George Michael

“I've lost”: Benjamin Njoku, “Ex-Wham Singer George Michael Dies at 53,” Vanguard, Dec. 27, 2016. “non-suspicious”: John Herring, “George Michael Death Not Being Investigated by Major Crimes Unit, Say Police,” Newburytoday, Jan.

Author: James Gavin

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1647006732

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The definitive biography of George Michael, offering an expansive look at the troubled life of the legendary singer, songwriter, and pop superstar George Michael was an extravagantly gifted, openhearted soul singer whose work was both pained and smolderingly erotic. He was a songwriter of true craft and substance, and his music swept the world, starting in the mid-1980s. His fabricated image—that of a hypermacho sex god—loomed large in the pop culture of his day. It also hid—for a time—the secret he fought against revealing: Michael was gay. Soon his obsession with fame would start to backfire. As one of the industry’s most privileged yet tortured men began to self-destruct, the press showed little sympathy. George Michael: A Life explores the compelling story of a superstar whose struggles, as well as his songs, continue to touch fans all over the world. Acclaimed music biographer James Gavin traces Michael’s metamorphosis from the shy and awkward Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou into the swaggering, dominant half of the leading British pop duo of the 1980s Wham!; he then details Michael’s sensational solo career and its subsequent unraveling. With deep analysis of the creative process behind Michael’s albums, tours, and music videos, as well as interviews with hundreds of his friends and colleagues, George Michael: A Life is a probing, definitive portrait of a pop legend.

George Michael s Faith

3 Jon Bowermaster, 'Michael Unmasked', Chicago Tribune, 4 September 1988. 4 Stephen Holden, 'RECORDINGS: George Michael on Fame and “Freedom” ', New York Times, 16 September 1990. 5 'Personal File: Boy George', Smash Hits, ...

Author: Matthew Horton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501377981

Category: Music

Page: 152

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On Saturday, June 28, 1986, George Michael picked up his tasseled leather jacket, walked out of London's Wembley Stadium and cheerfully tore up five years of glittering pop history. He'd just disposed of Wham!, the band he'd formed with school friend Andrew Ridgeley when they were teenagers, and now, at 23, he knew he was all grown up. He just needed to convince everyone else. Faith is what happens when you've outstripped your dreams, your peers, your friends and your fans, and no one's caught up yet. It's about pouring all of that confusion, insecurity and sizzling ambition into music that comes out confused, insecure and ambitious – and then selling 25 million copies of it. George Michael was always preparing for this and, in the process, he set a template for all disaffected singers making that move. This book examines that model and the themes that went into Faith – from engaging in politics to crossing over to a Black audience and writing classic pop songs to endure – and speaks to the surviving key players to tell the story of how it was made.

George Michael

... The Advocate, 30 April 2000 Jon Wilde, GQ, December 1998 Websites General music articles Associated Press, Billboard, City Lights, Los Angeles Times, Mojo, New York Times, Select, Sounds, Vox, ...

Author: Rob Jovanovic

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349411247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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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.

PEOPLE George Michael

@GEORGEMICHAEL #RIP —SIR ELTON JOHN GEORGE ON GEORGE Tweeted Boy George: “I am thinking of George Michael's family, friends and fans right now. He was so loved and I hope he knew it because the sadness today is beyond words.

Author: The Editors of PEOPLE

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 1683308212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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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!

George Michael The Life 1963 2016

@GeorgeMichael #RIP.' Equally poignant was a posting from George's Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley, with whom he'd found fame all those many years ago. 'Heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend Yog [George's nickname].

Author: Emily Herbert

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1786064715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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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.

Careless Whispers The Life Career of George Michael

In the period following the accident, next to nothing was heard from George Michael. Although, as we will see, it's unlikely that the hard partying ever truly stopped, there was also a total absence of any new music, at least as far as ...

Author: Robert Steele

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783239689

Category: Music

Page: 376

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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.


Parker also rejected Michael's charge that Sony had "conducted its affairs in relation to the 1988 agreement in a way which had ... "I am satisfied . . . that there is no substance in George Michael's claim of unfair conduct by Sony, ...





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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

The Queen Chronology 2nd Edition

... the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert)” George Michael And Queen “Somebody To Love (Live at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert)” George Michael And Queen “Killer/Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Live) (PM Dawn Remix)” George Michael “These ...

Author: Patrick Lemieux


ISBN: 1926462106


Page: 268

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REVISED & EXPANDED 2ND EDITION The Queen Chronology is a comprehensive account of the studio and live recording and release history of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, who joined forces in 1971 as the classic line-up of the rock band Queen. Years of extensive research have gone into the creation of the Chronology, which covers the very beginnings of band members? careers, their earliest songwriting efforts and recording sessions, through the recording and releasing of Queen's 15 original studio albums with their classic line-up, to the present-day solo careers of Brian May and Roger Taylor. All of this information is presented date by date in chronological order, with detailed descriptions of each song version, including those both released and known to be unreleased. Every Queen and solo album, single, non-album track, edit, remix and extended version is examined, as are known demos or outtakes, pre-Queen recordings and guest appearances.

American Heroes in a Media Age

0000014 Theorizing Postmodern Stars : George Michael and Madonna Florence Rogers San Diego State University Michael Real San Diego State University O MTV is postmodern television , so assert Rogers and Real . It is where we find the new ...

Author: Susan J. Drucker

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 9781881303190

Category: History

Page: 342

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This volume explores the relationship of hero to celebrity and the changing role of the hero in American culture. It establishes that the nature of hero and its function in society is a communication phenomenon, which has been and is being altered by the rapid advance of electronic media.

ScripTipps Arrested Development

Michael wakes in his home with his son, GEORGE MICHAEL. In a seriesof brief scenes, Michael learns that Gob,Lucille, and Lindsay have all been using company funds for personal use. He alsolearns that Lindsay has beenin town for weeks ...

Author: Angela Jorgensen

Publisher: elfpublished books


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 62

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Created by Mitchell Hurwitz for executive producer Ron Howard, the metatextual single-camera Fox sitcom ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT won five Emmys in its first season, including one for its 2003 pilot script. If you're trying your hand at a smart, half-hour original sitcom pilot, this is the perfect show to study first. While introducing the mockumentary style sitcom to American audiences that would later become popular with "The Office," "Modern Family," and "Parks and Recreation," "Arrested Development" followed a traditional sitcom structure of a cold open, two acts, and a tag. Analyzing the debut episode, ScripTipps examines how the series deftly ties together multiple subplots and season-long arcs amidst conflict in perpetually varying but ultimately cyclical permutations that had fans successfully demand the show’s return eight years after it was canceled. ABOUT SCRIPTIPPS ScripTipps helps aspiring screenwriters learn the craft of screenwriting through in-depth analyses of select screenplays that exhibit excellence in story structure, character development, and scene construction. Each ScripTipps ebook analyzes one movie (or television episode) and its story and screenplay in full, scene by scene, from beginning to middle to end, gleaning useful and practical screenwriting tips along the way. NOTE: This ebook does NOT include the actual screenplay being discussed. ALSO AVAILABLE: ScripTipps: Bridesmaids ScripTipps: Carrie (1976) ScripTipps: The Descendants ScripTipps: The Fault in Our Stars ScripTipps: The Hangover ScripTipps: Sleepy Hollow ScripTipps: Star Trek (2009) ScripTipps: Superman & Superman II ScripTipps: Waitress COMING SOON: ScripTipps: Breaking Bad ScripTipps: Community