Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael at Pikes resort in Ibiza may 16, 1983 in Ibiza.
Whenever George Michael passed away unexpectedly on Christmas time 2016 at age 53, a-listers from all sides regarding the globe publicly and instantly indicated their sorrows. James Corden noted he inspired Carpool Karaoke. Miley Cyrus tweeted her admiration of their part within the LGBTQ community. Brian Wilson wished love and mercy to their family members. Madonna posted a video clip of, well, by herself, presenting their performance at a classic MTV Video Music Awards. But one notable individual remained quiet.
Now Andrew Ridgeley — constantly the greater amount of half that is reclusive of smash pop music duo Wham! — has found the language.
Into the brand new 335-page memoir Wham! George Michael and me personally: A Memoir, Ridgeley, now 56, forgoes the conventional story-of-my-life details to pay attention to their ten years of relationship utilizing the music symbol. It’s an exciting journey that started regarding the very very first day’s school in England in September 1975, whenever then-12-year-old Andy volunteered to mentor the latest kid in course whom went by the difficult-to-pronounce title of Georgios Panayiotou. The pair became fast friends, bonding more than a love that is mutual of Bowie and Elton John.