November 1, 2017

Posthumous Praise: George Michael

Happy Wednesday peeps, I know I've been AWOL for a bit, but I'm back! We at WNJR hope you're ready for a splendid weekend coming up, but until then I'll introduce you to our guest today: Mr. George Michael.

Source: Billboard

George Michael was born in London, England of June 1963. George Michael seemed to have been involved in music at an early age. While in high school, he met Andrew Ridgeley and though they were an odd duo, they were both lovers of pop music, so much so the duo actually dropped out of high school to pursue their love of music. After establishing themselves as the Executive, a ska band, gigs were performed but the band was short lived. Michael and Ridgeley were renamed Wham! and released their first album Fantastic! in Britain in 1982. The band went to make several more albums and produced top hits such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." In 1986 Michael left the band and soon after, in 1987, won a Grammy for his duet with Aretha Franklin in "I Knew You Were Waiting." Michael would make many more hits through his life, performing with other greats such as Elton John. Michael had been involved with legal battles and press for the ending of his Sony contract and for coming out as a gay man during  a press release. To learn more about George Michael and his death go here. Tune into WNJR or 91.7FM to catch some of his jams. Below is his famous song "Faith."