It looks like Olivia will be performing concert dates over the next year at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. Details are still pouring in but word is that the upcoming announcement will disclose spring and summer dates, with tickets going on sale before May 1. She should be performing there for at least a year!
We’ve known for some time now that Olivia has been in talks with some of the venues in Las Vegas to perform there for a long standing “gig”. Now it seems if this does happen she may have a friend joining her.
Sir Cliff Richard is reportedly in talks with Olivia Newton-John to stage a series of shows together in Las Vegas.Over the past six decades, the 71-year-old singer has had hits all over the world and has sold over 250 million records worldwide. But he has so far failed to crack the American market (although his single ‘Living Doll’ promised much when it reached No. 30 on the US charts in 1959).Sir Cliff is hoping that a residency in Las Vegas will increase his chances of success with US audiences.
“Acts like Elvis and Little Richard were the reason I started, so it would mean a great deal to have at least one success over there,” Sir Cliff recently told Women’s Weekly magazine. “I’ve had nine Top 30 hits in America but never an identity. If I could just have one big hit I’d feel so much satisfaction.”He added: “Olivia Newton-John and I have talked about joining forces to find a Las Vegas venue to perform at. Elton John recently told me: ‘I can’t understand why you never cracked it’. And I can’t either. It’s the land of rock ‘n’ roll – like Wimbledon is to tennis.” ~Sh-Boom! Magazine
Photo Credit: March 13, 2013 Source: Gf/Bauer Griffin
Some photos from Olivia’s show in Bournemouth earlier this month.
Olivia treated fans to a lovely show in London last night at the Royal Albert Hall – welcome to London Olivia!
Ten legends of Australian music have the honour of being immortalised on a postage stamp as the recipients of the 2013 Australia Post Legends award.This year’s Australia Post Australian Legends are the iconic bands Cold Chisel, Men At Work, INXS, The Seekers and AC/DC; individual artists Kylie Minogue, John Farnham AO, Olivia Newton-John AO and Paul Kelly; and the one and only Ian “Molly” Meldrum.They have been recognised for their influence and impact on music in Australia, and for taking Australian music to the world’s stage. They are household names and their influence spans across several generations of music fans.Michael Gudinski, Chairman of The Mushroom Group and Managing Director of The Frontier Touring Company, chaired the selection panel for the stamps and acknowledges it was a difficult choice with such rich musical talent in Australia to choose from.
“The Australian musicians honoured on these stamps have world-wide respect from the industry so it’s great to see Australia Post recognising their impact and success. Not only have these artists taken Australian music to the world, but they have influenced generations of current Australian acts and pioneered pathways to international success,” said Meldrum.
“I’m excited to have been able to go along for the ride as their careers have gone from strength to strength,” he added.
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Olivia is featured in the UK’s Daily Mail website, nice picture and article
With Christmas just around the corner I found this great review of Olivia’s 1990 made for televison movie “A Mom For Christmas” here. “A Mom For Christmas” is available exclusively through the Disney Movie Club on DVD, you can find it on Amazon.com at a highly inflated price though. The article is from October of this year.
Article on John and Olivia’s appearance on LIVE with Kelly &Michael from 12/20/2012 here.
Appearances on 12/21/12
- ABC WORLD NEWS with Diane Sawyer
- THE CHEW
Check your local listings for channels and air times
(subject to change)
Olivia and John’s interview on Ellen is on tomorrow at 4pm and repeated Thursday at 9am in the UK.