Sad news, tremendous voice, Faith and Listen Without Prejudice (Particularly Mothers Pride which almost always brings a wee tear to my eye) were very good albums. His duet with Whitney Houston was also very good. One of his concerts from Paris was on TV a few months ago, it was outstanding.
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Tremendous pop star. For years, careless whisper was my favourite song. The way he came back from things was tremendous - outside for example. Will
Need to go back and look at his comic relief sketch with James corden
Sad news, tremendous voice, Faith and Listen Without Prejudice were very good albums. His duet with Whitney Houston was also very good.
I really wasn't a fan of his music at all when I was growing up, and when Listen Without Prejudice came out I wasn't intending listening to it, but it just blew me away. What a great selection of jazz influenced songs. I still listen to it occasionally now. I think it's revealing that he was a lot more respected in the States as a serious artist, where the tabloid press weren't crawling all over his personal life.
Remember going to see wham at the playhouse in my teenage years. GM very talented individual who had a good heart. Played a benefit concert for the NUM during the miners strike and outspoken critic of the Iraq war.
First we had the 27 club (Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, et al).
Now we have the 2016 c!ub - and there's still a week to go.
George Michael was a great writer and performer. As an earlier poster said, his version of Roxanne was brilliant. I bought the album on the strength of it.