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Subject: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 1:25 am

December 31st 2006, George Michael was paid a reported £1.5m for an hour's concert at a Russian billionaire's New Year party. The unnamed businessman paid for Michael to entertain his 300 guests on his private estate 20 miles outside Moscow. Michael had just finished the British leg of his Twentyfive tour which included a free concert for nurses in London.

Subject: Re: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 4:02 am

July 4th 2010, George Michael was arrested after he crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London. The singer was returning home from a Gay Pride parade when the incident was spotted on CCTV. He was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive and charged with possession of cannabis and with driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Subject: Re: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 10:49 am

August 14th 2009, George Michael was arrested and held on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs after his Land Rover was in collision with a lorry on the A34 in Berkshire. The singer was later released without charge.

Subject: Re: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 3:32 am

August 18th 1984, George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his first solo single 'Careless Whisper.' It made George the first person to reach No.1 as a solo artist and a member of a band in the same year. It gave Epic records UK their first UK million seller and the song was No.1 in nearly 25 countries, selling over six million copies worldwide.

Subject: Re: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 5:03 pm

August 24th 2010, George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London.

Subject: Re: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 12:13 pm

September 13th 1999 - Marcelo Rodriguez, a Beverly Hills police officer, filed a multi-million dollar slander lawsuit against George Michael. The suit alleged that the singer had committed slander in the song and video for "Outside." Rodriguez had arrested Michael on charges of lewd behavior in a public park on April 7, 1998.

Subject: Re: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: violet_shy on 09/13/17 at 2:24 pm


August 18th 1984, George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his first solo single 'Careless Whisper.' It made George the first person to reach No.1 as a solo artist and a member of a band in the same year. It gave Epic records UK their first UK million seller and the song was No.1 in nearly 25 countries, selling over six million copies worldwide.



It is a perfectly, beautiful track. This song was always playing at our house growing up and 33 years later it still is!

Subject: Re: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 2:25 pm



It is a perfectly, beautiful track. This song was always playing at our house growing up and 33 years later it still is!
It is that saxophone that does wonderful for me.

Subject: Re: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: nally on 09/13/17 at 2:25 pm



It is a perfectly, beautiful track. This song was always playing at our house growing up and 33 years later it still is!

I actually seem to remember hearing it during the time it was popular! (Of course I was 4 at the time, but I do have memories of various songs that were on the radio.)

I like to listen to all 6+ minutes of it, personally (including the minute-and-a-half intro that plays before the sax).

Subject: Re: Today in George Michael (and Wham!) History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 8:11 am

November 3rd 2015, A former prison officer was jailed for 12 months after admitting selling stories about George Michael to the Sun newspaper for £2,150, ($3,249). Michael was jailed for eight weeks in September 2010 for crashing his Range Rover while under the influence of cannabis.

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