jeudi 21 juin 2018



Entre 2 prises .. l'ambiance sur le tournage de Grease .. pour le bal !




En juin de l'année 1982, CHER sortait un nouvel album avec un titre produit par JOHN FARRAR !! I PARALIZE qui aurait pu être chanter par ... ONJ ...
Difficile de ne pas reconnaître la patte du maesto Farrar à la production !

.. morceau qui reste assez proche de stranger's touch sorti un an plus tôt sur l'album PHYSICAL !




mercredi 20 juin 2018





Paris Première : soirée spéciale pour les 40 ans de «Grease» jeudi 21 juin dès 20h50

A l’occasion des 40 ans du film culte «Grease», Paris Première propose une soirée spéciale jeudi 21 juin à partir de 20h50 avec la diffusion de «Grease» réalisé par Randal Kleiser (1978), avec John Travolta et Olivia Newton-John… Suivi de «Grease 2» réalisé par Patricia Birch (1982) avec Maxwell Caulfield et Michelle Pfeiffer, …

et dans 69 cinémas en France ...GREASE le retour sur grand écran ...

lundi 18 juin 2018

Sunny Honey Girl


La fièvre du jeudi soir

Les salles Pathé célèbrent la Fête de la musique, le 21 juin prochain, avec la reprise d’un hit absolu : Grease , de Randal Kleiser, ou les aventures gominées de John Travolta et d’Olivia Newton-John.

Résultat : 5 millions de spectateurs en 1978 et des tubes à gogo. “You’re the one that I want… Hoo Hoo hoo”.



One Night Only

Party Party

1978 : En mode "Let's have à Party" avec Steve Jones ci-dessous !

RIP Billy Sammeth

Billy Sammeth, Longtime Manager of Cher and Joan Rivers, Dies at 66 !

Billy Sammeth, the gregarious personal manager who shepherded the careers of multiplatform superstars Cher and Joan Rivers while also working with the likes of Donny Osmond, Olivia Newton-John and K.C. & the Sunshine Band, died Monday. He was 66.

Sammeth died at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to his sister, actress Barbara Sammeth. She shared the news via a blog post.

Sammeth was a throwback to an earlier era in music and show business when colorful managers took on just a handful of entertainers and catered to them personally, often around the clock. A witty negotiator and a devoted advocate for his clients, he would often greet his pals with a festive, "Hi, Doll!"

"Passion for talent has been overridden today by greed," Sammeth, in a 2012 interview with The Daily Beast, said of the corporate consortiums that manage big-name performers these days. "You're a lightweight now if you only have one or two clients. If you're a manager these days, you've got to be Octomom."

J’ai personnellement rencontré Bill Sammeth le jour ou j’ai rencontré Olivia pour la toute première fois à Paris en 1995 ! Un homme adorable .. vraiment ! J’ai du le saoulé lors de notre échange verbal .. mais ils nous à laissé voir notre idole avec bienséance ! Il restera associé à l'un de mes plus jolis souvenirs ...

If you don’t use it, you lose it

Vu et lu dans la presse  :

Woman's Weekly (UK)
19 Jun 2018

Didi Conn, 66, is most recognisable for playing Pink Lady, Frenchy, in the iconic 1978 film Grease. Didi went on to star in TV series Benson and returned for Grease 2 in 1982. We caught up with the original ‘beauty school drop-out’ to talk all things fame.

How do you take your tea?

I’m more of a coffee person, but I like English breakfast tea very much. I just put a little cream in.

Which biscuit do you dunk?

When I first met Olivia Newton-John and I went to her house in Malibu, she gave me these biscuits which had a little milk chocolate on top. Those were my favourite biscuits from that day forward.

Why do you think Grease is still as popular today?

I think it has to do with the fact that we all really enjoyed making it and we all love each other. There’s a theme in the film of ‘we’ll always be together because we love each other’. When we get together, it’s like no time has gone by. When something is honest and true, it comes across and it’s contagious.

