He died at only 37 but his fans are legion. INXS singer/songwriter Michael Hutchence fronted a band that was the biggest in the world. Huge through the 1980s across the globe, INXS broke the mould by merging dance and rock with a sexy, infectious romanticism.
Michael's big sister Tina Hutchence has teamed up with rock writer Jen Jewel Brown to create a book blazing with love and adventure.
Tina adored Michael from the start. From a twelve-year-old holding him newborn in her arms to being his teenage nanny on the fringe of wild bushland in Sydney's north, she remained his trusted confidant until his sudden death at 37.
After the family relocated when he was four, the 1967 Hong Kong riots made a big impression on the growing schoolboy, kick-starting a politicisation which would result in the peace sign becoming his iconic pose.
By the time he was twenty, Michael had lived in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Hong Kong and Los Angeles in at least seventeen different homes.
From faltering teenager with a lisp to raging rock star, Tina's close-range, detailed telling of her brother's story takes in the acquired brain injury that changed everything; the risky schemes that saw him named in the Paradise Papers expose of 2017; his secret philanthropy in support of East Timor and his bliss at the birth of his only child, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.
A cry from the heart celebrating the 'lost boy of INXS', Michael Hutchence, this intimate biography shares the incredible, rollercoaster life of Australia's most enduring superstar.
- Publication Date:
- 26 / 09 / 2018
- 153 x 234mm