George Michael

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Denise van Outen: ‘I thought if I had legs like Cilla, I’d have a long career’
The TV presenter and West End star on her Vivienne Westwood bikini, attempting to replicate Club Tropicana – and crying at Beaches

As told to Rich Pelley

01, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'You could call the show Love Will Tear Us Apart': Russell T Davies on the music of It's a Sin
The series creator and director Peter Hoar on the uncoolest anthems of the 80s, being given the nod by Kate Bush and how a soundtrack can make or break a story

Alim Kheraj

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Steve Brown, pop producer for Wham!, Manic Street Preachers and more, dies aged 65
Producer behind Wham!’s Club Tropicana and the Cult’s She Sells Sanctuary had suffered a short illness following a fall in December

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

04, Jan, 2021 @12:09 PM

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Last Christmas by Wham! reaches No 1 for first time after 36 years
Festive favourite was kept off No 1 by Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? in 1984

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Mariah Carey v Wham! – who should finally get their festive No 1?
All I Want for Christmas Is You and Last Christmas have never topped the UK chart, but one is likely to finally triumph today. The Guardian’s music editors debate which deserves to win

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

11, Dec, 2020 @12:30 PM

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All I want for Christmas is normality: festive hits chart earlier than ever
Sales and streams of Christmas classics are up by 50% on last year as listeners turn to Mariah, Wham! and Shakin’ Stevens to combat pandemic blues

Laura Snapes

18, Nov, 2020 @5:17 PM

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'I'd love to have a massive smoke with George Michael' – Dawn Mellor's Wham-tastic mural
The artist paints stars disfigured by showbiz. So what treatment will the beloved, scandal-rocked George Michael receive? Ahead of the work’s hometown unveiling, we get a sneak preview

Louis Wise

09, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Dick Leahy obituary
Music industry executive and publisher with a talent for spotting hits who worked with George Michael, Donna Summer and Dana

Adam Sweeting

03, Sep, 2020 @4:54 PM

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Paint me up before you go-go: London borough to get George Michael mural
No, it’s not a careless whisper: a nine-metre-high image of the singer, by artist Dawn Mellor, is set to adorn Brent

Tim Jonze

11, Aug, 2020 @1:17 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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George Michael’s sister found dead on Christmas Day
Death of Melanie Panayiotou not being treated as suspicious, say police

Sarah Marsh

27, Dec, 2019 @3:26 PM

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The 50 greatest Christmas songs – ranked!
From John Fahey, the Sonics and the Waitresses to Slade, Wizzard and Mariah Carey, we count down the best festive numbers

Michael Hann

05, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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