Friday December 6, 2019

The Lost Boy: The life and legacy of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence

He was one of the world’s most loved pop stars – as much for his sexual charisma as his singing voice – but in the 1990s, it all fell apart. As a new documentary casts fresh light on the late INXS singer, Nadine O’Regan examines Michael Hutchence’s life and legacy

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
20th October, 2019
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‘I’m basically pretty shy. There’s a bullying mentality in England. It’s scary.”

Those are some of the last words spoken by Michael Hutchence in a new documentary about his life - and for many, it’s a version of the INXS frontman they may only barely recognise.

Hutchence was, after all, the artist the public had come to love in the 1980s for his confident on-stage...

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