A report on George Michael

Michael in 2011
Michael (left) and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham!, c. 1984–1985
Michael performed at Live Aid at the old Wembley Stadium (exterior pictured) on 13 July 1985, and Wham! played their last concert, The Final, at the same venue on 28 June 1986.
Michael onstage during The Faith Tour in 1988
Garth Brooks and Michael at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, 29 April 2000
Michael performing in Antwerp, Belgium, 2006
Michael onstage in Munich, 2006
Michael performing "Outside" at the Olympic Stadium, Athens in 2007
5, The Grove, Michael's home in Highgate, north London, is a grade II listed building.
Grave of Michael alongside his mother and sister in Highgate Cemetery
Unofficial memorial garden outside Michael's home in Highgate, 29 July 2017
Elton John performing a tribute to Michael at Twickenham, London, in June 2017

English singer, songwriter, and record producer.

- George Michael
Michael in 2011

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Wham! in 1985: George Michael (left) and Andrew Ridgeley (right)

Wham!

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Wham! (briefly known in the US as '''Wham!

Wham! (briefly known in the US as '''Wham!

Wham! in 1985: George Michael (left) and Andrew Ridgeley (right)

The duo consisted of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.

Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

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Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 is the second solo studio album by the English singer-songwriter George Michael, released on 3 September 1990 by Columbia Records (Epic Records in the UK).

Clockwise from top left: Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon

Queen (band)

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Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970.

Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970.

Clockwise from top left: Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon
Queen in 1970. Left to right; Mike Grose, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Brian May
PRS for Music heritage award commemorating Queen's first performance, Prince Consort Road, London
Queen guitar (right, next to a Rolling Stones guitar) at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, marking a 31 October 1970 Queen concert at the venue
Queen poster for their 1977 A Day at the Races Tour
Queen in New Haven, Connecticut in November 1977
Queen with Argentine footballer Diego Maradona (middle) during the South American part of The Game Tour
Queen on stage in Frankfurt on 26 September 1984. Compatible with his performance and compositions, Mercury was also a multi-instrumentalist.
Queen recorded six studio albums at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland from 1978 to 1995. In December 2013, the studio was opened to fans. Queen: The Studio Experience is free, with fans asked for a donation to the Mercury Phoenix Trust charity.
Following Mercury's death on 24 November 1991, his tribute concert was held at the original Wembley Stadium in London on 20 April 1992, the same venue where Queen performed at Live Aid in July 1985
Statue of Mercury overlooking Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland
Queen's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6358 Hollywood Boulevard
Queen performing with Paul Rodgers during their 2005 tour
Queen + Paul Rodgers concert in Kharkiv's Freedom Square, Ukraine, 12 September 2008
Queen + Adam Lambert concert at the TD Garden, Boston in July 2014
Queen performing with Adam Lambert during their 2017 tour
Brian May playing his custom-made Red Special at the O2 Arena in London in 2017. He has used this guitar almost exclusively since the band's advent in the early 1970s.
Queen logo (without the crest)
Mercury performing in a Harlequin outfit. He appeared in a half black, half white version in the music video for "We Are the Champions".
Statue of Mercury at the West End's Dominion Theatre where Queen and Ben Elton's musical We Will Rock You was performed from 2002 to 2014
We Will Rock You musical in Tokyo, Japan, November 2006
2012 DVD and CD set of Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest
The two remaining members of Queen's classic line-up, May and Taylor (pictured in 2017), were creative consultants for Bohemian Rhapsody
Robbie Williams, on stage in 2015 with the Queen image in the background, performed "We Are the Champions" for the 2001 medieval adventure film A Knight's Tale
Gold and silver discs issued by EMI in 1982 for Greatest Hits (1981). With more than 25 million copies sold it is Queen’s best selling album.
At 10 years old, Thom Yorke of Radiohead made a homemade guitar in an attempt to emulate Brian May.

Performers, including Def Leppard, Robert Plant, Tony Iommi, Roger Daltrey, Guns N' Roses, Elton John, David Bowie, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Seal, Extreme, and Metallica performed various Queen songs along with the three remaining Queen members (and Spike Edney.) The concert is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as "The largest rock star benefit concert", as it was televised to over 1.2 billion viewers worldwide, and raised over £20,000,000 for AIDS charities.

John attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

Elton John

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British singer, pianist and composer.

British singer, pianist and composer.

John attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Elton John (known then as Reg Dwight) studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London for five years.
The 1910 piano on which John composed his first five albums
John in 1971
John at the Musikhalle Hamburg, in March 1972
John on the piano during a live performance in 1975
John performing in 1975
John performing live in Dublin with Ray Cooper in 1979
John performing in 1986
John costume from the 1986 Tour de Force Australian concerts, on display in the Hard Rock Cafe, London
John with Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, 1996
John performs at the Skagerak Arena in Skien, June 2009
John has had two residencies at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The first, The Red Piano, ran from 2004 to 2009, and the second, The Million Dollar Piano (sign pictured) ran from 2011 to 2018.
John on piano at the Concert for Diana, commemorating the 10 year passing of Princess Diana, at Wembley Stadium on 1 July 2007
John on World AIDS Day in Sydney, Australia, on 1 December 2011
John performing at the Allstate Arena, Chicago, in November 2013
John performing a tribute to the recently deceased George Michael at Twickenham, London, in June 2017
John performing in Tampa, Florida in November 2019 during his ongoing Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour
John with Bernie Taupin (left) in 1971. They have collaborated on more than thirty albums to date.
John with his husband David Furnish at Leicester Square in May 2019 for the London premiere of John's biopic film Rocketman
The lined drive to John's home in Woodside in Old Windsor, Berkshire
John wearing a remembrance poppy in 2015
John performing at Radio City Music Hall during the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign
John and United States Secretary of State John Kerry discuss AIDS relief and the work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C., 24 October 2014
Sir Elton John's coat of arms. Granted to him in 1987, the shield includes piano keys and records. The Spanish motto, el tono es bueno, combines a pun on Elton John's name with the translation "the tone is good". The black, red and gold colours are also those of Watford F.C. The steel helmet above the shield faced forwards and with its visor open indicates that John is a knight.
Interior of Westminster Abbey where John performed "Candle in the Wind 1997" live for the only time at Princess Diana's funeral
John (second from left) alongside British Prime Minister Tony Blair (left), singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and U.S. President Bill Clinton at the White House, February 1998
Advertisement for John's award-winning West End musical Billy Elliot on a Routemaster bus in London, 2007

He played "Bennie and the Jets" and "Rocket Man"; then "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee for the first time since the Hammersmith Odeon on 24 December 1982; and introduced George Michael, still then of Wham!, to sing "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me".

Freedom! '90

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David Fincher directed the music video for "Freedom! '90".

"Freedom! '90" (also known simply as "Freedom!") is a song written, produced, and performed by George Michael, and released on Columbia Records in 1990.

Faith (George Michael album)

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Michael during a Faith Tour concert in 1988. The album propelled him to solo stardom and one of the most successful English acts of the 1980s.

Faith is the debut solo studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records.

Ridgeley in 1985

Andrew Ridgeley

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English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer, best known for his work in the 1980s in the musical duo Wham!.

English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer, best known for his work in the 1980s in the musical duo Wham!.

Ridgeley in 1985

When George Michael enrolled at school, Ridgeley volunteered to take him under his wing.

Cover artwork by Peter Blake

Do They Know It's Christmas?

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Charity song written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia.

Charity song written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia.

Cover artwork by Peter Blake
Michael Buerk’s BBC News report on "a biblical famine" received the 1985 British Academy Television Award for Best News Coverage
During the recording session, Geldof (right) persuaded a reluctant Bono (left) to sing the line "Well, tonight thank God it's them, instead of you".

The two most notable absentees were George Michael and Bono: during Michael's line the cameras focused on the studio audience, while Paul Weller mimed Bono's line to the camera.

Patience (George Michael album)

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Patience is the fifth and final studio album by the English singer-songwriter George Michael, released on 15 March 2004.

UK 7" vinyl release artwork, also used for various international releases

Careless Whisper

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UK 7" vinyl release artwork, also used for various international releases
The saxophone solo was performed on a Selmer Mark VI tenor by Steve Gregory.

"Careless Whisper" is a song by the English singer George Michael.