Wham! George & Me
For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley - one half of one of the most famous bands in the world - tells the inside story of Wham! and his life-long friendship with George Michael.
It is 1975, Watford, and two teenagers, George and Andrew, meet for the first time. Bonding over their love for singing, song writing and pop music, together they set out to follow an impossible...more
Can't recommend this book more! ...more
I think Andrew Ridgeley was a true and devoted friend. I chose to listen to this one as I love memoir's narrated by the writer. Andrew tells the story of how they first met and grew to be friends and how Wham! was ...more
Thinking that their infectious " Wake me up before you go go" was a bit hokey in the beginning I came to realize like a million other teen fans that they were a hot duo who made me want to get up, dance and have fun.
Andrew Ridgeley fondly recalls George Michael as a shy, awkward, frizz ...more
For me the real interest was the period where George and Andrew had become friends and were dreaming and gently stepping into music. This period is told with detail to see and understand how the two got along, planned and played thing ...more
After reading several biographies of George and reading "I'm Coming To Take You To Lunch" by Wham's manager Simon Napier-Bell it was blast to read the story from a different perspective, especially from the other main man who was there...
Concise and to the point. Couldn't put it down.
If you're big fan of Wham! and George Michael then this is a must read. Even if you're not, read it anyway. Enjoy it. I did! ...more
If you love Wham, George, Andrew, all 3 or a mixture you will love every word of this memoir
Reading in a kinda diary form from start to finish it details everything from the moment they met until the moment Andrew spoke at the Brits after George’s death
Its rich in fact and I cant fault the information given as it builds an in depth picture into the whole Whamania years plus the before and after
The last part of the book is very moving re their Goodbye concert and then George’s death and the impac ...more
It is part "we were best friends, always and forever"and part, "I contributed more than people realize".
A lover letter to a deep friendship from young boys to popstars but I didn't learn anything new about either of them. If you want salacious you wont find it here!
Part of me wonders why bother and part of me wonders if George was still here would he refute how Andrew insists he contributed more ...more
Have always loved his voice. One of my biggest regrets was never seeing wham or George live.
I was given tickets for wham the final, but couldn’t make due to a holiday booked.
This book is a must read, Andrew telling their story from the beginning and was from the heart. What a beautiful friendship they had! It’s was lovely to read, how they met and supported each other through thick and thin! Wh ...more
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Do I want to read a memoir by George Michael's BFF & Wham! member Andrew Ridgeley?
In case you do not know me, I am obsessed with George Michael & Wham! Truly, I am still heartbroken over his passing. Any stories, music, I can get about George or Yog I am GAME. So, getting the first account from Andrew Ridgeley about his life with George is something that I savor. No doubt ...more
To all naysayers, I think it's pretty obvious from the book, if not for Andrew Ridgley, there would never be Wham!, and quite possibly, even probably, there wouldn't be George Michael. Andrew didn't say that himself, but simply go from event to event and it remains as one glaring, undeniable fact. Even if you're not prone to taking serendipity into life equations, Andrew and his friendship seem to have take ...more
In my mind Wham! was always George Michael and some dancers, including some vague other guy...
I kind of still feel that way after reading this book. While it's fun to hear about the beginnings of the band, their high school years together, their friendship, and stories spanning their career, I probably would not ...more
WHAM!, GEORGE MICHAEL AND ME is one of the best memoirs I ...more
On the plus side, the book is well-written and a quick read. The pictures are numerous and gr ...more
This was a very poignant story, you could feel the love and admiration that Andrew felt for George, this book was an intimate glimpse into their friendship and time in the spotlight. ...more
I absolutely loved reading this - it was a nostalgic trip through my preteen years with the music and the fashions. Ridgeley was always a shadowy sort of figure for me because of my all-encompassing George Michael crush so it wa ...more
Ridgeley is well aware of his role as one of the luckiest men in pop. He seems to have made his peace with it as long ago as Wham!’s second album and it means his book is unburd ...more
Why am I telling you all of thi ...more
When I was in college, I saw George Michael in concert and was amazed at what a great performer he was, and by then, I had seen a lot of good ones. His passing was so unexp ...more
Back in the day, I was a big Wham! fan. Within the realm of my rabid teenage devotion, they came second only to Duran Duran. Their infectious pop music was a balm to the angsty teen years and my crush on George Michael was strong. So learning that surviving Wham! member Andrew Ridgeley had written a book about his years with George had me gladly taking a trip down memory lane.
Ridgeley’s memoir focused heavily on the early years of his friendship with George – pre-Wham!, pre-success. Fr ...more
Most of this story I didn’t know because I never focused on the real lives of Wham only on their music.
According to Andrew, George really needed someone to help him see his potential and support him in his journey, musically and spiritually. By this, I mean his angst over his sexuality and his desire to keep it private. Unfortunately, the world was much less forgiving in the 198 ...more