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
Now as the years roll on Each time we hear our favorite song The memories come along Older times we’re missing Spending the hours reminiscing” Graham Goble Such will always be this day for those who knew and loved Michael. It is about fond memories of his music, of lyrics and melodies that bring back a flood of memories of people, places and things that are now indelibly part of our memory of Michael by association…. Read more
Each year we negotiate through the milestone days where our thoughts are captured more than any other day remembering the sad passing of family and friends. For many of us, one of those days is this day, December 12th. On this day 9 years ago after struggling with illness Kelland Hutchence, a very sweet soul, left this earth. Rest in peace dear Kelland, a husband, father, grandfather, and a dear friend to many. Ian Patterson for… Read more
Don’t turn the radio down or off when you hear him sing – turn it up loud… be happy that he gave us such great music and many meaningful lyrics…” Kelland Hutchence Michael Kelland Hutchence is a name that will endure for many years to come, due to the large legacy of unique music he left behind. Michael also lives on in the memories of the hundreds of thousands of lives who encountered Michael in the… Read more
With all the Wikileaks on the news, we have been sent a secrete tape from an unknown source so we are going to turn it upside down and give you Mikileaks to celebrate Michael’s Birthday! It is just a candid tape of Michael having great fun writing music. This is a world exclusive, but be warned there are a few explicits. We think it is a great way to remember Michael, just messing around and doing… Read more
Kelland Hutchence sadly departed this life on this day in 2002. We pay tribute to a wonderful man who was so endearing to those who had the privilege to be close to him. His sweet manner and infectious enthusiasm even in the face of tragedy and his own health struggles, will continue to inspire us. Michael’s Memorial site is as much a tribute to his love and devotion as a father, as it is to the… Read more
If we wind the clock back 13 years before that fateful Saturday morning on 22nd November, 1997, Michael Hutchence was 24 years of age and fronting one of the most exciting new rock groups in the world. It was the first year that Michael and INXS would achieve their first number one single for “Original Sin”. They were exploding onto the international arena as well as wooing them back home in Australia. January 1984 was the… Read more
We join with others in the popular music world and send our sincere condolences to James Freud’s family following his sudden death this week. He was a fellow Australian singer/writer, contemporary and friend to Michael. His struggles in life are well documented but they don’t diminish his precious individualism and statue as great Australian artist. This was acknowledge just days before his departure by his inductance into the ARIA Hall of Fame along with fellow Models… Read more
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Michael’s Mother, Patricia Glassop in Australia following an illness. Patricia was 84 years of age and had been a devoted fan of her world famous son. She leaves behind her daughter, Tina and son Rhett and her grandchildren, including Michael’s daughter, Tiger Lily. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.
Today is Friday, January 22, 2010. How would Michael have spent his 50th birthday? Michael may have been in the middle of a concert tour or a feature film, a music collaboration or a solo recording project. The 21st Century is yesterday, and Michael’s words and music have endured. Today the current Haiti earthquake tragedy would not have been far from Michael’s heart. He wrote with Jon Farriss about universal suffering back in ’89, somewhat prophetic in… Read more
Our thoughts are with Michael’s family today as we remember the beautiful spirit of Kelland Hutchence, husband, father, grandfather, and dear friend. Always thought of with much love and respect; his endearing character will not be forgotten; his generous caring spirit will always be appreciated; his sense of humour, warmth and friendliness along with the precious memories he made with us will always be cherished. God bless and eternally keep you in peace, dear Kell.