Olivia Newton-John

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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1948, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Newton-John’s father was a professor of German at King’s College who, in 1953, accepted the position of dean at Ormond College in Melbourne, Australia. Olivia’s showbusiness career began when she won a local contest to find ‘the girl who looked most like Hayley Mills’ in 1960. At the age of 14 she formed the Sol Four with school friends. Though this vocal group disbanded, the encouragement of customers who heard her sing solo in a cafe led her to enter - and win - a television talent show with the song ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’. The prize was a holiday in London, although she delayed this to work as a hostess on the children’s television show The Tarax Happy Show, and co-host the daily variety show The Go Show with singer Pat Carroll. She left for England with her mother at the end of 1965, and gained an audition with Decca Records, during which she recorded her...

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