George Michael

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Royal Mint unveils commemorative George Michael coins
Coins show the late former Wham! star and solo artist in aviator glasses and earring made famous in video for Faith

Laura Snapes

26, Feb, 2024 @2:50 PM

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Wham!’s Last Christmas finally reaches Christmas No 1, 39 years after release
‘Mission accomplished!’ says Andrew Ridgeley, while Cher becomes oldest woman to score a UK Top 40 hit

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Dec, 2023 @5:40 PM

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Tatty, naff and cheesy: why can’t Britain have a decent Christmas No 1? | Barbara Ellen
Now that LadBaby has passed on the charity baton, let’s return to the days when real talents held sway. Like, erm, Mr Blobby and Benny Hill, writes Barbara Ellen

Barbara Ellen

17, Dec, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Christmas arrives in UK charts earlier than ever with entries for Wham! and Mariah Carey
Christmas classics enter at No 37 and No 40 respectively, ahead of increasing ubiquity over the festive season

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Nov, 2023 @6:00 PM

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‘Oh God, I envied his voice!’: Andrew Ridgeley on ego, angst and loving George Michael
Forty years after Wham! hit the big time, Ridgeley reflects on the joy of starting a successful band with his childhood best friend. He took second billing – but never with bitterness

Emine Saner

19, Jul, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Strippers, communists and cha-cha-cha: the real Club Tropicana
Far from the fantasy resort we know from Wham!’s video, the history of Soho clubland tells a more convincing – and intriguing – origin story of the 40-year-old hit

Lexi Webster

18, Jul, 2023 @2:45 PM

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Dead dogs, capitalist critique and only four songs: when Wham! squashed Lindsay Anderson’s China film
The British pop stars hired the Palme d’Or winner to record their groundbreaking shows in east Asia. After it all ended in tears, the unseen film was locked up in a Scottish university

Chris Tryhorn

07, Jul, 2023 @7:00 AM

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TV tonight: Nora from Queens is back, still dissatisfied and still a delight
Awkwafina’s millennial returns for a third series – and a scolding from her grandma. Plus: Joanna Lumley finds enchantment where there is patently none. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Hannah Verdier and Stuart Heritage

05, Jul, 2023 @5:20 AM

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Wham! review – the truth behind the mahogany tans and catchy songs
This perky tribute to the 80s pop sensations reveals the bond between the pair and the cost to George Michael of playing the heart-throb

Wendy Ide

25, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Wham! review – Netflix study of 80s pop legends is entertaining but weirdly incurious
Documentary about George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley’s meteoric rise is a fun and moving watch that misses the chance to delve deeper

Peter Bradshaw

17, Jun, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Queer sounds: our writers on their favourite LGBTQ+ songs
For Pride month, Guardian writers have singled out their favourite LGBTQ+ songs, from Pet Shop Boys to Frank Ocean

Shaad D'Souza, Veronica Esposito, Owen Myers, Benjamin Lee, Jim Farber, Michael Cragg, Laura Snapes and Rob LeDonne

07, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Monday briefing: What’s at stake for Prince Harry as he gives evidence in a major phone hacking trial
In today’s newsletter: The Duke of Sussex is a part of a hundred-strong lawsuit against the Mirror Group over allegations of hacking – but his participation is unprecedented for a royal

Nimo Omer

05, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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