Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates should have been a perfect couple – instead, they ruined each other

Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates in 1996
Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates in 1996 Credit: getty

Tonight, BBC Two airs a new film about Michael Hutchence三级成人视频 called Mystify. It’s quite an appropriate title - as well as being an INXS song - because when I think of him, I think, "Well, what was that all about?!"

Apparently the film is "a truly unique portrayal of Michael’s life and career, reminding us of the genius that he was" which will raise a few eyebrows from the sizeable contingent who consider him to have been an adequate Jim Morrison impersonator who died before his time in a hotel room. It’s hardly the stuff legends are made of.

However much you fancied him - and there’s no doubt that he was gorgeous - it’s hard to think of him up there in the Premier League of rock and roll heaven where...

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