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Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« on: August 08, 2022, 04:46:20 PM »
Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer whose breathy voice and wholesome beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the ’70s and charmed generations of viewers in the blockbuster movie “Grease,” died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73.

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2022, 12:19:11 AM »
So am I the only one who was a big Olivia Newton John fan back in the day?  :shrug:

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2022, 07:49:29 AM »
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She was okay. I wasn’t all Gaga over her songs. I know why white dudes went all apes**t over her, but that did nothing for me.



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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 03:03:20 PM »
I liked a number of her songs. I'm sorry to see her pass but, I knew she'd been battling the breast cancer again recently. Still love this one by her, in addition to her Grease songs..................

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 03:05:33 PM »
I was coming of age when Grease came out and it was all the rage at the time.

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2022, 03:18:52 PM »
I liked a number of her songs. I'm sorry to see her pass but, I knew she'd been battling the breast cancer again recently. Still love this one by her, in addition to her Grease songs..................


:lol:......Ivan, I liked several of ONJ's songs as well, and Magic is one of my absolute favorites.  It really is a beautiful song.  And I listen to it and others of her songs on Sirius Satellite Radio, Yacht Rock Radio, Channel 330.  So it would have been enough to simply have THAT memory in my head.

But noooooooo.......you posted a video of her singing Magic and, Lord have mercy, I wish you hadn't done that.  Her outfit was corny as hell.  Her dancing was stilted, off beat and almost seemed rehearsed. She had a typical white girl flat-a.z.z.  And the audience's reaction was pretty much nil.  :shrug:

So, that's it, no more watching ONJ's video.  I'll just be content listening to her pop tunes, especially my favorite, Have You Ever Been Mellow.  But, again, no videos, please.  :lol:

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2022, 03:25:38 PM »
Strike, I feel that way about everything from the 80's. Can't stand to look at the big hair and fashions.  Everything is so dated.

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2022, 03:52:35 PM »
Strike, I feel that way about everything from the 80's. Can't stand to look at the big hair and fashions.  Everything is so dated.
:nod:.....yup. Big hair, big boobs, alot of sparkle, and flat a.z.zes.  Yeah, its tiring after awhile.  :(

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2022, 08:19:09 PM »
Never cared much for her.  :nono2: She didn't move me.

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2022, 10:16:04 AM »
She was huge and the Grease phenomenon as well. Few if any of us were involved in that film.

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2022, 10:58:48 AM »
She was huge and the Grease phenomenon as well. Few if any of us were involved in that film.

RIP

Don't think there was one black person in it. Remember this was the 1970's, where they did not bother putting in a token black person.

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2022, 02:06:45 PM »
She was huge and the Grease phenomenon as well. Few if any of us were involved in that film.

RIP

Don't think there was one black person in it. Remember this was the 1970's, where they did not bother putting in a token black person.
???......respectfully, Big Cap, my memory is a tad different than yours.  I believe that the 70's was when tokenism began in earnest.  But am old enough to remember as a little boy in the mid-late 60's when mofos would yell "black on tv!" when one of us appeared.  :lol:

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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2022, 05:11:23 PM »
She was huge and the Grease phenomenon as well. Few if any of us were involved in that film.

RIP

Don't think there was one black person in it. Remember this was the 1970's, where they did not bother putting in a token black person.

Ironically, there ARE Black folks in the movie. But they're all dancers and extras. Take a look at the movie again and you'll see them if you look for them, especially in the dance numbers. ;)
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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2022, 05:14:25 PM »
I liked a number of her songs. I'm sorry to see her pass but, I knew she'd been battling the breast cancer again recently. Still love this one by her, in addition to her Grease songs..................


:lol:......Ivan, I liked several of ONJ's songs as well, and Magic is one of my absolute favorites.  It really is a beautiful song.  And I listen to it and others of her songs on Sirius Satellite Radio, Yacht Rock Radio, Channel 330.  So it would have been enough to simply have THAT memory in my head.

But noooooooo.......you posted a video of her singing Magic and, Lord have mercy, I wish you hadn't done that.  Her outfit was corny as hell.  Her dancing was stilted, off beat and almost seemed rehearsed. She had a typical white girl flat-a.z.z.  And the audience's reaction was pretty much nil.  :shrug:

So, that's it, no more watching ONJ's video.  I'll just be content listening to her pop tunes, especially my favorite, Have You Ever Been Mellow.  But, again, no videos, please.  :lol:

Perhaps you prefer this one instead? No flat booties, just her singing in the booth. :lol:
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Re: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2022, 06:28:01 PM »
Ivan^^^I appreciate you thinking about a brutha. But this is how I prefer to remember ONJ. We’re not talking knock-the-socks-off vocals like a Whitney Houston or something. Just nice, pretty tones, and a beautiful song…………. ;D

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