Help Fans of Michael Hutchence Give Him a Special 50th Birthday Gift

Written by on January 18, 2010

Fans of INXS and Michael Hutchence are campaigning to give the former frontman a special posthumous 50th birthday present on January 22nd: a #1 hit song.

The idea is to have as many people as possible download the song “Don’t Change” from Itunes by the end of the week. According to the campaign’s Facebook page, the dates fans are encouraged to purchase the song are as follows by country:

Organizers of the effort say that fans need to buy the studio version (from Shabooh Shoobah) and not the live version to bring “Don’t Change” to number one. The idea has gained a good deal of energy on the internet and Hutchence’s former INXS band mates are helping with the campaign through their own iwebsite and social networking presence.

The world lost Hutchence on November 22, 1997 when he committed suicide. He left behind a still-loyal fan base. Their sentiments are effectively mirrored by the Facebook group creators:

Since his death, his achievements and the memory of what he, with INXS, contributed to music WORLDWIDE (and music video) have been allowed to dwindle to being nothing more than a footnote. Each year the anniversary of his death in November (22nd) goes by barely acknowledged, and that is a shame.

While INXS continued on after the tragedy, Hutchence’s unique presence on stage and in videos sealed his position as the true face of the band.

Reader's opinions
  1. Sheila Kitchell   On   February 13, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Sorry I am late but had virus with my computer
    Glad you chose Dont change for Number 1
    That is my fav song so you can allways count my vote
    I will never get over loosing Michael as long as I love rock I am a Rock Grandma here
    Saw Michael and Inxs 2 times while I was living in NY
    Now I play Live Baby Live everyday as much as I can
    Have the DVD and Inxs on my Mp3 as well when I go to NY Inxs takes me all the way
    May Michael rest in Peace
    To all Inxs family and fans have a great weekend
    Would love to hear from anyone from Australia or England
    Cant wait to see them at the Olympics
    Dont change
    Tim and Jon are my Number 1 guys hope they choose Kirk or Bono for the frontman
    But if not for Andrew there would be no Inxs
    My daughter shares Garys Birthday as well
    though we are a little older
    Thanks to Kirk for the eye foundation just had my eye surgery too
    Love with Inxs
    Thank God for the music

  2. admin   On   February 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you for commenting, Sheila,

    I am sure Michael Hutchence appreciates your sentiments and kind words. His music will live on with all of us ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, the credit for the “Don’t Change” download campaign goes to three very big fans of his who put the Facebook page together (see the link on this post). They are now workign on a campaign for hutchence to have a star on teh Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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