George Michael

He has managed to transform himself from a teenybopper heart throb to a serious singer/songwriter. George Michael’s radiant ballads, funky dance tracks and smooth soul singing have established him as a top star. Despite a string of embarrassing drugs and sex scandals, George Michael is still as popular as ever.

British music and cultural icon George Michael is that unique pop star with global appeal and generations of admirers. From the time he and a friend formed a high school band and later launched as the 1980’s duo “Wham!”, his star ascended, crashing only periodically due to personal excesses. A meteoric solo career followed on the heels of his band days. In 1985 he became the first Western pop act to perform in China. His distinctive vocals and soulful deliveries have sold 67 million albums worldwide and produced a dozen bona-fide hits over a 25-plus year career. His temperamental personality has led to professional feuds with both record labels executives and fellow artists. A strong appetite for drugs, alcohol, and sexual encounters has resulted in multiple scrapes with the law but kept his name front and centre for pop culture consumers.

Tuesday 12th February 9.30pm

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