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George Michael

(1963-2016), Singer; member of Wham

George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou)

Sitter in 6 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 went 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 Brian Aris - NPG x87845

Wham! (George Michael; Andrew Ridgeley)

by Brian Aris
bromide fibre print, 1982
NPG x87845

Band Aid, by Brian Aris - NPG x87846

Band Aid

by Brian Aris
bromide fibre print, 1984
NPG x87846

George Michael, by John Swannell - NPG x134779

George Michael

by John Swannell
archival digital print, 1985
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x134779


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