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Biographic - Sunday January 24, 2021 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Biographic - Sunday January 24, 2021 Comic Strip
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Michael Hutchence Had he not died in tragic circumstances in November 1997, Inxs rock star Michael Hutchence would have turned 61 years old this month. Inxs emerged from Australia's rough-and-ready pub circuit to become one of the world's biggest rock bands. Inxs consisted of Farriss brothers - keyboard player and main songwriter Andrew, guitarist Tim and drummer Jon. Guitarist and saxophonist Kirk Pengilly and bassist Gary Gary Beers, and was fronted by dynamic, charismatic vocalist Michael Hutence. Constant touring and a string of releases, saw the band grow in popularity, culminating in the 1987 multiplatinum album "Kick" which contained the hits "New Sensation" "Devil Inside" "Never Tear Us Apart" and the Billboard chart-topper "Need You Tonight" the album would prove to be the pinnacle of the band's success sales of subsequent releases wanted, with 1993's "Full Moon, Dirty Hearts" failing to dent the U.S. Top 50. A fractured skull sustained in 1992 left Hutchence without senses of smell or taste, and prone to bouts of depression and aggression. He fathered a child with British TV star Paula Yates, who shared his appetite for excesses of Rock & Roll. But their relationship was beset by her child custody battles with erstwhile husband Bob Geldof. In 1997, shortly after learning that a court order would prevent Yates from spending Christmas in Australia with their daughter and Yates' three other children, 37-year-old Hutchence took his own life in a Sydney Hotel room. Three years later Paula died of a Drug Overdose. Inxs soldiered on with various lead singers but announced that concerts in 2012 would be their last. With sales of more than 70 million albums worldwide, the band is one of the most successful Australian acts of all time,