George Michael

Author: Emily Herbert
Publisher: Lesser Gods
ISBN: 1944713263
Size: 13.91 MB
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George Michael's songs and style made him an icon of the '90s. A moving look back at this remarkable artist.

George Michael The Life 1963 2016

Author: Emily Herbert
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786064714
Size: 18.68 MB
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'I WENT THROUGH A LONG PERIOD WHERE I WAS AFRAID OF DOING THINGS I WANTED TO DO, AND YOU GET YOUR COURAGE BACK, WHICH IS WHAT'S IMPORTANT' – GEORGE MICHAEL Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, George Michael was raised in a family of Greek Cypriot immigrants in North London, and dreamed of stardom when he was a little boy. At just twelve years old he met Andrew Ridgeley and the two of them went on to achieve stunning success in the early 1980s with Wham!, creating music that remains popular to this day. Yet despite the enormous success of Wham!, George wanted more, and so set about recreating himself as a serious solo artist, reaching heights of even greater success. Ironically, however, even from the early days he was plagued with insecurity about his sexuality, which, combined with the calamity of losing his first lover to AIDS and his mother to cancer, plunged him into a lifelong struggle with drug addiction. He died, at the tragically early age of just fifty three, on Christmas Day 2016. George Michael's life and career brought him international fame, and his sudden and unexpected death shocked the world. His unrivalled popularity as an artist, however, and the music he made, have turned him into one of the immortal greats of pop music. As Emily Herbert shows in this new biography, his legacy is not just his music, but his many extraordinary, and often anonymous, acts of charity.

George Michael

Author: Rob Jovanovic
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349411248
Size: 16.41 MB
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George Michael is an enigma. While he is one of the most open and vocal pop superstars on the planet, he also fiercely protective of his privacy. From the formation of Wham! In 1981 he immediately found fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams. His music formed the soundtrack to the 1980s and he achieved all of this despite growing up in a dysfunctional family where his father openly proclaimed that George had no talent. Wham! split in 1986 but Michael went on to greater things as a solo artist. Along the way he has been embroiled in several controversies, but in refreshing contrast to other superstars, he has been happy to address his issues head-on in the media. Rob Jovanovic's biography tackles all the issues that formed George Michael and his place as a cultural icon. It also, for the first time, analyses Michael's musical output and groundbreaking videos.

Careless Whispers The Life Career Of George Michael

Author: Robert Steele
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781783239689
Size: 14.23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The unexpected death of George Michael on Christmas Day, 2016 brought to a close the life of one of the UK’s most loved pop icons. Careless Whispers is the gripping story of this musical legend – A record-shattering singer, songwriter and producer whose 30-year career saw him become one of the best-selling artists of all time. Revised and updated to encompass his final few years and the outpouring of love in his wake, this celebratory Omnibus Enhanced edition also includes a Digital Timeline of George Michael’s career, packed with live performances, music videos, interviews and more. This revealing biography digs deep into George Michael’s career, from the formation of Wham! to his success as a solo artist and, eventually, the final projects before his tragic passing. Within this larger-than-life tale, Robert Steele also explores his closely-guarded private life, including the death of his partner in 1993, the drug and sex scandals that sent him to prison in 2010 and the circumstances surrounding his death, as well as details of his astonishing philanthropy which were never revealed during his lifetime. Careless Whispers is an essential and inspiring read of a true musical icon like no other.

People George Michael

Author: The Editors of People
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 9781683308218
Size: 18.68 MB
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With glorious, rarely seen photos and new interviews with Aretha Franklin, Cindy Crawford, Melissa Etheridge and remembrances from many other famous friends, this People commemorative edition celebrates the unparalleled life and career of George Michael (1963-2016). From his early years as a teen songwriter with Wham! to his incredible solo success with hits like “Faith” and “Freedom '90.” A must for fans!

Freedom

Author: David Nolan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1780979797
Size: 13.89 MB
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When the announcement of George Michael's death circulated on Christmas Day in 2016 it was greeted with an air of disbelief: the singer/songwriter and producer was only 53. But it was true, and the world mourned the passing of a hugely talented artist with a beautiful, soulful voice. Michael was a pop star with a social conscience who did a lot of work for charity and to further the cause of sexual rights and education. Michael shot to fame as part of the ultimate 80s pop duo Wham! and remained in the spotlight - for better and worse - until the end of 2016. Wham! split but Michael enjoyed a hugely successful solo career, working with some of the biggest names in music. He was sometimes controversial, and he fell foul of the law on a number of occasions, but he will be remembered for ever for his music and charitable work. His most famous songs were with Wham! and as a solo artist, and he collaborated with such musical royalty as Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Band Aid, Queen, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney and Beyonc� - and more.