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Jakarta Post

Olivia Newton-John : From ‘Neutron-Bomb’ to ... still going strong

  • Lynda Mills


Jakarta   /   Wed, April 11 2012   /  02:22 pm

A world away from the mainstream, modern-day pop scene and the likes of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, a musical legend made her way to Jakarta to perform on Sunday in the mellow, chandeliered elegance of the Hotel Mulia Ballroom in Senayan, Central Jakarta.

Olivia Newton-John, one of Australia’s best-known exports and still arguably most famous for her role as Sandy Olsson in the 1978 hit musical Grease, was in town for only the second time in her incredible 40-year career to perform the last gig of an Asian tour, following visits to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.

The pre-show hype promised the “Greatest Hits and More” and the audience wasn’t disappointed. This show had them all, from Olivia’s earliest country hits, such as “Let Me Be There” and “If It Wasn’t For You”, through the hits of the 1970s and 1980s, including...