Wham! George & Me (Paperback)Andrew Ridgeley (author)
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Vividly depicting pop life in the eye of the media storm, Andrew Ridgeley’s revealing biography lifts the lid on fame, fortune and working with George Michael. A rollercoaster ride of 80s nostalgia and excess this is a fabulously vivacious music memoir.
For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley tells the inside story of Wham!, his life-long friendship with George Michael and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early eighties.
School mates. Band mates. Soul mates . . .
When Andrew Ridgley took George Michael, the new boy at school, under his wing, he discovered a soul mate.
In Wham! George and Me, Andrew tells the story of how they rode a rollercoaster of success around the world while making iconic records and surviving superstardom with their friendship intact. It is a memoir of love, music, the flamboyant 1980s and living in a pop hurricane.
No one else can ever tell their story - because no one else was there.
'A joyous celebration of the Wham! years. For anyone who was a teenager in the early 1980s, it will take you on a nostalgia trip. It's an honest but affectionate account of a remarkable duo who remained true to their origins and their friendship throughout it all' Daily Express
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 328 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
'Even before the first page of this charming, heartfelt memoir, Ridgeley's eloquent dedication to his "dearest friend" George Michael will have you in tears. This is more than a gleeful shuttlecocks-in-shorts account of young guns having some fun: there's a real poignancy to Ridgeley's description of Wham!'s glory days, the knowledge of what will be lost - a band, a best friend - chilling in the Club Tropicana sunshine.' - The Sunday Times
'A touching account of male friendship.' - The Times
'A remarkably generous memoir....in more than one sense, the biography of a friend.' - Spectator
'It's a joyous celebration of the Wham! years. For anyone who was a teenager in the early 1980s, it will take you on a nostalgia trip, with dozens of comically captioned photos of the band during the white espadrille years. It's an honest but affectionate account of a remarkable duo who remained true to their origins and their friendship throughout it all.' - Daily Express
'Packed full of nostalgia, heart and insight, Wham! George & Me is a lovingly written ode to friendship and a celebration of one of the greatest pop acts of all time. A superb tribute.' - Classic Pop Magazine
'In this moving memoir, which is also a vivid nostalgia trip for anyone who was a teenager in the 70s and 80s, he tells the story of his friendship and musical collaboration with George Michael. Engaging.' - Sunday Express
'The Wham! star charts his treasured friendship with George Michael, from their meeting at school in 1975 to George's untimely death in 2016. The duo left a legacy of pop classics from the exuberant Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go to the evergreen Last Christmas, and Ridgeley's enthusiasm for life in a chart-topping band is as infectious as their music.' - Daily Mirror
'This book is all you could want and more!' - Magic Book Club
'I couldn't put it down. Such a fantastic book.' - Chris Evans, Virgin Radio
'A great story.' - Saturday Live, Radio 4
'A lovely book. A love letter to George.' - Graham Norton, BBC1
'A touching and vivid nostalgia trip - with great photos.' - Best
'Top 50 gift picks for the book lovers in your life.' - The Herald
'A fond look back at the Wham! star's life in the group that helped define Eighties pop.' - Choice Magazine
'Will no doubt appeal to the fanbase . . . Humorous and touching.' - Times Literary Supplement
'Joyful nostalgia.' - Daily Express
'As a hard-nosed ex-detective, it was a source of much hilarity that I am such a Wham! fan but my copy of this is a prized possession.' - Peter Bleksley
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“Oh Signed copy!”
I was very happy to secure a signed copy!
I was always a WHAM fan as a teen and specifically an Andrew Ridgeley fan (I know I was in the minority).
So obviously this was a must purchase for me and I very much enjoyed... More
Easy to read and filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge of their early career. Recommended.
“Wham George and me”
So pleased Andrew Ridgeley wrote this book. It's lovely to find out exactly how it all started.
Knew a lot of it already as I truely loved George Michael.
What a loss, beautiful person inside and out.
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