Olivia Newton-John, who sang among the greatest hits of the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s whereas recasting her picture because the virginal woman subsequent door right into a spandex-clad vixen — a metamorphosis mirrored in miniature by her starring position in “Grease,” probably the most in style film musicals of its period — died on Monday at her ranch in Southern California. She was 73.
The dying was introduced by her husband, John Easterling.
Although by no means a vital favourite, Ms. Newton-John amassed No. 1 hits, chart-topping albums and 4 data that offered greater than two million copies every. Greater than the rest, she was likable.
Within the earlier part of her profession, this English-Australian singer beguiled listeners with a excessive, supple, vibrato-warmed voice that paired amiably with the form of swooning middle-of-the-road pop that, within the mid-Nineteen Seventies, typically handed for nation music.
Her efficiency on the charts made that blurring clear. She scored seven Prime 10 hits on Billboard’s Nation chart, two of which turned back-to-back general No. 1 hits in 1974 and ’75. First got here “I Truthfully Love You,” an unashamedly earnest declaration co-written by Peter Allen and Jeff Barry, adopted by “Have You By no means Been Mellow,” a feather of a track written by the producer of lots of her greatest albums, John Farrar.
“I Truthfully Love You” additionally received two of the singer’s 4 Grammys, for report of the yr and finest feminine pop vocal efficiency.
A whole obituary shall be revealed quickly.