Do you get fan mail?

I still get a lot of letters through my door every week from all over the world, actually, even prisons. One time, they wanted me to send some underwear. Oh, my gosh! That was terrible! My husband threw it out. I wasn’t going to do it, but I didn’t expect that – it was scary!

Where’s the strangest place you’ve been recognised?

I still get recognised, especially if I talk. The strangest was in an aeroplane bathroom – that’s bad when you’re trapped. Luckily, I was in first-class at that time, and I was walking around the plane just stretching my legs and somebody saw me. The whole plane broke into song and I signed autographs, but I was able to get back to my seat.

What helps keep you youthful?

I wrote a play for myself and I had to learn how to box. If you don’t use it, you lose it – it’s really true.

Celebrate Grease’s 40th anniversary and stream the film on NOW TV with a Sky Cinema pass for £9.99.

Woman’s Day / Studio 54 What went on

Celebrity news A new doco delves into the scandalous history of the notorious nightclub

Elton John, Cher and Michael Jackson were just a few of the celebrity guests who frequented Studio 54 in its heyday ....


#2 on the ARIA Australian Artists Physical Albums Chart  ? : #4 olivia .. 4ème pour le moment ... !! Lui donnerait-on de mauvaises informations ?

dimanche 17 juin 2018

Love Is A Gift

Un très joli montage video pour une très jolie chanson !






Singers Olivia Newton John 1970 One In 300 :
Chris Slade Who Joined As Drummer In Toomorrow After 299 Others Had Auditioned.

This Is The Face Of Toomorrow. And That's Not A Misprint.
Toomorrow Is The Name Of A New Pop Group Created By James Bond Film Producer Harry Saltzman And American Record Producer Don Kirschner At A Cost Of Well Over 1 Million. Of That 15 000 Was Spent Securing The Services Of 21-year-old Olivia Newton-john (pictured Right) As Lead Singer.
We Had Already Signed Another Girl When We Found Olivia ' Mr Saltzman Said Yesterday. 'apart From That Olivia Was Under Contract To Someone Else.'
'It Cost Us 15 000 To Buy Out Her Existing Contract And Pay Off The Original Girl. We Reckon She's Worth Every Penny.'
Olivia Who Refuses To Change Her Name To Something More 'showbizzy' Was Born In Cambridge Where Her Professor Father Was Head Of The Boy's High School. He Later Moved To Australia Where He Is Now Deputy Vice-chancellor Of Newcastle New South Wales University - And This Was Where Olivia Grew Up....


Nouvelle proposition sur le légendaire TWIST OF FATE..


Magnéto : Grease turns 40 !

To celebrate, here are two songs from the movie sung on the Donny & Marie show. 9/22/1978

Hommage inspiré de 'Grease'

Et ça le fait !
Quand Scott Hoying du groupe Pentatonix s'inspire de GREASE pour son clip "Ghost" !

"Ghost", un hymne ironique sur les fantômes (qui, pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas, est l'art de ne pas renvoyer les appels ou les textes d'un amoureux potentiel sans raison apparente, disparaissant ainsi dans l'éther).


Très jolie illustration de qui vous savez !

"My relationship with Olivia is what matters to me"
Delta Force – Rising above the haters.

She is as popular as she is polarising, but Delta Goodrem has learnt to rise above the backlash and focus on her evolution as an international artist.

The Sunday Times
17 Jun 2018

Delta Goodrem a répondu à la critique après sa performance dans le biopic Olivia: Hopelessly Devoted To You.

La chanteuse de 33 ans raconte cette semaine dans le magazine Stellar qu'elle est fière de son travail sur la mini-série et qu'elle a fait de son mieux dans ce rôle exigeant.

" Je sais que la vie ne peut pas être un lit de roses. Je prends le fait que j'apprends toujours. Je ne prétends pas être parfaite. Je fais juste de mon mieux. Je suis un travailleuse acharnée ", a-t-elle dit.

