George Michael is the single most played artist on UK radio for the last two decades. He has sold 100 million albums world-wide and had seven UK number one singles and albums. This revealing new biography, tells his story from the formation of Wham! in the early 1980s with friend Andrew Ridgley. Their success with hits including Young Guns (Go For It), and Club Tropicana and their split in 1986. His success as a solo artist with albums including Faith and Listen Without Prejudice. His legal battle with Sony which cost him millions of his own money. His personal life including his secret boyfriend Anselmo Feleppo who died in 1993, his former muse Kathy Jeung and art dealer Kenny Goss. The drug and sex scandals that eventually led him to be sent to prison in 2010 following a car crash. Includes commentary by those best placed to observe his career - such as former Wham! Manager Simon Napier-Bell.
As a writer/editor in the independent publishing industry, Robert Steele has worked in the genres of popular culture and cinema. As a writer on pop culture, he has provided new chapters for the updates of books including Rock 'n' Roll Babylon by Gary Herman and Marc Bolan: Born to Boogie by Chris Welch and Simon Napier-Bell, as well as producing biographies of teen movie idols such as Orlando Bloom.
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