Michael Hutchence Biography
Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian musician singer-songwriter and actor. Hutchence was the co-founder of the band INXS. So the band sold over 75 million records worldwide and was allowed into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001.
Michael was the lead singer and lyricist of INXS from 1977 until his death.
Michael Hutchence Age
Hutchence was born in the year 1960 on 22nd January. So he died in 1997 and he was 37 years at that time of the year.
Michael Hutchence Height
Kelland’s body measurement height was the height of 5 feet 10 inches(178 cm) and the same as 1.79 meters tall.
Michael Hutchence Weight
He had a bodyweight of 70 kilograms
Early Life and Education
Hutchence’s father Kelland Frank Hutchence was a Sidney businessman and his mother Patricia Glassop was a make-up artist.
Kelland’s parents were sea captain Frank Hutchence and Mabs from England who settled in Sydney in 1922. However, Michael joined his half-sister and both were of Irish ancestry from their mother’s side.
Michael’s family moved to Brisbane because of his father’s interest in business and here his younger brother Rhett was born and later went to Hong Kong. During their early years in Hong Kong, both boys attended Beacon Hill School in Kowloon Tong.
While in Hong Kong Hutchence showed promise as a swimmer before breaking his arm badly. Later he began an interest in poetry. So Michael performed his first song in a local toy store commercial. Besides that Michael also went to King George V School during his early teens.
In 1972 family returned to Sidney, buying a house in Belrose near the Northern Beaches. Kelland attended Davidson High School, where he met and befriended Andrew Farriss. Andrew Farriss convinced Kelland to join his band Doctor Dolphin, alongside classmates Kent Kerny and Neil Sanders.
Later his parents separated for a short time in 1976 and he lived with his mother and half-sister Tina in California. However, Michael returned with his mother to Sidney.
Michael Hutchence Career
Micahel and the Farriss brothers, briefly performed as The Vegetables, singing “We Are the Vegetables”. Later after ten months, they returned to Sydney and recorded a set of demos.
In 1979 Farriss Brothers regularly supported hard rockers, hard rockers, and Midnight Oil on the pub rock circuit and were renamed INXS.
At the Oceanview Hotel in Toukley on 1 September they did their first performance under the new name INXS. Later Michael became the main spokesperson for the band and co-wrote almost all of INXS’s songs with Andrew Farriss.
Hutchence and INXS recorded their album The Swing in 1984 and after that in 1985 WEA released the Australian version of Decadence. It was a limited-edition cassette-only EP of six tracks including remixes from the album.
Hutchence provided vocals for the new wave band Beargarden’s 1985 single release. Later on 19 May, INXS won seven awards at the 1984 Countdown Music and Video Awards ceremony. It however included Best Songwriter’ for Hutchence and Andrew, and ‘Most Popular Male’ for Hutchence.
In 1987 October INXS released an album called Kick and it came with worldwide popularity. Therefore the album was number one in Australia.
In 1990, INXS released X, which spawned more international hits such as “Suicide Blonde” and “Disappear” and both were top ten in the US.
Michael Hutchence’s Net worth
Michael had a net well worth of $1 million dollars.
These are the names of his girlfriends
- Kylie Minogue
- Helena Christensen
- Hutchence Kylie
- Michèle Bennett
Paula Yates was a partner of Michael Hutchence from 1995 to 1997 when he died.
Michael Hutchence Children
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily is a daughter of Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates
Hutchence and INXS went on a world tour to support the April 1997 release of Elegantly Wasted. So the final 20th-anniversary tour was to occur in Australia in November and December. During the tour, Paula Yates planned to visit Michael but Bob Geldof had taken legal action to prevent the visit.
At the age of 37 on 1997, 22 November Kelland was found dead in Room 524 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney. He had committed suicide. According to the information given by his Partner, Paula Yates said that after telling Michael about the Geldof girls’ custody hearing is adjourned until 17 December. Michael was frightened that he could not see his daughter.
On 27 November 1997, Hutchence’s funeral was held at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney. The casket was carried out of the cathedral by members of INXS and by his younger brother, Rhett.
- Need you tonight
- Never tear us apart
- Suicide blonde
- New sensation
- By my side
- Don’t change
- Devil inside
- I send a message
And many others.