Happy ‘Golden’ Birthday Kylie Minogue!

50 years of everyone’s favourite Pop Princess as she celebrates her “Golden” birthday!

Let’s celebrate good times, c’mon!

Written and compiled by Christopher Smith

Yes it’s true, Kylie Minogue IS ‘golden’ today as she turns 50. To celebrate this, we’ve compiled 50…YES 50 interviews with Kylie from down the years, charting her rise to fame and the highs and lows of being The Princess of Pop.

Simply click on the play the video playlist below for our K50 video playlist, use the arrows to browse your way through a history of Kylie interviews from 1988 to 2018.

How television has changed over the course of thirty years too! Some old favourites are included here. It would be great to hear your memories of these interviews and indeed the programme’s themselves, all now consigned to TV history…

1. Her first UK interview from January 1988 was on TVAM

2. Here’s Kylie talking to Andy Crane (remember him!) in July of 1988

3. Kylie and Dannii made their UK debut together on Going Live! in 1988

4. Also in July 1988, Kylie appeared on the late Terry Wogan’s primetime chat show

5. Kylie and Jason promoted “Especially For You” with Des O’Connor in December 1988

6. Kylie was back with ‘Tel’ in July 1989 to promote “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”

7. A very different looking Kylie promoted “Better The Devil You Know” on Going Live! In April 1990, its debut ‘airing’

8. …and with Gloria Hunniford to ‘plug’ “Step Back In Time” that October

9. She was back on Going Live! in 1991 to promote the “Let’s Get To It” tour

10. It was a classy, grown up Kylie that appeared with Jonathan Ross in 1992

11. And here she is discussing her “Greatest Hits” with Andi Peters also in 1992

12. She left PWL that year and joined hip, happenin’ dance label deconstruction, after spending 15 months writing and recording, she returned in 1994. Here she is talking to CBBC about it.

13. She also promoted her new album on music magazine The Ozone

14. Kylie performed on Friday night show Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush with Chris Evans in December 1994

15. Once again, it was a very different looking Kylie with Clive James in 1995

16. And she promoted “Where Is The Feeling?” on Steve Wright’s Saturday evening show that Summer

17. Here’s Kylie speaking to Chris on TFI Friday in 1996

18. …and she came back in 1997 to promote “Some Kind Of Bliss”

19. Here’s Kylie on The Ozone again to promote “Some Kind Of Bliss”

20. She sat with Graham Norton in 1998 to promote “Breathe”

21. …and was back with Chris Evans on TFI Friday in 1999

22. The newly reinvigorated Kylie was back and relaunching herself on CD:UK in June 2000

23. She also appeared on Jools Holland’s show that year too

24. …and was back on TFI Friday with Chris Evans as well!

25. And another appearance on teen music magazine The Ozone

26. That Christmas she was a guest on Frank Skinner’s show

27. “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” was the biggest thing in the world in 2001, Kylie promoted it on CD:UK

28. A Top Of The Pops interview from the same year

29. Kylie talks about her first UK performance on Top Of The Pops

30. Kylie talks to legendary chat show host Michael Parkinson in 2001

31. Kylie was back with Jonathan Ross on his Friday night show in 2002

32. …and was promoting “In Your Eyes” on T4 Popworld in February 2002

33. She was also promoting the single on GMTV

34. This is a hilarious interview from 2003 with ‘little Ant and Dec’!

35. She was back with Parky in 2004 to talk about “Ultimate Kylie”

36. And she was doing the same with Des and Mel on their daytime show

37. Kylie gave a backstage interview in early 2005 to coincide with the Showgirl tour

38. She returned in 2007 with the emotional Showgirl Homecoming tour and the film ‘White Diamond’ that was released

39. Kylie was up for Best International Female at the 2008 Brit Awards and here she is backstage

40. And she was present at the 2009 ceremony too, she speaks backstage

41. Kylie’s massive album “Aphrodite” was released in 2010, and here she speaks on This Morning

42. She also promoted “Aphrodite” on GMTV

43. Kylie’s career was put on hold in 2005 as she was treated for breast cancer. Here she talks to Jonathan Ross in 2010 about her experience

44. Kylie performed at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, here she is talking at the show about it

45. In March 2014, Kylie was promoting her latest studio album “Kiss Me Once”

46. She also gave an interview to Sky News about it too

47. She returned to This Morning in November 2015 to introduce her Christmas album

48. Here’s Kylie being interviewed in France in 2016, looking back over her amazing career

49. In 2017 Kylie and former Neighbours co-star Guy Pearce talked on Australian TV about their film ‘Swinging Safari’

50. Kylie celebrates the release of “Golden” on The One Show in April 2018

We hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane, and remember, we would love to hear your comments, memories or maybe just a few words about Kylie on this very special day.

Lets all raise our glasses and wish a very happy birthday to Kylie today 🥂

We ❤ you Kylie x

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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