Web author of the first Olivia Newton-John home page on leland-stanford in 1994, joint founder of the erstwhile Only Olivia fan club (no longer in existence).
For over 20 years Olivia has touched my heart, shining her gentle light and inspiration. Her song has helped me laugh and cry, and sometimes see things through different eyes. So, dear reader, may there also be music that gives you as much joy as Olivia has given me.
It's a funny old world, really. I was out of the loop on all things to do with Only Olivia from the end of 2007 up to about the end of 2012. Sometimes life just makes a different call on where priorities lie. I come back to the scene to find Only Olivia collapsed some time in 2011.
I went to see Olivia in London on March 13th 2013, where she weaved her magic, and sounded in great form, better than before my five year hiatus.
It was also particularly special for me too, for there was a hit of the madeleines of À la recherche du temps perdu. I went to university at Imperial College just behind London's RAH and hearing her in that setting reminded me of the joy and hope and inspiration she brought to my younger self at a turning point in student life. It was good to hear Olivia here in the UK at last, I was not quite old enough to have seen her the last time she was live in London thirty-five years ago.
Olivia seems to be having some better times now too, I was chuffed when she married handsome John Easterling and it sounds like it's doing her music good. I loved the original Grace and Gratitude album but the renewed version of G & G shows extra sparkle, if that's the joy that John is bringing to Olivia then a hat tip to you, sir and long may it continue :)
I am resurrecting some of the archives from the old backup tapes and getting some of it on the web. I will be eclectic and discriminating. There's a lot of stuff from several decades of Olivia's singing career; this project largely picks up on the work of others, who helped out with many scans of memorabilia and the like, and I'd like to see this return to the web.
I'd like to thank some special people who made this all possible -