Autre interview donnée par Olivia Newton-John pour le site Ragemonthly.
Interview qui a le mérite de sortir un peu de l'ordinaire .. et donnée pour sa venue au Pala Casino le 25 mars prochain !
HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU…
~ by joel martens ~
I usually start most of my interviews by asking musicians what the earliest memories are around music. Do you have something that you’d mind sharing?
I would say my earliest memories around music were around the piano with my family when I was a young girl. My mum said I used to sing all the time and my dad was a wonderful singer, too. I have a lot of memories singing around the piano with them…It was very special.
What would you say sparked your desire to perform?
I have been singing as far back as I can remember… And that’s a long time ago. (Laughs) When I was a young girl, my sister Rona convinced me to enter a talent contest that was sort of like American Idol or The Voice, only much smaller. Much to my amazement, I won! The prize was a trip to England. I didn’t want to leave my friends and family, but my mum convinced me that I had to go. I am forever grateful to her for that.
From what I’ve researched, your first hit in 1971 was the Bob Dylan song, “If Not For You,” from your album of the same name. Please tell me the story of how it came to you and why you decided to record an album under that name.
I don’t remember the exact details, other than my producers in the U.K. wanted me to record a Bob Dylan song. To be honest, at the time, I didn’t like the song very much, but, it went on to be my first hit record in America. I’ve grown to love it and what makes it even more special, is that it’s my husband John’s favorite song of mine!
I find it interesting that you have been so popular across so many genres. To what do you attribute that phenomenon?
I’ve been lucky! (Laughs) I really have to give credit to my producers and songwriters. I was blessed to have wonderful songs and talented people around me. Often when I recorded, I didn’t think the song was a particular genre. But in America, it was very different than in Australia or the U.K. at the time. I never would have thought that recording songs in London, with Aussie and British songwriters and producers, would have been country hits in America. But, what did I know! (Laughs)
Read more at http://www.ragemonthly.com/2016/03/14/olivia-newton-john/
- Summer Nights at Taipei
Sans surprise, les dates se rajoutent en Asie. ONJ sera à Taipei le 7 mai prochain !
Ou la sélection LIVE en concert du jour : OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN EN CHILE/HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MELLOW - XANADU - MAGIC - SUDDENLY /MOVISTAR ARENA 2016
Physical live 13/03/2016 Movistar Arena
I Honestly Love You, Espaço das Américas, São Paulo, 03.03.2016.