George Michael

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George Michael: Freedom Uncut review – pop hero lets it all hang out
Fans are unlikely to care that there’s hardly enough new material to justify a re-release of this 2017 documentary – Michael was just too good

Cath Clarke

22, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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George Michael: Freedom Uncut review – strictly for the fans
There’s extensive archive footage of the singer’s life, but the choice of interviewees seems random

Wendy Ide

19, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Ziggy bows out, Madonna scares the pope and Dylan goes electric: 50 gigs that changed music
Five decades after David Bowie’s seminal tour, our music writers reflect on the concerts that have left a mark, from Billie Holiday to Billie Eilish

Laura Barton, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Lloyd Bradley, John Fordham, Michael Hann, Alim Kheraj, Joe Muggs, Alexis Petridis, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

11, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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George Michael’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
With Last Christmas sailing up the singles charts again, now’s the time to reappraise Michael’s best tracks, from sublime pop to haunting elegies

Alexis Petridis

09, Dec, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Whamageddon: is this the world’s most difficult Christmas game?
The object is simple but the mission is impossible – avoid hearing Wham’s ubiquitous 1984 classic, Last Christmas, at any point between the start of December and Christmas Eve

03, Dec, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Pepsi & Shirlie: ‘When I think back to that shoot, I just remember a feeling of freedom’
The singers recreate their first pop portrait and and discuss friendship, family and Wham!

Harriet Gibsone

23, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Lorde’s comeback single is a lesson in letting pop stars take their time
Solar Power delivers a statement of loose-limbed maturity from a mercurial star who is much imitated but utterly unique

Laura Snapes

11, Jun, 2021 @2:56 PM

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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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