George Michael

Author: Rob Jovanovic

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349411247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7647

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.

George Michael

Author: George Rapitis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1665531347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 44

View: 4297

Appearing in a trendy 80s beard, Michael was seen with Ridgeley onstage at Live Aid on 13 July 1985 (surprisingly they did not sing as Wham!). Michael sang "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" with Elton John, while Ridgeley sang with Kiki Dee in the row of backing singers. In September, Wham! did it right and released the single "I'm Your Man" which went to No. 1 in the UK charts.

Careless Whispers: The Life & Career of George Michael

Author: Robert Steele

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783239689

Category: Music

Page: 376

View: 6068

The unexpected death of George Michael on Christmas Day, 2016 brought to a close the life of one of the UK’s most loved pop icons. Careless Whispers is the gripping story of this musical legend – A record-shattering singer, songwriter and producer whose 30-year career saw him become one of the best-selling artists of all time. Revised and updated to encompass his final few years and the outpouring of love in his wake, this celebratory Omnibus Enhanced edition also includes a Digital Timeline of George Michael’s career, packed with live performances, music videos, interviews and more. This revealing biography digs deep into George Michael’s career, from the formation of Wham! to his success as a solo artist and, eventually, the final projects before his tragic passing. Within this larger-than-life tale, Robert Steele also explores his closely-guarded private life, including the death of his partner in 1993, the drug and sex scandals that sent him to prison in 2010 and the circumstances surrounding his death, as well as details of his astonishing philanthropy which were never revealed during his lifetime. Careless Whispers is an essential and inspiring read of a true musical icon like no other.

George Michael Twenty Five

Author: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated,George Michael

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571528790


Page: 4

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Billboard Number One Hits 1955-2017 with Youtube Links

Author: Bold Rain

Publisher: BOLD RAIN


Category: Music

Page: 564

View: 4958

Which song was Billboard Hot 100 Number One Hit on January 1, 1993? ("Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You") How many Billboard Number One Hits does Michael Jackson have? (17 Singles:12 + 4 as member of "The Jackson 5" + 1 in "Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say, Say, Say". Or 18, if we include "USA for Africa - We Are the World".) This book answers all of these questions. "Billboard Number One Hits 1955-2017 With Youtube Links" presents the list of all 1065 songs that reached Billboard Hot 100 Chart #1 position, from its creation on August 4, 1958 to July 8, 2017. 36 Number One Songs from 1955 to 1958 (pre-Hot 100) are also presented. All 1101 songs come with direct links of Youtube music videos. Just 1-Click away to enjoy music! No more typing and searching are needed. It's convenient and organized for you. This book has two smart views - By Year view and By Artist view. By Year view lists all the #1 singles by year. By Artist view groups the #1 singles by each artist. Every #1 Single comes with detailed information such as artist name, duration of #1 occupancy, view counts of Youtube music video (which measures the song's lasting popularity), and more.

American Heroes in a Media Age

Author: Susan J. Drucker,Robert S. Cathcart

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 9781881303190

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 8822

This volume explores the relationship of hero to celebrity and the changing role of the hero in American culture. It establishes that the nature of hero and its function in society is a communication phenomenon, which has been and is being altered by the rapid advance of electronic media.

Wham! George & Me

Author: Andrew Ridgeley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241385830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 5603

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM ONE HALF OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BANDS 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. '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. '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

ScripTipps: Arrested Development

Author: Angela Jorgensen

Publisher: elfpublished books


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 62

View: 3786

Created by Mitchell Hurwitz for executive producer Ron Howard, the metatextual single-camera Fox sitcom ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT won five Emmys in its first season, including one for its 2003 pilot script. If you're trying your hand at a smart, half-hour original sitcom pilot, this is the perfect show to study first. While introducing the mockumentary style sitcom to American audiences that would later become popular with "The Office," "Modern Family," and "Parks and Recreation," "Arrested Development" followed a traditional sitcom structure of a cold open, two acts, and a tag. Analyzing the debut episode, ScripTipps examines how the series deftly ties together multiple subplots and season-long arcs amidst conflict in perpetually varying but ultimately cyclical permutations that had fans successfully demand the show’s return eight years after it was canceled. ABOUT SCRIPTIPPS ScripTipps helps aspiring screenwriters learn the craft of screenwriting through in-depth analyses of select screenplays that exhibit excellence in story structure, character development, and scene construction. Each ScripTipps ebook analyzes one movie (or television episode) and its story and screenplay in full, scene by scene, from beginning to middle to end, gleaning useful and practical screenwriting tips along the way. NOTE: This ebook does NOT include the actual screenplay being discussed. ALSO AVAILABLE: ScripTipps: Bridesmaids ScripTipps: Carrie (1976) ScripTipps: The Descendants ScripTipps: The Fault in Our Stars ScripTipps: The Hangover ScripTipps: Sleepy Hollow ScripTipps: Star Trek (2009) ScripTipps: Superman & Superman II ScripTipps: Waitress COMING SOON: ScripTipps: Breaking Bad ScripTipps: Community