• Video – Olivia Newton John – off her skates.

    Olivia Newton John was in Brisbane in 1999 and Maynard renewed his acquaintance with her for an hour, talking about her music and movie career.

    Starting with Sam (1977), then Grease (1979), on to Xanadu (1980) and then to her getting Physical (1981).

    Spend an hour with Livvy.

    It was the 20th anniversary of the Grease movie and soundtrack, and she discussed her nervousness at auditioning for the role of Sandy for Alan Carr, even though he had specifically asked her to take the role, after meeting her at a dinner party at Helen Reddy’s Los Angeles home.

    Olivia Newton John sings Xanadu on Countdown 1980
    Olivia Newton John sings Xanadu on Countdown 1980

    In this show you’ll be transported (on roller skates) by Olivia performing songs from the movie Xanadu on the grand final of the Countdown Xanadu Dance contest.

    Maynard reads from the book of Grease to Olivia Newton John 1999 Foxtel
    Maynard reads from the book of Grease to Olivia Newton John 1999.

    The show starts with her early sound, and takes you through her pop and movie career, then goes full circle back to her latest Country release.

    Olivia newton John with Maynard 1990
    Doing the mark of Xanadu with Olivia Newton John 1990. Triple J.

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    Some of the other Rewind shows here (there are even more if you look)

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