January 22nd is always a very special day at Michael’s Memorial site because on this day we celebrate the life of Michael Kelland Hutchence.
From his typical boyish childhood to the challenges of negotiating the teens years, to the crazy life style of a pop idol in his 20’s and 30’s, in less than four decades, Michael left an indelible mark in popular music history. As a direct result around the world, millions of young people growing up in the 80’s and 90’s associate part of their good times with the music of Michael and INXS. His music is still a source of euphoria, fond moments, precious memories, and joyous situations.
It is a privilege to receive so many emails over the past 10 years since Michael’s Memorial site was created. Repeatedly friends and fans from around the world share how much they have been inspired by Michael. From the poet/song writers to the painters and film makers, many creative souls have rich words of gratitude for Michael’s gentle spirit who inspires them to press on in their craft.
From those who win international Grammies, to those who share their craft in their local community, Michael is paid tribute in songs, in poems, and on canvases at many different creative levels. Perhaps you have been inspired in some way by the life and works of Michael. Today you have helped keep Michael’s candle burning by visiting his Memorial Site, leaving a message in the Guest Book, playing his music or sharing with friends that it is Michael’s birthday.
So another special day has rolled around in a world so different to the one Michael left. Unite with us by thanking God for a precious life that was with us all too briefly. Family, friends and fans join together today and simply say, “Happy Birthday Michael!”