They released a self-titled debut album in 1980 which was a hit in Australia.
They reached the American audience through heavy video rotation on MTV and their album Michael Kelland John Hutchence was born on January 22, 1960, in Sydney, Australia.
Hutchence grew up listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, among others.
In high school, he met keyboardist and guitarist Andrew Farriss, and the two became friends and bandmates. Later on, Farriss brothers, Tim, a guitarist, and Jon, a drummer, joined the group along with Kirk Pengilly, who played guitar and saxophone, forming what was then called the Farriss Brothers.
Hutchence’s fingers were dark with nicotine stains and he had an old cigarette burn so deep that it exposed the bone, they said.
The officers said there were signs that Hutchence had been trying to find drugs before he died. ‘He was trying to get some cocaine but he did not get it so he was going through the bin,’ said Mr Gerondis.
Now, photographer and friend Richard Simpkins, 42, has released new photographs of the two together in a picture biography entitled Michael In Pictures, and revealed the star loved the petite blonde so much he sent faxes expressing his feelings.
The Eighties: INXS rocker Michael Hutchence dated former Neighbours star Kylie Minogue (right) for five years.
“Just prior to his death that week, what he told me was that he had a plan in place to basically split up with Paula ... That’s what he told me,” Pengilly revealed, adding that it was a long time ago and he didn’t like to dwell on it.
Paula Yates never recovered from the death of Michael Hutchence, and she died of a heroin overdose in 2000.
Bob Geldof took orphaned Tiger Lily into his home, so that she could be brought up with her sisters.
In an interview with Paula Yates - who he would later go on to have a relationship and child, Tiger Lily, with - Hutchence said their first date was at 7am in the morning when he stumbled out of a nightclub.
Following their beginnings as a suburban band to their mainstream breakthrough and Hutchence's romance with Minogue, the finale is set to look at the last years of INXS leading up to their frontman's death in 1997.