About Charlene Oliver

Charlene Oliver has often been defined by “The song with a life of it’s own”. I’ve Never Been To Me was first released in 1976. It was, by the standards of the day, ahead of it’s time. It reached #97 on the Billboard charts. When it was re-released in 1982 it climbed to #3 in the US and #1 in the UK where Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder dominated the chart with Ebony and Ivory.  By then Charlene had left Motown Records and was working in a sweet shop in England. The song was one of the biggest hits of that year. Nearly a decade later, it was featured as the opening song of the hit movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which garnered her a large LGBT following. Last year Jimmy Fallon chose  the song to perform on his hit TV show. Charlene performing Never Been To Me in 1982:http://youtu.be/SZgIk2b68gQClip from the movie, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert:http://youtu.be/suzwaW_SqtUJimmy Fallon singing Never Been To Me:http://youtu.be/ImnL3QopFa0

Charlene Oliver’s Books

Orphan Train

World War II has ravished aspiring artist Christina Nava’s world. It threatens to take everything…her family, her one true love, her home, her dreams and even her life. Follow her on a quest for Love, Hope & Freedom. Charlene Oliver’s telling of the teenage Christina Nava is a story filled with the gut-wrenching horrors that… [Read More]

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