Welcome to the new reality for celebrities. In the same week an Australian magazine claimed Delta Goodrem was locked in a bitter feud with Olivia Newton-John, the two singers were having dinner in Melbourne.

Despite what was being reported — that Newton-John was “losing sleep” and “horrified” over Goodrem’s portrayal of her in the Seven Network miniseries Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You — Goodrem had invited her friend and mentor to a meal at her dad’s house. It was one of several times the two caught up during Newton-John’s trip home to promote her Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.

“My relationship with Olivia is what matters to me,” Goodrem tells STM. “I do not play into the delusions of others. I do not play into the storyline being made. I can’t control them. And it is irresponsible. Where is the line between reality and illusion? There needs to be accountability — hypocrisy is rife.”
Around the same time more headlines flew — stories written by websites trawling Twitter to cherry-pick nasty comments about Goodrem’s performance in the series. As the program went to air, online commentators claimed Goodrem had sunk the first episode, despite not appearing on screen for the first 40 minutes. A few even claimed actor Morgan Griffin, who played the young Newton-John, had a better voice than her older co-star. The problem with this claim was she was miming to vocals laid down by Goodrem.

Others fixated on an interview in which Newton-John said she would not watch the show.

Some pointed out the program’s low ratings compared with its time-slot competition — the Nine Network’s The Voice, which Goodrem, 33, first joined as a coach when the series launched in 2012. Goodrem now tells STM she foresaw the criticism. “The backlash was so predictable,” she says. “I could have written some of the comments myself in advance, they were so obvious. It would be nice if we had a little more oxygen towards people appreciating the hard work of Australian actors and the people who work on TV shows.”

The dual airing of the programs came in the wake of Goodrem releasing a new single and performing at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
It all created a perfect storm for a little fatigue — and the kind of kneejerk negativity that now makes her yawn.

“I totally get it,” Goodrem says. “There’s been so much of me this year. It’s just that all these projects happened to come up or come out in the first half. It’s an amazing problem to have, 17 years into my career. I’m very proud of that. And I focus on that.”

Not surprisingly, she is sick of discussing what it is about her that rubs some people the wrong way. And she long ago stopped reading the more unforgiving commentary.

“Unfortunately, we’re living in a time when the negative view is what gets the most oxygen,” she says. “It’d be nice if clickbait was positive. It’d be nice if it was even half-and-half — I’d settle for 50/50. I know life can’t be a bed of roses. I take on the fact I’m always learning. I don’t profess to be perfect at anything. I just do my very best. I’m a hard worker.

“I was having this full-circle moment with the Olivia project. When I got signed (as a teenager) they asked me who I wanted to be, and I said Olivia Newton-John. “Now I get to sing these songs like I Honestly Love You, the first songs I remember singing — this was my childhood coming to life. Nothing was going to stop my heart being completely filled with love and appreciation for getting to do this.”

Goodrem’s career has, ironically, taken a similar trajectory to Newton-John’s.

The miniseries shows how Newton-John suffered criticism in the ’70s and ’80s for musical choices and acting decisions. But she didn’t have social media to contend with. Nasty comments were filtered out when managers read through fan mail. These days they pop up directly onto the celebrity’s phone.

As with Newton-John, some struggle to accept Goodrem might just be that nice — surely there has to be a dark side.

“I wouldn’t have been around this long if I didn’t genuinely have lovely connections with people,” Goodrem says.

“The (backlash on social media) is actually quite boring; it’s not even a conversation for me any more — except for the fact that I don’t get why people are wasting their time.”

The latest season of The Voice will draw to its conclusion tonight, and after six years, Goodrem still takes her role as a coach as seriously as she did when she first walked onto set.

“They’re stepping into a new world,” she says of contestants.
“It’s like you get to revisit the very start of your own career. You have to go back into your memory and help them walk through what they’re going through.”

