Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Tennis Tuesday: Olivia Newton-John Edition

Before last week, I had never seen these photos of Olivia Newton-John, Helen Reddy (doing her best Ruth Buzzi!), Minnie Ripperton and Linda Ronstadt at the 1976 Eagles Rock 'n' Roll Tennis Festival. Now they seem like a gift from the tennis gods above.

“Then there was Ronstadt [pictured with my old Yamaha frame!], who looked like she was on foreign turf. She and partner Minnie Riperton lost dismally to Helen Reddy and Olivia Newton-John, as the referee admonished, ‘Girls, you don’t rotate, this isn’t volleyball.'"


Olivia had a love for the sport, which loved her back. Here are a few other moments of Dame Olivia holding court ...

Micky Dolenz, with Olivia, Keith Moon, and Mark Volman, remembers our girl

Read more HERE.

And who can forget when she sang "Magic" during the opening ceremony of the 2005 Australian Open men's final between Lleyton Hewitt and Marat Safin? I remember being so nervous for her -- like she was my mom or something! -- but of course she was magic. xo

1 comment:

Jinxy said...

Loved her. And lover her green Tretorns on the tennis court!