Monday, 26 December 2016

Another Artist Gone

Christmas will be a sad anniversary to remember George Michael's death
It was a shock this afternoon to hear that George Michael had died at the age of 53. There has been no word yet on the cause of death, but his passing adds on to 2016's sad list of artists who have been taken from us.

They include David Bowie, Natalie Cole, Prince, Glen Frey, Maurice White, Leonard Cohen and Alan Thicke.

But George Michael represented our generation. We fell in love with him when Wham! first came out singing Wake Me Up Before you Go-go, Careless Whisper and Everything She Wants.

Michael proved he was more than just a pretty face later on
Wham! was the first pop group to perform in China in 1985 and it was their creative manager who managed to woo the Chinese through their stomachs, as retold in last year's blog post.

Michael became even more popular when he went solo with hits like I Want Your Sex, Faith, and Freedom '90, and always at this time we would hear him around this time singing Last Christmas.

This was sadly his last Christmas, and we will miss him, a big part of many teenage lives, thrilled by this man's good looks, but he also proved he was much more than that, a true artist who was true to himself.

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