On Saturday, 30th October, 2017, a group of professional musicians met in a London studio to pay tribute to Michael Kelland Hutchence in the 20th year since he died. The song they have chosen to perform was reportedly Michael’s favourite from the ‘Elegantly Wasted’ album. INXS performed the song ‘Searching’ at the 10th ARIA Music Awards of 1996. It became one of Michael’s most definitive live television performances where he seems to give it his all… Read more
To mark and commemorate Michael’s passing 20 years ago we have added some new messages of his dearest friends. We do trust you will enjoy reading lovely anecdotes and touchingly funny stories from some of Michael’s nearest and dearest. We could not include all of his legion of friends but feel the ones we have posted humanise the legend, giving the reader an insight into the brilliantly funny sensitive and generous soul that was Michael Hutchence…. Read more
Missed today and every day since the world lost your beautiful soul. Your loving step-mother Susie
Isn’t that hard to imagine Michael as a middle aged man? We all have a lasting impression of Michael in the prime of life, young, ambitious, creative, experienced and seasoned in his music craft with a professionalism that is still held in highest respect and awe by some of the greatest performers of this age. Michael will always remain thus in our thoughts. His rich music legacy and endearment has been so enduring that incredible figures… Read more
The 22nd day of November has become a day to celebrate Michael’s life achievements at MichaelHutchence.org, rather than focusing on the enormous sorrow and impact of such an unfathomable loss. Yet Michael’s untimely death was followed by a succession of sad and tragic consequences. His passing broke the hearts of so many, particularly those who were closest to Michael. It is one of life’s hardest realities, seemingly too often overlooked, that those closest to us sometimes… Read more
It’s hard to believe it has been nineteen years since your father and I sat down to dinner. We laughed and joked as you regaled us with stories of your life in U.K. You spoke of Paula, Tiger and her sisters with such love and affection it touched our hearts. The news the next morning forever shattered that idyll. On a different note, along with Bowie and Prince I am sure you have welcomed another great into the… Read more
Thinking of you today and every single day since you departed this realm. All love, Susie
This memorable celebration date for Michael, January 22nd, rolls around each year with seemingly continued rapidity. His 38th birthday is still vivid in my mind when Michael’s family, INXS band colleagues and closest friends met to commemorate his short but amazing life. You can read of that memorable afternoon and evening in the Ashes Ceremony article. In recent years Michael’s legendary music has continued to grow in reputation with amazing sales taking place in his homeland,… Read more
100 hundred years ago this year Kelland’s father, Frank, a ship’s captain in the Royal Merchant Navy was risking life and limb transporting Australian soldiers to the frontline. A descendent from such a brave and strong man is destined to be of the same stock, strong in character, a leader, and defender of the vulnerable. Michael’s Dad was every bit that man. Kelland Hutchence who we remember with great affection embarked on his eternal journey on… Read more
This anniversary Michael is tinged with an overwhelming sadness of what has occurred in Paris, and the subsequent loss of so many innocent lives – a loss of innocence for the world. The beautiful City of Light is close to your heart – a city where you and Helena loved, laughed and generally enjoyed a carefree existence. You both gave your dear father and I the most memorable and exciting time of our lives when we… Read more
After months of re-designing and coding, Michael’s Memorial Website is finally ready to shine in a new light. With our heritage site dating back to 1998, there was much that needed changing in order for Michael’s site to take advantage of the latest Web technology. A real challenge was to transfer the nearly 16,000 messages from the old site to the new. We found a reliable solution with the Gwolle Guestbook. Some of the old content… Read more
Thank you all sincerely for remembering Michael on this special day, his 55th birthday, and for visiting Michael’s Official Memorial Site. We hope you also find time to honour Michael by leaving a short birthday greeting in his Guestbook. It is hard to imagine how Michael might have felt about turning 55. No doubt he would have wanted to spend it with family so we have decided to include a precious description of those early days… Read more
It’s November again and Jacaranda time when Sydney is bathed in a purple glow. A yearly reminder of that fateful November seventeen years ago when your father and I bathed in your happy glow whilst enjoying what would be our last dinner, indeed the last time we would see you in this life. The news of the following Saturday morning broke our hearts, as it did those close to your heart and the legion of fans… Read more
Wishing dear Tiger Lily a splendid 18th birthday today! Tiger has grown into a beautiful young woman with grace and poise. All your family and huge numbers of friends world wide, collective wish you dear Tiger a happy birthday! We also wish you every success, with great health and happiness in the year ahead.
Special birthday greetings today for dear Kelland Hutchence. The impact your life made on your son and many, many others, continues to reverberate around the world.