The long-awaited and lovingly told story of Andrew, George and their time together as WHAM!
Andrew Ridgeley is one of the most recognisable faces of the
eighties. He was one half of the phenomenal pop duo, WHAM!, one of
the biggest names in the history of pop music. Born in Surrey,
England, he grew up in Bushey, Hertfordshire where he met George
Michael whilst attending Bushey Meads School; they struck up an
easy friendship - both having a common interest in music - before
forming WHAM! The band sold multi-platinum albums and singles
globally, having number 1 hits all over the world including both
the UK and the US.
Andrew now pursues a variety of interests, significant amongst which is fundraising for The Dallaglio RugbyWorks Charity. He splits his time between his homes in Cornwall and London.
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
Celebrity Memoirs of the Year
A remarkably generous memoir....in more than one sense, the biography of a friend
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
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
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
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
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A fond look back at the Wham! star's life in the group that helped define Eighties pop
Will no doubt appeal to the fanbase . . . Humorous and touching
*Times Literary Supplement*
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