Olivia Newton-John and Grease

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Today is Olivia Newton-John’s 65th birthday. I can’t believe she is that old. She sure doesn’t look it. Then again I can’t believe I’ll be 41 next week, and I sure don’t look it – but that’s a post for another time. This post is about my first passion, my first ‘idol’, my first scrapbook-worthy person. I first discovered Olivia Newton-John watching Grease in 1978 when I was five. Soon after I had a scrapbook full of magazine photos and articles about Olivia as well as all of her albums. My favorite ONJ album is Totally Hot, which contains my favorite ONJ song A Little More Love. Unfortunately I have yet to meet Olivia, but I have been lucky enough to see her in concert twice. The first time was in 2003 in Tunica, Mississippi. I was in the front row and cried during her first five songs. I was just so excited to finally see Olivia live in concert after 25 years. The second time I saw her in concert was last year at The Strathmore in Rockville, MD.

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To this day Grease is still my favorite movie. I must have seen it thousands of times. I can recite every line, literally. After seeing Grease in the theater, I watched it every time it came on tv. When Beta came out, I taped it so I could watch it over and over. I bought it on vhs and then on dvd, but I still watch it when it comes on tv or cable, even though I can watch it whenever I want – and even though I can recite it word for word. I got the chance to see Grease in the theater again on its 30th anniversary. I went everyday the first week it was re-released, and then saw it again when they re-released it in Ireland. I have also seen the play Grease several times in various cities, including Baltimore, Memphis and Dublin. Grease is like home to me, it comforts me.

Happy Birthday Olivia!

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About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (565 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

1 Comment on Olivia Newton-John and Grease

  1. Olivia Newton-John is a beautiful actress and has an amazing voice!! Wanted to be her when I was 5. Haha

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