INXS reveals how they honor their manager Chris Murphy’s dying wish for the band

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INXS reveals how they honor their manager Chris Murphy’s dying wish for the band – after his death in January at the age of 66

INXS manager Chris Murphy died in January at the age of 66 after a brief battle with cancer.

And on Friday, INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly, 62, revealed how the band is honoring one of its last wishes for them.

INXS’s music is now available in Vidiyo app, which allows users to create their own music videos.

Last wishes: INXS manager Chris Murphy died in January at the age of 66 after a brief battle with cancer.  And Friday, band member Kirk Pengilly, 62, revealed how the band is honoring one of its last wishes for them.  Chris is pictured (second from the right) with INXS

Last wishes: INXS manager Chris Murphy died in January at the age of 66 after a brief battle with cancer. And Friday, band member Kirk Pengilly, 62, revealed how the band is honoring one of its last wishes for them. Chris is pictured (second from the right) with INXS

‘This was one of Chris Murphy’s visions before he died and hopefully it puts our music in front of a younger audience,’ Kirk told The Daily Telegraph.

He added: ‘Aside from Diana Ross, I think we are the second oldest performer there.

‘I don’t think we realized when New Sensation was recorded that 35 years later you’d still hear it on the radio and have it included in an app with the current pop stars, it’s pretty amazing.’

New Stage: INXS’s music is now available in Vidiyo app, which allows users to create their own music videos. “This was one of Chris Murphy’s visions before he died and hopefully it puts our music in front of a younger audience,” Kirk (pictured) told The Daily Telegraph.

Legendary music manager Chris Murph, who helped INXS achieve worldwide success, was surrounded by family when he died at home in Ballina, north NSW, in January.

“It is with great sadness that the remaining members of INXS mourn the death of our brother, Chris Murphy,” band members Tim, Jon and Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Beers said in a statement.

Without Chris’ vision, passion and hard work, the INXS story would be completely different. ‘

Star: The talented music manager Chris Murphy, pictured in 2017, helped INXS to worldwide fame.  Murphy died at home in Ballina in January, surrounded by family, after a battle with cancer

Star: The talented music manager Chris Murphy, pictured in 2017, helped INXS to worldwide fame.  Murphy died at home in Ballina in January, surrounded by family, after a battle with cancer

Star: The talented music manager Chris Murphy, pictured in 2017, helped INXS to worldwide fame. Murphy died at home in Ballina in January, surrounded by family, after a battle with cancer

During a career spanning 40 years, the talented manager made a huge impact on the global music and entertainment industry, as well as owning a record label and TV producer.

He pioneered a contract called the ‘door deal’ that provides more income for artists by guaranteeing them a percentage of coverage.

Murphy hired INXS as manager from 1979 to 1995, and again in the 2000s, leading the famous band to international stardom in their early breakthrough years.

Legends: Murphy hired INXS as manager from 1979 to 1995, and again in the 2000s, leading the famous band to international stardom in their early breakthrough years

Legends: Murphy hired INXS as manager from 1979 to 1995, and again in the 2000s, leading the famous band to international stardom in their early breakthrough years

Legends: Murphy hired INXS as manager from 1979 to 1995, and again in the 2000s, leading the famous band to international stardom in their early breakthrough years

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