Pepsi and Shirlie It s All in Black and White

An uplifting and heart-warming tale of the 80s and pop stardom from the hit makers of the time.

Author: Pepsi Demacque-Crockett

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing

ISBN: 9781787399013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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We have been inspired now to put our memories on the page after many years of requests, reminiscing of our time in the stoplight, on and off the stage. And shining a light on our friendship which has endured over 35 years filled with love, laughter and loss. The 80s - a time of glitter, big hair and pop music. One duo lit up our lives as members of Wham! before finding their voice as Pepsi and Shirlie in their own right. Best known for hits such as Heartache and Goodbye Stranger, we get to hear their side of the story for the first time ever. From the day that they first met at Finsbury Park tube station, as Shirlie drove to rehearsals, they struck up an immediate friendship. Though they grew up in different parts of London, their lives bore many similarities. Both raised in big working-class families, both dreamt of bigger things, and both were united in their love for music. Their remarkable friendship has withstood the test of time, fame and distance. From the highs of touring with Wham!, parting ways, going it alone as the pop duo we came to know and love and everything else after. This is a story of love, heartbreak, determination, and above all the unbreakable bond of friendship.

Pepsi Shirlie It s All in Black and White

It was an instant like at first sight. We were on our way to a Wham! rehearsal. Pepsi was the new girl in the band and over a car stereo, a cassette tape and that journey to Bushey we bonded.

Author: Pepsi Demacque-Crockett

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group

ISBN: 1787399699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

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London. Wham! Pop, glitz and glamour. And two girls with stars in their eyes. Our friendship began one windy day in 1982, outside Finsbury Park tube. It was an instant like at first sight. We were on our way to a Wham! rehearsal. Pepsi was the new girl in the band and over a car stereo, a cassette tape and that journey to Bushey we bonded. We had no idea that we were on the first of many journeys together and that soon we'd be travelling all over Europe, Australia, America, China and Japan. Or that no matter where we went, together, we'd find a way to make every exotic destination feel like home. We'd both been teenagers during the seventies – a dreary and difficult decade, especially if you were young in London and you didn't have much money. So, in 1982, anything was possible for us – a pair of twentysomethings who hadn't been to university, who didn't have any money, who dreamt of singing and dancing, but ultimately lived for fun. Everything felt new and life was a question mark. We had no idea what was lying ahead, but we wanted to say yes. What we didn't know was that we were saying yes to a lifetime of connection that has endured whatever we've done, wherever we've been. From the side of the stage to its centre – we have many stories to tell. And it's all here, it's all in black and white.

Wham George Me

I stepped down towards the catwalk, our backing singers Helen 'Pepsi' DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman alongside me. ... The screaming girls, the autograph-hunters and the paparazzi: all of it was hyper-real and strange.

Author: Andrew Ridgeley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241385830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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It's that time of year again . . . Turn up 'Last Christmas', get the mince pies out and head back to the 80s in the remarkably honest and fascinating autobiography from one half of the world's greatest pop duo THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'I couldn't put it down. Such a fantastic book' Chris Evans, Virgin Radio ________ School mates. Band mates. Soul mates . . . When Andrew Ridgley took George Michael, the new boy at school, under his wing, he discovered a soul mate. In Wham! George and Me, Andrew tells the story of how they rode a rollercoaster of success around the world while making iconic records and surviving superstardom with their friendship intact. It is a memoir of love, music, the flamboyant 1980s and living in a pop hurricane. No one else can ever tell their story - because no one else was there . . . For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley tells the inside story of Wham!, his life-long friendship with George Michael and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early eighties. ________ 'A joyous celebration of the Wham! years. For anyone who was a teenager in the early 1980s, it will take you on a nostalgia trip. It's an honest but affectionate account of a remarkable duo who remained true to their origins and their friendship throughout it all' Daily Express 'As infectious as their music' Daily Mirror 'A remarkably generous memoir. In more than one sense, the biography of a friend' Spectator 'A great story' Saturday Live, Radio 4 'A lovely book. A love letter to George' Graham Norton, BBC One 'Charming, heartfelt . . . there's a real poignancy to Ridgeley's description of Wham!'s glory days' Sunday Times

Ebony

I still find myself occasionally saying things that are incredibly ignorant or condescending, relics of my all- White past. Perhaps Blacks should hold "workshops" for Whites. It certainly takes a lot of time and effort for us to ...

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Ebony

However, this statement implies Blacks will automatically vote for Blacks and, were a qualified White to run for political office in this "New Columbia," he/she would be discriminated against because they are not Black — in all ...

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George Michael

Best remembered for their own 1987 hit 'Love Changes Everything', they had already supplied songs to Franklin, ... Michael knew he was a white boy who'd walked into a hotbed of black soul music when he and Kahane arrived at the studio ...

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.

Ebony

One goal of the sponsoring agency is to spark public awareness of this heritage music that started it all . ... over eight years and have seen cial for Pepsi , I made a call to the hospital to wish only four Black bands performing that ...

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British Hit Singles

... 63 HAND ACROSS THE OCEAN - Mission ( 28 ) 90 HAND HELD IN BLACK AND WHITE - Dollar ( 19 ) .81 HAND IN GLOVE - Sandie ... Gene Loves Jezebel ( 71 ) .86 HEARTACHE [ C ] - Pepsi and Shirlie ( 2 ) 87 HEARTACHE ALL OVER THE WORLD - Elton ...

Author: Paul Gambaccini

Publisher: Billboard Books

ISBN: 9780823075720

Category: Music

Page: 408

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Art International

Thus the idea of black and white stood for a determination to come to grips once and for all with fundamentals , to draw together the frayed strands of the artist's enterprise . As it turns out , nothing could be at once freer and more ...

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Ebony

At Florida A&M University, Shirley K. Spurlin, of Monticello, Fla., attentively listens to a morning lecture and takes notes. ... All across America,. White ... "My high school was Black, so it was something I was used to," he says.

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.