Kylie performs ‘Locomotion’ at The Royal Bicentennial Concert

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Kylie performs ‘Locomotion’ at The Royal Bicentennial Concert
NFSA ID:
655608
Year:
1988
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Wild applause accompanies Kylie Minogue’s entrance on a pink convertible at the Royal Bicentennial Concert.  

Seeing as her cover of ‘Locomotion’ was the highest selling Australian single of the 1980s (according to the Australian Music Report), it is a perfect choice for the concert.

It is an engaging performance, notable for the very 1980s neon colours, hair and costumes. The multi-camera shoot covers the action well.

Even this early in her singing career Kylie’s magnetic presence on stage is evident, despite it being obvious that she is miming the song.

It is remarkable to look at how much her live performances have transformed when comparing this clip to her singing at the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in 2000 or at the Apollo Theatre in 2003.

The song, originally called ‘The Loco-Motion’, was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and has been a hit for many artists, dating back to 1962.