On This Date: Michael Hutchence died

Michael Hutchence

It was on this date in 1997 Michael Hutchence, lead singer of INXS died in a Sydney hotel room.  I’m assuming everyone knows the lurid story behind it all.  It seems like such a waste.  Creativity and crazy seem to go hand in hand, that fine line between lucidness and madness.

When it happened , it was one of those “I remember where I was when I heard the news” moments for me.  I was house/dog sitting, had just walked in to check on the dog and flicked on the radio.  That’s where I used to get a lot of my music news, back in those days, radio.  No Twitter or Facebook.  Just dial up AOL.

I remember being very sad.  INXS was a big favorite of mine, and I never got to see them live.  Plus let’s face it, he was hot.

I thought it was in poor taste when the rest of the band signed on to do the  2005 television show “Rock Star” to search for a new singer.  My two cents-change the name of your band out of respect.  Talking to you too Journey.  ((Stepping off soap box now))

There’s rumors of a movie coming out based on a bio written by his mother and sister, but so far no release date has been set.

INXS “Shine Like it Does” Melbourne 1985

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