Goodrem’s career experiences — she signed her first record deal at the age of 15 — have put her in the ideal place to comment.
“I know how utterly heartbreaking it can be for kids,” she says.

“I’ve experienced both sides. I wouldn’t change that. It’s made me who I am today. I’m intuitive because I’ve been tested. And how cool to be able to pass that on to other people.”

Goodrem continues this hands-on relationship with her fans. Earlier this year she embarked on a string of appearances to sign copies of the soundtrack to the miniseries. In an era of digital downloads and streaming, face-to-face promotion of physical albums is practically a dying art. But it is something Goodrem is happy to do. In the past she’s stayed at shopping centres for seven hours, not wanting to disappoint anyone who’s waited.

Some artists do a quick, clinical signature and remain aloof; Goodrem is a hugger who takes photos, remembers people’s names and life stories and tries to make the meet-and-greet as personal as possible.

“People share these beautiful stories with me,” she says. “Phones are great, but the real human touch is something I cherish. People can’t imagine the connections I’ve made over the years that I’m so thankful for. So I just don’t understand why people would want to try and suggest there’s anything but love there. Love is stronger. That’s my everyday.”

She is wary of talking about it for fear some may feel she is merely exploiting it, but Goodrem also speaks to cancer patients around the country on a regular basis. As a survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma, she knows what they’re going through.

“Of course I’m going to reach out,” she says. “I’ll spend 40 minutes on the phone with a kid in a battle with cancer. I get so many messages about (people) going through the battle. If I can slightly improve someone’s day by talking to them, having a real conversation and hopefully giving them some strength, that’s a beautiful thing.

“It’s an incredible gift to be able to make someone feel better, even if it’s for just a day. That’s real life. The other stuff is not real life. The other stuff — the hate — it just washes off me. Part of me wants to thank those


people who made me this strong to be able to brush it off — because it’s really freeing.”

She has been inspired by the legacy of Newton-John, a fellow survivor who created her Cancer Wellness & Research Centre and fully committed to supporting it, even during her latest health battle. In May 2017, Newton-John announced her breast cancer had returned after 25 years in remission.
“I’d love to make a difference and have the kind of impact she does — it’s incredible,” Goodrem says.
For now, though, she plans to make more new music and spend time at her house in LA, where a team headed by A-list music manager Irving Azoff (Bon Jovi, the Eagles, Christina Aguilera) is based. “It’s been a huge year already,” she says. “I look forward to putting my feet up for a second.”

In April, her single Think About You became Goodrem’s 21st top-20 hit. The lyrics — about picturing a man naked — were seen as her Physical moment, as when Newton-John’s image matured overnight.

“I’ve taken a relaxed approach this year,” Goodrem admits. “There doesn’t have to be so much gravity on every single thing you do. I maybe haven’t been so playful in my music before. Even back at school I remember being silent when I was doing singing and dancing because I just wanted to learn, but for the rest of the classes you couldn’t shut me up. Now I feel I’ve finally merged all sides of my personality. I’m free to be exactly who I am. It’s a great bridge to the next phase of music for me.”
While she reveals she’s about to become an aunt for a second time (through brother, Trent, and his wife Carly), Goodrem — who was once engaged to Brian McFadden and has been linked to everyone from Nick Jonas to Harry Styles — still politely declines to discuss her love life.

“Most people are fine with that, but it has meant some magazines now just make up their own versions, which my family don’t really find that amusing,” she says. “So I don’t know which worked better.”

samedi 16 juin 2018

Love Is letting Go of Fear

DJ TONY reprend du service avec une jolie proposition sur la chanson "Love Is letting Go of Fear" !



La compilation australienne Hopelessly Devoted: The Hits vient de faire son entrée dans le classement des meilleures ventes d’albums ...
Joli score pour une nième compilation sans réelle pertinence !