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Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence
Minogue was his muse and Michael is said to have penned the tune 'Suicide Blonde' after she used the phrase to describe the colour of her dyed hair.

Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence

1989-1991

History lesson: In the deep dark past, before portable MP3 players, the Internet and cable TV, Kylie Minogue wasn't cool. In 1989, after two albums of corporate-driven pop, Kylie stood a good chance of being just another footnote in the world of flash-in-the-pan bubblegum music. In 1989, the gay community was not obliged to celebrate all aspects of her Kylieness, though obviously some members of the community chose to do so of their own free will. This was not the Kylie we know today.

Things began to change in 1990 with her album Rhythm of Love. With this, Kylie presented a more adult image, her new look helped by her brand spanking new relationship with INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence. Michael's wild ways were just the tonic needed to turn a cute, bubbly pop star into a more mature pop icon. Hutchence at one time listed his favourite hobby as "corrupting Kylie".

This change in Kylie's image saved her from the obscurity that plagued most of her Stock, Aiken and Waterman contemporaries. The lessons in rock stardom weren't all taught by Hutchence, though. Minogue was his muse and Michael is said to have penned the tune 'Suicide Blonde' after she used the phrase to describe the colour of her dyed hair. The couple split in 1991 after Michael began an affair with model Helena Christensen.

While Kylie has evolved into the cool multi-faceted, ever-evolving star we know today, Hutchence's story is far more tragic. The singer died, aged 37, in 1997. The official cause was listed as suicide, though some still believe his death was unintentional and accidental. Hutchence's ways ultimately proved to be self destructive but his wild streak did, in some small way, help shape and enhance a career. If only, as Kylie has shown, he'd used it in a positive fashion.

TomKate/Bragelina name: Mylie/Huchinouge



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My god I wish I had the fame and the money to date the wooman of my dreams, Kylie. Lukas

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