‘Grease’ star and hit-making ‘physical’ singer was 73 – Deadline

Olivia Newton-John, the hit-making “Physical” and “I Honestly Love You” singer who starred in the beloved movie musical Fat and later xanadu, died on her ranch in Southern California, according to her official Facebook page. She was 73.

Born in the UK and raised in Australia, Newton-John began her career as a country singer, but soon transitioned to pop with the 1973 hit “Let Me Be There”. It was the first of 15 Top 10 US singles, including five No. 1s: “I Honest Love You”, “Have You Never Been Mellow”, “You’re the One That I Want” — featuring John Travolta, van, Fat – “Magic” and her biggest hit, “Physical”. The latter topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks and was the biggest single of 1981.

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