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.
We are delighted to honour Michael Hutchence with yet another world exclusive. Today is the twentieth anniversary of the initial recording of “Deliver Me”, completed on the first Freedom Day in South Africa when Nelson Mandela cast his first vote as a free man. Please take time to listen to our recent interview with Scott Perry, the original tracking engineer on the Miami “Deliver Me” session which was recorded on 27th April, 1994. We are continuing our… Read more
Today please join with us and celebrate Michael’s 54th birthday! And as family, friends and fans send greetings to his Guestbook from around the world, Michael and INXS are enjoying new success with their “Greatest Hits” album. This week it moved to number two in the Aria Australian Artists charts. What a wonderful tribute to Michael on his 54th birthday from the Australian public. Never forget Michael loved Australia. Michael was so immensely proud of his Australian… Read more
Michael realised in his short lifetime some of the most amazing achievements that any singer songwriter anywhere has ever achieved… During the lead up to this day on the history calendar, it has been encouraging to see all the music videos, photos and stories of Michael emerging across the world’s social media networks. Stories and sharing of his music and photos are travelling around the world, from Australia, U.S.A, South America, Japan and across to the… Read more
Michael’s birthday, as for everyone of course comes around seemingly more frequently each, particularly as a year becomes a much smaller fraction of our entire life. Today Michael turns 53! It is also the 15th anniversary of the night we celebrated his first birthday without him, on a yacht in Sydney Harbour. That night all his family and friends raised their glasses and proposed a toast to him. They honored his memory with many funny stories,… Read more
But so much has changed since Michael fronted INXS delivering this great anthem. …Resolution of happiness Things have been dark For too long… No one needs to be reminded of the significance of this day in the history of Australian and International popular music. It is an important commemorative day to honour Michael Kelland Hutchence, 15 years on from the sad moment a charismatic, energetic, lovable, amazingly gifted and preciously caring Australian musician departed this life…. Read more
Happy Birthday to our co-founder of Michaelhutchence.org, Kelland Hutchence whose birthday precedes his beloved granddaughter, Tiger by one day. We remember these summer days in Europe with much joy as it was a wonderful time of celebration for Michael and his family. To two souls who meant the world to Michael, we say happy birthday Kelland 21st July and Happy Birthday dear Tiger, 22nd July. We bring this greeting with all the love and best wishes… Read more
It is with deep shock and sorrow that we have learned of the sudden and tragic death today of celebrated music journalist Vince Lovegrove in a motor vehicle accident in Byron Bay, Australia. Vince Lovegrove became the last journalist to work officially with Michael on what was to become a controversial book following Michael’s untimely death. During those difficult months he collaborated very closely with Kell on an almost daily basis as he transcribed from Kell’s… Read more