“FAREWELL AND DO NOT FORGET ME after I am gone. O men, I have deserved that you think of me, for in my life-time I have often thought of you to make you happy. May it ever be so!” – from the last Will and Testament of Ludwig Beethoven. How fitting it was that Australian rock icon, Billy Thorpe, should be the presenter of Michael’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” bestowed at the recent Australian Music Industry Awards…. Read more
It is four years this November 22nd since Michael Kelland Hutchence left us. Michael’s impact on the world has not diminished with evidence of a new generation of music lovers being captivated by his creative genius. Old and young alike drop by the Memorial Web Site daily and there is no waning in the number of greetings being left in the Guestbook. With soundtracks appearing in major feature films, remixes climbing up the dance charts in… Read more
Michael will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame We are honoured to announce that on Saturday, 13th October, 2001 in the Sydney Film Studios of Fox, Michael will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the Australian Live Music Awards. This follows only days after Michael and INXS being inducted into the ARIA’s Hall of Fame. This is fabulous news and we all can feel very proud of Michael’s recognition.
In a feature story in today’s Sunday Telegraph entitled “We’ll dedicate it to Michael”, INXS has announced it will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on Wednesday, 3rd October (the most prestigious award that can be bestowed on an Australian music artist). Band member, Tim Farriss said accepting the award will be tinged with sadness because of the absence of their front man, Michael Hutchence. “I would have loved for this to have happened… Read more
Michael’s Harley Davidson bike which was his pride and joy, is going to be offered as an item on the Chivas Regal Internet Auction under celebrity items the proceeds of which will go to underprivileged children’s charities. Tony Woodhall who now owns Mike’s bike (he was Michael’s security guard and close friend) is donating it and has put an auction price of $20,000.00 on it. We feel sure Michael would be very pleased while Tony Woodhall,… Read more
We sadly reflect and honour Paula Yates who tragically passed away at this time just one year ago. She is greatly missed and loved by her family and friends. We continue to pray for little Tiger Lilly that she may continue to evolve out of these trials as a radiant little girl.
May you have a wonderful day and may love, peace, harmony, beauty and happiness forever surround you! Your fathers love is something That no one can explain It was made of deep devotion And of sacrifice and pain It was endless and unselfish And enduring come what may Nothing will destroy it Nor can it ever take that love away His love forever patient and forgiving His love will never falter or fail you Even though… Read more
BBC CHOICE will air a 15 minute program called “Michael Hutchence’s Rock Shrine” on Thursday, February 22 from 19.45 – 20.00. This widescreen special follows family, friends and fans as they gather at the memorial in Sydney built by his father to remember his music and the tragedy that ended his life. The program will repeat at the following times: February 23 (01.00-01.15), February 24 (00.00 – 00.15, 19.45 – 20.00), and February 25 (01.40 –… Read more
Wherever you are, we always think of you. Thanks for your music, for your lyrics and for your love. We will make sure that you are remembered forever. As you may know, in 1997 INXS visited the OpenAir Festival in St Gall, Switzerland, on the Elegantly Wasted Tour. The interview Michael held during this festival initiated the work on my websites. I recently could meet the organizers of the festival. They searched their huge archive for… Read more
The Michael Hutchence Fan Club welcomes friends & fans “wherever you are” to come along and celebrate Michael’s Birthday as we all gather in unison again to celebrate Michael, but this time on a much happier note “celebrating his life, talent and music”. Place: Hard Rock Café (121-129 Crown Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney) Date: Saturday 20 January 2001, Time: 7.30pm So, do come along and bring your friends to share the love as we celebrate his talent… Read more
It is very gratifying for me to see so many of Michael’s fans paying respects to him throughout this year – the guest book entries are so meaningful and many touch my heart deeply. The memorial site has won five awards to date and this is of course truly gratifying and I want to thank Mario and Jacqui Ferrari and Dennis Patterson for all the work they have done to bring this site to the high… Read more
Memorial Gathering – 3 pm Saturday, 25th November 2000 Northern Suburbs, Memorial Gardens, North Ryde, Sydney It was truly a picture perfect day with the sun beaming down through the tall colourful trees which surround Michael’s memorial nestled in amongst the verdant grounds of this beautiful resting place. Family, close friends, and many fans gathered to pay their respects to our beloved Michael. Beautiful flowers adorned the memorial and one of the bunches of flowers which… Read more
“Sad” is a word to describe feelings of sorrow, grief for someone you have lost. It is a legitimate and important emotion. You can’t really feel loss unless you have loved first. If you want to avoid the “sad” emotion, then never love someone in the first place. The more we love someone, the more sorrow we feel if that person is taken from us. Michael was loved and admired by so many people… and today… Read more
On the third anniversary of the sad passing of Michael Hutchence, family, friends and fans will assemble at Michael’s memorial to pay homage to one of the greatest international rock musicians of our time. This year will sadly be a time of remembering Paula, Michael’s Love and Tiger’s treasured Mum. You are warmly invited to join us around Michael’s stone at 3:00 pm on Saturday 25th November. Located in the Memorial Gardens of the Northern Suburbs… Read more
Kelland and Susie Hutchence have expressed their deepest condolences following the tragic passing of Paula Yates, their beloved son’s partner, and mother to their beloved granddaughter, Tiger Lilly. “It is a very, very sad loss and compounds sorrow upon sorrow for all the family,” Kelland Hutchence has told close friends. “I know I will probably not sleep tonight”. The news became known to Kell at a particularly hard time, as he is recovering after several days… Read more