George Michael

Author: Rob Jovanovic

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349411247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3142

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: 2673

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.

George Michael's Faith

Author: Matthew Horton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501377981

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 8479

On Saturday, June 28, 1986, George Michael picked up his tasseled leather jacket, walked out of London's Wembley Stadium and cheerfully tore up five years of glittering pop history. He'd just disposed of Wham!, the band he'd formed with school friend Andrew Ridgeley when they were teenagers, and now, at 23, he knew he was all grown up. He just needed to convince everyone else. Faith is what happens when you've outstripped your dreams, your peers, your friends and your fans, and no one's caught up yet. It's about pouring all of that confusion, insecurity and sizzling ambition into music that comes out confused, insecure and ambitious – and then selling 25 million copies of it. George Michael was always preparing for this and, in the process, he set a template for all disaffected singers making that move. This book examines that model and the themes that went into Faith – from engaging in politics to crossing over to a Black audience and writing classic pop songs to endure – and speaks to the surviving key players to tell the story of how it was made.

The Queen Chronology (2nd Edition)

Author: Patrick Lemieux,Adam Unger


ISBN: 1926462106


Page: 268

View: 5991

REVISED & EXPANDED 2ND EDITION The Queen Chronology is a comprehensive account of the studio and live recording and release history of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, who joined forces in 1971 as the classic line-up of the rock band Queen. Years of extensive research have gone into the creation of the Chronology, which covers the very beginnings of band members' careers, their earliest songwriting efforts and recording sessions, through the recording and releasing of Queen's 15 original studio albums with their classic line-up, to the present-day solo careers of Brian May and Roger Taylor. All of this information is presented date by date in chronological order, with detailed descriptions of each song version, including those both released and known to be unreleased. Every Queen and solo album, single, non-album track, edit, remix and extended version is examined, as are known demos or outtakes, pre-Queen recordings and guest appearances.

American Heroes in a Media Age

Author: Susan J. Drucker,Robert S. Cathcart

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 9781881303190

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 9687

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.

ScripTipps: Arrested Development

Author: Angela Jorgensen

Publisher: elfpublished books


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 62

View: 8558

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

Arrested Development and Philosophy

Author: Kristopher G. Phillips,J. Jeremy Wisnewski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047057559X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

View: 9059

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT AND PHILOSOPHY Is George Michael’s crush on his cousin unnatural? Is it immoral for Lindsay to lie about stealing clothes to hide her job? Is Gob better off living his life in bad faith? What inferences can we draw from Tobias’s double-entendres? Are the pictures really of bunkers or balls? The Bluth family’s faults, foibles, and character flaws are so excruciatingly familiar that we squirm in painful recognition of the outrageous impulses that we all have but would never act on. The Bluths seem utterly unaware of the gaping distance between their behavior and accepted social norms. Lurking behind this craziness are large moral and philosophical issues to be explored. From Plato to Aristotle, from Descartes to Marx, Arrested Development and Philosophy draws from great philosophical minds to shed new light on the show’s key questions and captivating themes, including the nature of self-knowledge and happiness, business ethics and capitalist alienation, social class, the role of error in character development, and much more.

Billboard Top 10 Hits 1980-1989 with Video Links

Author: Bold Rain

Publisher: BOLD RAIN


Category: Music

Page: 225

View: 9974

Discovering a good song is like finding hidden treasures. A particular song may kindle your memory and connect you to the past. Try "The Bangles - Eternal Flame" (1989) ? Or "Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time" (1984) ? How about "Air Supply - All Out of Love" (1980) ? These are only a few examples in the 1980s - the Golden Age. "Billboard Top Ten Hits 1980-1989 With Video Links" presents all 965 songs that reached Billboard Hot 100 Chart Top 10 positions, from 1980 to 1989. All songs come with direct links of Youtube music videos. Just 1-Click away to enjoy music! This book will be a wonderful journey. Let's travel back through time again, along with all these beautiful songs and memories. This book has two smart views - By Year view and By Artist view. By Year view lists all Top 10 hits by year. By Artist view groups the Top 10 hits by each artist. Every Song comes with detailed information such as peak position, peak date, week counts in Top 10, artist Top 10 hits info, view counts of Youtube music video (which measures the song's lasting popularity), and more.

Limp Bizkit

Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress



Page: 171

View: 8191