Music News LIVE: Tributes to George Michael

10:39
26 Dec

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That’s all from us today on this Music News LIVE George Michael tribute special.

Scroll down for detailed reaction to the sad news of the singer’s death on Christmas Day, plus a look back at just why he was so well-loved by so many people.

We’ll leave you with this festive classic, that as of this Christmas just took on a whole new meaning.

Thanks for the memories George.

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Get Involved: Your favourite George Michael moment
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26 Dec
Here’s some more of your favourite George Michael moments then…

Mike Doyle said on Facebook: “My favourite song of George is the ones on his album Older, so awesome but love the rest too ❤❤❤❤”

Four hearts means Mike loves that record a lot.

Lynne Robinson said: “A Different Corner for me and my hubby but the whole of his music played such an important part in my life. He will be so missed.”

We heard you Lynne.

Sam Hankin added: “I was 7 years old, loved club tropicana, my first crush, careless whisper is my old time favourite song ever! Fastlove amazing song. He will be missed. R.I.P George. ”

So this absolute classic goes out to you then Sam…

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Thanks for all your varied suggestions today on Facebook, Twitter and email, reminding us of just how many hits George had in his arsenal.

Finally Sunshine suggests this soulful number from a more mature George in 1998.


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George Michael: Master craftsman of pop
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26 Dec

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From teenager pop idol in Wham! to his solo career as a serious independently minded artist, George Michael made pop work for him.

Music Reporter Mark Savage has a look at his career.

“Faith put him on a par with other 80s superstars like Michael Jackson and Madonna. In the US, it appealed equally to both black and white audiences, selling 20 million copies, and became the first album by a white act to top Billboard’s R&B chart.

“Michael was rightfully proud of the record’s musical diversity: ‘If you can listen to this album and not like anything on it, then you do not like pop music,’ he told Rolling Stone magazine.”

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