George Michael, 1963 – 2016

george-michael-ladies-gentlemen-georgemichael-com1998, album [georgemichael.com]

george-michael-wfmynews2-comFeb 2005, Berlin [wfmynews2.com]

george-michael-sheetmusicdirect-com1997, The Older EP [sheetmusicdirect.com]

George Michael (25 Jun 1963 – 25 Dec 2016) —British singer, songwriter and record producer, lauded by critics for his tremendous vocal range, has died at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, aged 53.
Andrew Ridgeley and Sir Elton John have led tributes to the pop superstar.
His manager, Michael Lippman, has stated that heart failure is the probable cause of death. Michael, who was set to release a documentary in 2017, rose to fame as half of Wham!, known for their hits Club Tropicana and Last Christmas. He had a highly successful solo career that included the songs Careless Whisper, Faith, Outside and Freedom! 90. Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, in North London – his father was a Greek Cypriot restaurateur who had come to the UK in the 1950s, while his mother was an English dancer.

He first achieved pop success with school friend Ridgeley in the pop duo Wham! They split up in 1986 and Michael went on to have a glittering solo career in which he collaborated with Elton John, Aretha Franklin and Queen, after the death of Freddie Mercury. Michael had 11 UK No 1 hits and sold more than 100 million albums during a career spanning almost four decades. His last album, Symphonica, was released in 2014. [Sources: The Guardian and BBC]

█ More at Wikipedia: George Michael | George Michael Discography

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George Michael – December Song (I Dreamed Of Christmas) 2010

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George Michael – Killer / Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone

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George Michael – Praying for Time [lyric video]

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George Michael – You Have Been Loved (Live)
Taken from the album ‘Ladies & Gentlemen’.

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George Michael – A Different Corner (Live On BBC Parkinson Show) Taken from the album ‘Ladies & Gentlemen’.

Talents as a singer, songwriter and music producer made George Michael one of the world’s biggest-selling artists. Blessed with good looks and a fine singing voice, his stage presence made him a favourite on the live concert circuit as he matured from teen idol to long term stardom. After early success in the duo Wham! he went on to build a solo career that brought him a string of awards and made him a multi-millionaire. BBC

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George Michael – Feeling Good

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George Michael – Going To A Town
Taken from the album ‘Symphonica’.

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George Michael – Let Her Down Easy
Taken from the album ‘Symphonica’.

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George Michael – White Light

george-michael-true-faith-georgemichael-comTrue Faith, non-album single 2011 [georgemichael.com]

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George Michael – Jesus to a Child (Official Music Video)

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George Michael – Fastlove

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George Michael – Kissing A Fool (2010 Remastered Version)

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George Michael – One More Try

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George Michael – Careless Whisper (Official Video)

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Whitney Houston, George Michael – If I Told You That
Whitney Houston’s official music video for ‘If I Told You That’ ft. George Michael.

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George Michael, Aretha Franklin – I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

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George Michael, Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Live)

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George Michael – Too Funky

Michael’s 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 had been set to be reissued in 2017, accompanied by a new film featuring Stevie Wonder, John and the supermodels who starred in the video to his hit single Freedom! 90. The movie, with the working title Freedom: George Michael, was to be narrated by Michael and set to feature Mark Ronson, Mary J Blige, Tony Bennett, Liam Gallagher, James Corden and Ricky Gervais. Freedom was set to air in March 2017.

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George Michael – Freedom! ’90

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George Michael – Father Figure

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George Michael – I Can’t Make You Love Me
(MTV Unplugged 1996)

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Queen & George Michael – Somebody to Love
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was an open-air concert held on Easter Monday, 20 April 1992 at London’s Wembley Stadium, for an audience of 72,000. The concert was produced for television by Ray Burdis and broadcast live on television and radio to 76 countries around the world. The concert was a tribute to the life of the late Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, with all proceeds going to AIDS research. The profits from the concert were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust AIDS charity organisation.

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George Michael – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (London Live 2008)
George Michael performing his cover version of the original Roberta Flack song written by Ewan MacColl. This was performed at Earls Court in London, England, August 2008.

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George Michael is a 2017 nominee for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
This accolade recognises the work and contributions of composers and lyricists who create music around the world. Michael has been nominated as a performer/songwriter for his extensive catalog of songwriting credits and most played chart-toppers.

george-michael-performing-during-closing-ceremony-of-2012-london-olympic-games-theguardian-comPerforming during the closing ceremony, 2012 London Olympic Games [theguardian.com]

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2 responses to “George Michael, 1963 – 2016

  1. Elizabeth

    ### mirror.co.uk 1 hour ago
    George Michael has left three full albums of unreleased music in his private collection
    By Ashleigh Rainbird
    George Michael has left three full albums of unreleased music in his private collection. Fans mourning the superstar singer’s death will be eager to hear the new tracks but they may be disappointed. Perfectionist George, 53, had shelved the nearly finished albums and former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley tweeted: “GM controlled all his output. I, nor anyone else have the right to transgress that principle.”
    Yesterday Oxfordshire Coroner’s office said there would a postmortem into the death of George, found in his Goring-on-Thames home by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz, 43, on Christmas Day. Fadi posted a link to a previously unreleased track, This Kind Of Love, produced by Sir Elton John, which features the lyrics: “Now everyone has to get over I know, but this empty house seems to get colder and colder.”
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  2. Elizabeth

    one of the released versions

    MaR Ia Published on Oct 17, 2016
    This Kind Of Love [George Michael]
    Artista: George Michael – This Kind of Love
    Album – The Trojan Souls Sessions

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