Olivia Newton-JohnApril 21, 2008 Tim WorstallCelebrities10 CommentsEh? Grandpappy was a Nobel winner? Newton-John\’s mother was the eldest child of Max Born, a German Nobel prize-winning physicist WTF? previousThat Banking DealnextChris Langham 10 thoughts on “Olivia Newton-John” RobtE April 21, 2008 at 6:43 pm But of course. She paid tribute to him in her 1981 hit, “Let’s get physics-al, physics-al. I wanna get physics-al.” dearieme April 21, 2008 at 6:56 pm And a proper Nobel at that. None of your mimsy Peace or Literature rubbish, or the bogus Economics prize. RobtE April 21, 2008 at 8:25 pm But of course. She even sang a tribute to him. Don’t you remember her 1981 hit, “Let’s get physics-al, physics-al. I wanna get physics-al”? David Gillies April 21, 2008 at 8:30 pm And her father worked at Bletchley Park and was the guy who took Rudolf Hess into custody. David Gillies April 21, 2008 at 8:34 pm Oh, and to make everyone feel really old, she turns 60 this year. RobtE April 21, 2008 at 9:46 pm But of course. Do you not remember the 1981 tribute she sang to her grandfather? “Let’s get physics-al, physics-al. I wanna get physics-al.” Effing and Blinding April 21, 2008 at 10:29 pm I recall reading that when she was living in Cambridge as a small child, Einstein was a regular visitor to the house. An unlikely meeting of 2 celebrities at different ends of their lives… TimT April 22, 2008 at 8:52 am Not many people know this, but her parents had originally meant her name to be Olivia Neutron John. David Brand April 22, 2008 at 3:47 pm surely “Olivia Neutron Bomb” gene berman April 22, 2008 at 11:12 pm Is that David of Brandex? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.