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    No, the Sunset Marquis is a hotel. I seem to recall it had a rowdy reputation, but Olivia seemed fine with it. She was young and scared to be so far from home and one night she heard gunfire from outside.

    OT: I couldn't believe she didn't write about Andy Gibb and/or the Bee Gees. She only mentions John Denver in passing (they did a fine duet on "Fly Away").

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightMistBlue View Post
    I just finished reading Olivia Newton-John’s autobiography (in one sitting; sadly there’s not much content) and Glenn Frey gets a nice mention. When Olivia first moved to the U.S. circa 1972, she was living at the Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles. So was Glenn. They spent a pleasant afternoon together, talking mostly about their touring experiences. The next morning, he sent her a bouquet of roses with a card saying, “Welcome to America. Glenn Frey.” Sweet. She never saw him again, though they did share a manager many years later (not Irving).
    Thanks for sharing this NMB. Glenn was a sweetheart for sending her flowers. I wonder what he thought when she became big in country music then a mega-star thanks to Grease.

    The Sunset Marquis has a lot of history with rock musicians. If the walls could talk...lol.

    Thinking of you and hoping for the best. Stay strong Randy!

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    Cool! That was so sweet of Glenn! I'm kinda surprised there wasn't more to the story!
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    Yep - Glenn was kind and thoughtful even in his younger days. Olivia's story just validates similar stories told by others. Thanks for sharing, NMB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightMistBlue View Post
    No, the Sunset Marquis is a hotel. I seem to recall it had a rowdy reputation, but Olivia seemed fine with it. She was young and scared to be so far from home and one night she heard gunfire from outside.

    OT: I couldn't believe she didn't write about Andy Gibb and/or the Bee Gees. She only mentions John Denver in passing (they did a fine duet on "Fly Away").
    Thank You NMB ! That really was sweet of Glenn. Obviously, I have never heard of the place-lol ! I am surprised he was living at a hotel. I guess it was cheaper then renting an apartment. I know in those early Eagles days they made very little money.
    And so true - boy if those walls could talk.

    Kind of strange about her not discussing her relationship with Andy Gibb. He seemed like a sweet guy who was over whelmed with his celebrity status. And, his coke problem was through the roof. What years did Livi date him ? Kind of classy she did not spill the beans on all the people she dated. However, sure sounds like it made it a boring book.

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    Oh, she didn't date Andy, AFAIK; sorry if my post was misleading. They sang two wonderful duets together "I Can't Help It" and "Rest Your Love on Me Awhile" (written by Andy's brothers) and performed on tv specials together. They seemed to have a wonderful musical chemistry. Olivia recorded a fantastic version of the Bee Gees song "Come On Over" and Barry described her as a friend of the family.

    I'm just surprised she didn't discuss more of her musical endeavors. The book was focused more on her health issues (which are serious, not downplaying that at all).

    She was probably also being respectful of other people's privacy. She speaks movingly about her friendship with and admiration of Karen Carpenter but is careful not to over-share sensitive information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightMistBlue View Post
    I just finished reading Olivia Newton-John’s autobiography (in one sitting; sadly there’s not much content) and Glenn Frey gets a nice mention. When Olivia first moved to the U.S. circa 1972, she was living at the Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles. So was Glenn. They spent a pleasant afternoon together, talking mostly about their touring experiences. The next morning, he sent her a bouquet of roses with a card saying, “Welcome to America. Glenn Frey.” Sweet. She never saw him again, though they did share a manager many years later (not Irving).
    Oh, how lovely! Thank you for sharing this tidbit.

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