movie where Olivia plays a store mannequin that comes to life for one Christmas to be Mom for an orphaned child. This achieved good ratings for her at last!
    3. A Christmas Romance (1994, CBS)
      A debt collector gets stranded by bad weather at the house of the lovely single mother (Olivia) he is harassing for unpaid debts...Olivia stars in this as does her daughter Chloe. The movie was a big success.
    4. Wilde Girls (Showtime, 2001)
      Olivia and her daughter star. Olivia as a one-hit wonder and Chloe as her daughter wanting to begin her own musical career.
  8. What awards has Olivia won?

    We've listed them separately, there's that many of 'em!

  9. Is there a fan club?

    Only Olivia, the international club for Olivia fans with contacts in the US, Europe and Australia. We bring out a bimonthly newsletter six times a year, . Check out our web site on http://www.onlyolivia.com for more details or write -

    Only Olivia
    PO Box 585
    Oak Lawn
    IL 60454
    USA

  10. What ONJ CDs are currently available

    Take a look at the general Olivia section of CD Now for an up-to-date checklist.

  11. How do I get in touch with other ONJ fans on the net?

    There is an Internet mailing list, Soulkiss, for this very purpose, and the Only Olivia message board is a popular place for fans to swap ideas

  12. Are there any retailers out there that sell ONJ material?

    Lots - we have listed some of the best for you.

  13. Where can I write to Olivia?

    Olivia Newton-John
    PO Box 2710,
    Malibu CA 90265
    USA

    Don't expect an instant response, okay, and be courteous - enclose a SASE (or an International Reply Coupon, available from post offices, for non US senders). If you really want an autographed photo then enclose the photo with your request - these are some of the basics of autograph hunting (do not send valuable items or packages). Doing these doesn't guarantee you a response but at least you'll come across a reasonably thoughtful person which will probably make it more likely ;-)

  14. When/where was Olivia born?

    In Cambridge, England, on September 26th 1948. For more details see the biography.

  15. Is Olivia married/does she have any children?

    She was married to Matt Lattanzi in 1984, and they have a daughter, Chloe Rose born in January 1986. Matt and Olivia separated amicably in 1995 and are now divorced.

  16. Does Olivia have any brothers and sisters?

    She has an elder brother, Hugh, a doctor in Australia. And an elder sister, Rona who was involved in showbusiness in LA.

  17. Didn't ONJ have breast cancer?

    On July 14, 1992, Olivia announced to the world that she had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. She learned the results of a biopsy the day that her father passed away. She felt the public announcement would stave off any wild speculations and deny the national "rag mags" the opportunity to grind the rumor mill. The revelation came just as Olivia was about to embark on a national promotional tour to tie into the recent release "Back to Basics: The Essential Collection," an ensemble of greatest hits marked to commemorate her 21 years in the business. Her tour was cancelled and she underwent a simple mastectomy at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Having fully recovered, Olivia began working on producing the self-penned Gaia.

  18. Didn't Olivia enter the retail business at one point?

    Yes she did and here is the relevant information:
    ONJ founded "Koala Blue" in 1983. The fist store was located on Melrose Ave. KOALA stood for Korner Of Australia in Los Angeles," not the cuddly bear. At it's peak KB had 13 stores and 49 outlets world wide. ONJ said she started KB because she "missed the merchandise of home". With the help of designer Pat Farrar and Investor David Sidell ONJ made magic and created KB Unfortunately for all concerned the magic didn't last. ONJ filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on 2-2-91, citing overexpansion and the recession for the failure of the business. .

  19. Has Olivia done any publishing?

    Yes! Olivia was co-author of "A Pig Tale" with Brian Seth Hurst. This children's story is published by Simon and Schuster Books and was released in 1993. It's a lovely story about the importance of recycling and taking care of the planet. A portion of the proceeds were donated to support the work of the Design's Industries foundation for AIDS, and Collette Chuda Environmental Fund.

  20. What was ONJ's first group called?

    The Sol Four, a quartet that fourteen year old Olivia formed with three other girls in 1962. Her parents forced her to quit the band because they thought it was interfering with her studies.

  21. What was the contest that ONJ won that brought her to England from Australia?

    Johnny "The Wild One" O'Keefe Talent Contest, she sang GYPSY's "Everything's coming up Roses"

     How can I find more information about friends Olivia has worked with?

    You can find more information on Jim Brickman's website (musical collaborations); Cliff Richard's website (duet partner/close friend), Andy Timmons website (musical tour director/guitar).

     What is Olivia's middle name?

    She doesn't have one!

    Is Olivia related to Elton John?

    No, not at all. They are both born in England and have worked together - on her Oscar Night TV special Hollywood Nights (1980), and the title track of Olivia's 1988 album The Rumour was co-written by Elton John who also sang backup.

    How tall is Olivia?

    About 5' 6"

    What hobbies does Olivia have?

    Olivia loves animals and horse riding. She also enjoys tennis, gardening and walks along the beach with her dogs.

  22. What is Olivia's web site?

    http://olivianewton-john.com/

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