GEORGE MICHAEL: The Biography 1963-2016


GEORGE MICHAEL: The Biography 1963-2016

ROB JOVANOVIC    Book Number: 87804    Product format: Paperback

'I've always been pretty self-analytical and my songs have always been like that. But then I am probably a lot of things I wouldn't have been had I not become famous.' - George Michael. From the formation of Wham! to his untimely death, here is the newly updated biography of George Michael, the enigma. He was one of the most open and vocal popstars on the planet, yet also fiercely protective of his privacy. From the formation of Wham! in 1981, George Michael immediately found fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams. His music formed the soundtrack to the 1980s, and when he split from his old friend Andrew Ridgley in 1986, George went on to even greater things as a solo artist. Along the way he was embroiled in several controversies but he was always happy to address his issues head on in the media. In the last decade he returned to touring with the massively successful 25 Live Tour and the critically acclaimed Symphonica after a serious health scare and a stint in prison. It was only after his death in December 2016 that stories of the full extent of his generosity came to light. The index alone is a gallery of musical talent. Here is the media interest, school and family, AIDS, and the effect of such timeless songs as Careless Whisper, Club Tropicana, Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, Everything She Wants, Freedom, I'm Your Man, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go and Last Christmas. The list goes on and on. Backing singers Pepsi and Shirlie Holliman underwent several costume changes through the show, appearing for Bad Boys in oversized wigs. 'The whole day was just sparkling' recalled Shirlie. Ronald Macdonald, who was actually Elton John in fancy dress costume, appeared at a grand piano and stayed around to perform Candle in the Wind with George Michael. A spectacular biography of a spectacular, if short, pop life. 273pp, paperback, eight pages of photos.
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ISBN 9780349417325
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