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George Michael to release new holiday song

George Michael to release new holiday song

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- George Michael's spokesman said the British pop star is to release a new holiday single in December.

George Michael offers free song download

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- British pop star George Michael says on his Web site he is offering his new single "December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)" as a free download.
George Michael to retire from touring

George Michael to retire from touring

LONDON, June 12 (UPI) -- British pop star George Michael reportedly doesn't plan to tour again after he finishes up his current 25 Live Tour.

George Michael first new Wembley concert

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- Singer George Michael will kick off the first concert at the new Wembley Stadium as part of his British and European stadium tour.

Singer George Michael opens U.K. tour

MANCHESTER, England, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- British singer George Michael has opened his first United Kingdom tour in 15 years. The BBC reported Saturday that Michael, 42, who formed the band WHAM! with friend Andrew Ridgeley in 1981, has been tabloids fodder for years, but the controversy has not

George Michael considering Wham! musical

LONDON, March 25 (UPI) -- British singer George Michael is considering offers to produce a stage musical about his 1980s pop group Wham!, the BBC reported Thursday.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Eartha Kitt, who was born in 1928 (age 75); Huey "Piano" Smith in 1934 (age 69); Derek Holt of the Climax Blues Band in 1949 (age 54); former Little River Band member David Briggs in 1951 (age 52); Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van H
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 25-31.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Keith Emerson, of Emerson Lake and Palmer, who was born in 1944 (age 58); bassist Rick Grech of Blind Faith and Traffic in 1945 (age 57); Sugarloaf's Robert Yeazel in 1946 (age 56); Dan Peek, formerly with America, in 1950 (age 5
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 26-Nov. 1.
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

(June 28)
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 22 through June 28.
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 26) Today's birthdays include Eartha Kitt, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Huey "Piano" Smith in 1934 (age 68); Derek Holt of the Climax Blues Band in 1949 (age 53); former Little River Band member David Briggs in 1951 (age 51); Van Halen guitarist E
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 26) Today's birthdays include Eartha Kitt, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Huey "Piano" Smith in 1934 (age 68); Derek Holt of the Climax Blues Band in 1949 (age 53); former Little River Band member David Briggs in 1951 (age 51); Van Halen guitarist E
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music

(Nov. 1)
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Andrew John Ridgeley (born 26 January 1963) is an English pop singer, guitarist and environmentalist born to Jennipher and Albert Ridgeley. His late mother was British and his father is Egyptian-Italian. Andrew came to public attention as a member (with George Michael) of the 1980s pop music duo Wham!

Born in Windlesham, Surrey, Ridgeley grew up in Bushey, Hertfordshire, and attended Bushey Meads School. His mother was a schoolteacher at Bushey Heath Primary School and his father worked for Kodak. When George Michael was enrolled at the school, Ridgeley volunteered to take him under his wing. After years of playing in various music groups, Michael and Ridgeley's common musical interests led them to form Wham! After approaching various record labels with a homemade tape (which took ten minutes to record in Ridgeley's living room), they found a record label willing to sign them, Innervision. Innervision was later dissolved resulting from a royalty lawsuit led by Ridgeley and supported by Michael.

Wham! went on to enjoy huge worldwide success between 1982 and 1986, making their U.S. debut appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.

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