Go back to Rydell High with this People special issue celebrating Grease's 40th anniversary.

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Grease turns 40 this summer and we’re celebrating with PEOPLE’s Grease! 40th anniversary special edition.

People spoke with the whole Rydell High gang: stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, director Randal Kleiser, and your favorite T-Birds and Pink Ladies.

Before shooting the 1978 movie, Travolta was a 24-year-old TV heartthrob on Welcome Back, Kotter, while Newton-John was a huge music star, with a string of Top 10 hits.

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“They were desperately looking for a Sandy,” he says. “I said, ‘There is only one person that should play this role and it’s Olivia Newton-John…She’s every guy’s dream.’”

Forty years later, the pair are still good friends.

“We text!” says Newton-John of their bond. “We did something life-changing, making that film. I feel grateful to have worked with him.”

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The 96-page special edition is filled with pictures from the making of this favorite summer movie, including Didi Conn’s exclusively shared personal photos from Grease and Grease 2 (she was Frenchy in both).

People talks to the cast of the original Broadway hit that inspired the film: Barry Bostwick was Danny (Jeff Conaway, who later played Kenickie, was his understudy) and a then-unknown Travolta joined the cast as Doody. As remembered by Grease co-author Jim Jacobs, Travolta told him, “All Doodys dream of becoming Dannys someday.”

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Also learn the inside story of the soundtrack: Barry Gibb and Frankie Valli talk about creating the memorable theme song, how Newton-John got the Oscar-nominated “Hopelessly Devoted to You” added to the film, and we explain every single celebrity name that Rizzo drops in “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee.”

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Grease changed people’s lives emotionally,” says Travolta. “It inspired people to become performers, it marked people falling in love—I know it by the letters I get and encounters I have.”

People’s new Grease special edition, filled with on-set secrets, cast interviews and more from Travolta and Newton-John, is available now on Amazon and wherever magazines are sold.