Did Olivia Newton-John singing Xanadu?
Written by Jeff Lynne of the English rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), the song is performed by English-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, with Lynne adding parenthetic vocals in the style of his other songs on the Xanadu soundtrack, and ELO providing the instrumentation.
Did Olivia Newton-John tap dance in Xanadu?
Though the film originally flopped, it has since achieved “cult” status, and is quite popular with gay audiences. Despite playing the muse of dance, Dame Olivia Newton-John does very little dancing in the film.
Did Andy Gibb appear in Xanadu?
1. Olivia Newton-John turned down a role in the Village People’s Can’t Stop the Music bio-musical flick to appear in Xanadu. John Travolta, who co-starred with ONJ in Grease, was offered the role of Sonny (which ultimately went to Michael Beck). Andy Gibb also was cast in the role early on.
How old was Olivia Newton-John when she made Xanadu?
Before it began filming, Xanadu had a bright future. It was front-page news that the Universal production would be a then-31-year-old Olivia Newton-John’s first film after the blockbuster Grease. And it would be the last film appearance screen legend Gene Kelly, then 68, would make before his death in 1996.
What is Kira’s real name in Xanadu?
Xanadu (1980) – Olivia Newton-John as Kira – IMDb.
What Muse is Kira in Xanadu?
In the musical, Kira is the Muse Clio, not Terpsichore.
Which Muse was Kira in Xanadu?
8. She wasn’t just playing any muse. Though she’s hushed from speaking her true name out loud, Kira tries to tell Beck’s character that she’s actually “Terpsichore.” In Greek mythology, Terpsichore (literally “delight in dancing”) was the muse of dance and chorus.