George Michael

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/25/1963, Cancer
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter
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George Michael Fast Facts:
  • Formed first band, the Executive, with secondary schoolmate Andrew Ridgeley. The duo later formed Wham! in 1981 and disbanded in 1986.
  • Notable performances include Live Aid (1985), the Nelson Mandella concert (1988) and the Freddie Mercury tribute (1992).
  • Collaboration with Aretha Franklin on 1987's "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" marked the songstress' first duet with a white male vocalist.
  • Released Bare, an autobiography he cowrote with Tony Parsons, in 1990.
  • Has openly admitted to being haunted by the deaths of his lover, Anselmo Feleppa, in 1993 and his mother in 1997.
  • Appeared as a vision in the 2008 pilot episode of the ABC series Eli Stone, and made subsequent appearances throughout the first season.
  • Was one of the British music legends who performed at the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony in London.
  • George Michael Relationships:
  • Jack Panayiotou - Father
  • Lesley Panayiotou - Mother
  • Yioda - Sister
  • Anselmo Feleppa - Ex-significant Other
  • Kenny Goss - Ex-significant Other
  • Melanie - Sister
  • George Michael Awards:
  • 1987 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
  • 1988 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner

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