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Olivia Newton-John brings UK tour to Birmingham NIA

Olivia Newton-John fans were hopelessly devoted to the singer when she brought her first UK tour in 35 years to the West Midlands.


The age-defying Australian celebrated 40 years in music with a concert at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena last night.

Looking sensational at the age of 64, she performed songs from the past four decades.

The four-time Grammy award winner shot to fame in 1978 playing Sandy in Grease alongside John Travolta.

And it was always going to be the medley of Grease highlights, that were the biggest hit among the fans – including You're the One That I Want, Summer Nights and Hopelessly Devoted to You.

Dressed in a black trouser suit and striped tie, Newton-John also performed Country Roads and Jolene before the crowd-pleasing Grease medley.

Fans on Twitter said it was an "amazing show".

One said:?"The Grease medley was the highlight but it was great from start to end. The crowd loved her and she had a great mixture of songs."

To date Grease, the movie which catapulted Olivia to fame, remains the most successful movie musical in history but she has also been in other film, including Xanadu, Two Of A Kind, It's My Party, Sordid Lives, and Score: A Hockey Musical.

She has also sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

Her six-concert UK tour ends in Manchester tomorrow night.

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