I love you, angel.
D I A M O N D...MUSIC...DAY BY DAY..
AND THE VOYCE OF THIS BRILLANT MICHAEL SHINES THROUGH
ALL OF MY NITES.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU
HUGS AND KISSSES AND TEARS
EVER TILL ETERNITY
The fact that it speaks not only to the people who got to see you perform, but also to the younger generations demonstrates the immortality of your creativity, depth and love for the beauty of life.
You're still alive in every note of your songs and we will for sure continue to celebrate you as an artist and as a person through the wonderful music you gifted us.
Eternally wild with the power
To make every moment come alive
Just a few days ago by chance I saw the Mistyfy Micahel Hutchence documentary and I've been so deeply touched by your whole life and your death: What a pity miss a person like you seemed to be... RIP Michael. We will continue listening to your songs and enjoy your disarming smile...
I will always miss you and am so grateful that I can listen 🎧 to your voice and see you captured on film.
Thank you and your star 🌟 will always shine like it does into every 💜 heart xx
Lisa McIntosh your Uber fan xxx
Luckily we can still hear your wonderful voice and see you on all the videos.
I started listening to INXS in the early 80's. You made a big impression on me and my heart broke when I read in 1997 that you are no longer here on earth 💔 But your beautiful soul remains forever ~ 💙 ~
I'm still your biggest fan 💖
Rest in peace Beautiful Michael ⚘
Love from Sweden 🇸🇪
Remembering you greatly this week and sending you much love xx
Gary Lilley ✌UK
I’d been a huge fan of INXS since first I heard Listen Like Thieves. Michael was SO enigmatic and he became the soundtrack for my youth. We all know this first part of the story.
Over the years, I went to all the UK gigs. Starting with the Kick Off Tour at the Hammersmith Odeon ‘87 just as KICK was taking off (supported by Sinead O’Connor). Summer XS, Get Out Of The House, Strangest Party @Brixton etc etc. I particularly loved Max Q and WTWYA was the pinnacle of the INXS albums IMO.
But, fast forward on to Elegantly Wasted....and sadly I was feeling disenchanted with the band. I liked the new album but I could probably sense the tensions within the band (now very well understood...) and I detested the tabloid circus. It just didn’t seem to be about the music....and our wonderful frontman.
That mid June morning in London ‘97, the negative press had finally taken its toll on me. It was with a very heavy heart that I looked at my pair of tickets to the INXS show at Wembley Arena that night. Over breakfast, I told my girlfriend that I just didn’t fancy the gig. I had recently finished my PhD & was starting a new career. It was time to “move on from INXS and put my youth to rest”.
My girlfriend was aghast & tried to talk me around...but my mind was set. As I walked to work that morning, I felt sad but convinced that I really didn’t want to see the band without the positive aura that I loved them for. Mind made up, I entered a private hospital on Harley Street....for the first day of my new job.
The morning past uneventfully. I popped to Regents Park for lunch and was feeling relaxed. Starting my afternoon shift in the pharmacy and I’m filling a prescription...... Typing the name in the computer: “Mr M. Hutchence.” 🤭.
Sure enough, peering through the hatch, there was Michael, sat alone in our dispensary waiting room. Michael had been referred to one of our top ENT surgeons and now I was filling meds for his cold. 😳
With my new boss watching, I had to keep it very professional. But, after counselling Michael on his medications, I couldn’t resist quietly mentioning that I had tickets to the Wembley show that night. Michael came across as shy....but he was patient with me and smiled warmly at hearing this. He told me that he was really looking forward to playing London again and that he’d put on a good show for me that night....now he had the medicines!
I went home that night, excitedly told my GF and went to the gig. And loved it. It wasn’t quite a sell out....but a large crowd and good atmosphere. Michael’s voice was in it’s prime at this point....and the meds I gave him had clearly done the trick! The band was TIGHT, the Elegantly Wasted songs sounded fresh....and Michael seemed on top of his game. I went home thrilled.
We sadly lost Michael just a few short months later.
I think back and can’t imagine how I’d now feel if I hadn’t gone to the show that night. So happy that I kept the faith and went to the gig....thanks to my chat with Michael that afternoon.
For those that have made it this far in my post: thank you. And, you may be interested that Michael mentions his voice problems that day, when interviewed by MTV: recorded just before that Wembley show.....and just after meeting me.
RIP Michael: glad that our paths briefly crossed.
but that is nothing new
I thought of you yesterday
and day before that too
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame
Your memory is a keepsake
from which I'll never part
God has you in His arms
I have you in my heart
Rip my hero 😢
Always by my side....xx