#NF《New Book Condition + An Updated Biography & Tribute To One of Britain's Most Successful Pop Stars》Rob Jovanovic - GEORGE MICHAEL : THE BIOGRAPHY 1963 - 2016
From the formation of Wham! to his untimely death, this is the ultimate biography of George Michael. George Michael is an enigma. He was one of the most open and vocal pop superstars on the planet, yet he was also fiercely protective of his privacy. From the formation of Wham! in 1981, this all-access biography uncovers the secret life of the pop star, following his skyrocket to fame and fortune through his solo career and up to the present day. His rise in Wham! in the 80s was as effortless as it seemed, while his solo career, beginning in the 90s, was simply a natural progression of his maturity and songwriting skills. This led to his growing confidence in his abilities, and his belief that his contract with Sony was merely an extension of the one he signed as a desperate 18-year old, not one that reflected his changing status, and he fought a losing battle with them in court to have that changed. From there, his personal life, which included his sexual orientation, became the fodder of late night talk shows for years. For a man who was so intensely private about his personal life, once aspects of it were made public (usually by his own making), he certainly didn’t shy away from the embarrassing questions asked, choosing instead to be direct, honest, and self-deprecating, which ultimately made him an open book, not an “enigma”, as the back cover of the book suggests (and those who really listened to his music knew he was gay long before the public bathroom incident effectively outed him anyway). His music formed the soundtrack to the 1980s and he achieved all of this despite growing up in a dysfunctional family where his father openly proclaimed that George had no talent. Wham! Split in 1986 but Michael went on to greater things as a solo artist. Along the way he was embroiled in several controversies, but in a refreshing change to other superstars, he has been happy to address his issues head-on in the media. In the last decade he returned to touring with the massively successful 25Live tour and the critically acclaimed Symphonica after a serious health scare and a stint in prison. In the months before his death he was working on new material and a TV documentary. It was only after his death in December 2016 that stories of the full extent of his generosity came to light, adding another layer to the complex story of an unusual superstar. Rob Jovanovic's newly updated biography of George Michael tackles the issues and glory that formed the superstar and his place as a cultural icon. Along the way Michael has been embroiled in several controversies-among them a court case with Sony; an arrest in a Los Angeles public toilet; minor run-ins over class-C drugs; and traffic offenses in London- but in a refreshing change from other superstars, he has been happy to address his issues head-on. The factors that formed the superstar as he stands today and his place as a cultural icon are addressed, as is his recent acclaimed worldwide tour. About the Author Rob Jovanovic has written for numerous magazines including Mojo, Q, Record Collector, and Uncut, and is the author of several books, among them Big Star, Nirvana, and Perfect Sound Forever.
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