Wham! were one of the most successful acts of the 1980's. Members George Michael and Andrew Ridgely scored three #1 singles on the US Hot 100 with the decade's classics Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Careless Whisper and Everything She Wants. Two of those also hit the UK#1 spot, as did Freedom and I'm Your Man.The duo's two UK studio albums Fantastic and Make It Big hit the top spot of the UK Official Albums Chart, whilst the later also hit the United States' Billboard 200 top spot, and went 6xPlatinum there!
Michael and Ridgely were seemingly unstoppable - that is until the pair pulled the plug on the act themselves, bidding farewell with UK#1 The Edge of Heaven and a farewell concert in front of 72,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium.Moreover, Wham!'s Last Christmas is one of the most successful festive hits of all-time, so it only adds to the heartache for music fans all over the globe that Michael sadly passed away on Christmas Day, 2016.As Ridgely stated, Michael "had a voice that would transport you, he was the finest singer/songwriter of his generation and has left the best of himself for us".
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Daniel Wheway was born in England, 1991, and grew up with a keen interest in music much older than himself, especially that of legendary American artists such as Elvis Presley, Cher, Michael Jackson, Meat Loaf and Tina Turner. THE CHER BIBLE He created several blogs and websites dedicated to music, with the most popular being 'Cher News', for which he wrote over 500 original articles, attracting 2,000,000 views. He is currently working on a small series of books, 'The Cher Bible', consisting of a collection of interesting ideas about Cher. 'Vol. 1: Essentials' and 'Vol. 2: Timeline' have been released. "I have been a Cher fan since the mid-1990's, when I was about six years old. My father was watching 'Extravaganza — Live At The Mirage'. As soon as I saw Cher performing 'We All Sleep Alone', I was hooked." MUSIC GUIDES Daniel has already released music guides on Blondie & Deborah Harry, Wham! and Dead Or Alive & Pete Burns – containing condensed biographies and discographies. His most recent one is of Meat Loaf. Follow Daniel on Twitter @D_Wheway to find out about his latest releases and to put forward any suggestions. Find Daniel's bibliography on Kobo and Google Play. SELECT REVIEWS The Cher Bible, Vol. 1:Essentials: "★★★★★ I have always considered myself a super fan of the Goddess of Pop, Cher. Not until I picked up this e-book did I realize I still had so much more to learn." — Caleb W. The Cher Bible, Vol. 1:Essentials: "★★★★★ It's like a Cher Bible, a lot of info about Cher and family in it!" — Patty A. Powell The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials & Vol. 2: Timeline "Essentials is a concise biography, discography, filmography, television, tours, awards, relationships and a Cher Q&A. Very well done. Timeline is an incredibly detailed list of facts and occurrences, month by month from 1963 to 2016." — Cher Scholar