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Olivia Newton-John Receives Tribute From Coldplay’s Chris Martin & Natalie Imbruglia With ‘Summer Nights’ Cover


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A tribute fit for a queen.

During Coldplay’s concert on Tuesday night at Wembley Stadium in London, singer Natalie Imbruglia joined frontman Chris Martin on stage, where they performed the song ‘Summer Nights’ from the iconic 1978 film ‘Grease’. in tribute to film-star, Olivia Newton-John. The beloved Australian actress and musician died on August 8 at the age of 73 after a 30-year battle with breast cancer.

While Imbruglia played Newton-John as the movie character Sandy, Martin sang his part of the song as “Grease” co-star Danny character John Travolta. The two were joined by Grammy-winning musician Jacob Collier, who provided piano and backup vocals during the song’s chorus.

In the clip shared on social media, the band are seen performing in the middle of Wembley Stadium, while the audience – which can hold up to 90,000 people – surrounds the musicians.

Chris Martin paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John by performing “Summer Nights” on stage with Natalie Imbruglia during Coldplay’s concert at Wembley Stadium in London on Tuesday.
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The four-minute performance – part of the British band’s current “Music of the Sphere” world tour – drew applause and cheers from the audience as the cover ended.

“Summer Nights” was written for “Grease” and released in the summer of 1978 as the fourth single from the movie from the soundtrack. The song became a huge worldwide hit.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta originally sang "summer nights" in the 1978 musical "Fat." The tune became a huge worldwide hit.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta originally sang “Summer Nights” in the 1978 musical “Grease.” The tune became a huge worldwide hit.
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Newton-John died peacefully at her home in Southern California earlier this month. She was known for her starring role alongside Travolta in the classic film, as well as her solo hit songs including “Physical” and “I Honestly Love You.”

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Following news of Newton-John's passing, Travolta took to Instagram to pay tribute, calling his impact on the world "unbelievable."

Following news of Newton-John’s passing, Travolta took to Instagram to pay tribute to him, calling his impact on the world “incredible.”
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Following her passing, Travolta shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram to her former “Grease” co-star: “My dearest Olivia, you have made all of our lives so much better. Your impact has been incredible. I love you so much. We’ll see you on the road and we’ll all be together again. Yours as soon as I saw you and forever. Your Danny, your John!”


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