Olivia Newton-John was born in England and grew up in Australia, where she joined a short-lived girl band and began performing on local television and radio shows. She sang in various musical groups throughout Australia and England in the 1960s and 70s, and released her first solo album in 1971. Her work didn't take off in the States until the mid-1970s, and in 1978 she achieved widespread success after co-starring with John Travolta in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease. She released several more solo albums, and by the early 1990s she had planned a tour to revive her singing career; however, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and required to cancel all publicity for her hits collection, including the tour. The disease gave her a new direction in life; as a breast cancer survivor (or cancer thriver, as she prefers to say), Olivia is raising funds for The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in Melbourne, Australia. She has continued producing albums chronicling her journey, and her interest in health and humanitarian issues has grown since her diagnosis. The royalties from the sale of this book will go to her Cancer and Wellness Center.