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George Michael (1963-), Singer; member of Wham

George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou)

Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Born in London as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou of Greek parentage, George Michael along with Andrew Ridgeley, formed the hugely successful, teen-pop sensation duo Wham! They released a number of hit singles and albums between 1983 when they rose to fame, and their breakup in 1986. Hits include Bad Boys (1983), Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (1984) and Last Christmas (1985). George Michael has gone on to enjoy a very successful transatlantic solo career releasing a string of albums including Faith (1987), Listen Without Prejudice (1990), Older (1996) and Patience (2004).

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Wham! (George Michael; Andrew Ridgeley)

by Eric Watson
selenium-toned print, 23 April 1982
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Wham! (George Michael; Andrew Ridgeley)

by Brian Aris
bromide fibre print, 1982
NPG x87845

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Band Aid

by Brian Aris
bromide fibre print, 1984
NPG x87846

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Wham! (George Michael; Andrew Ridgeley)

by John Swannell
bromide print, 1985
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