Perhaps, though, the real starting point is Radlett, a commuter town of 60,000 souls, north-west of London, where some scenes of Stanley Kubricks A Clockwork Orange were filmed. Its where young Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (born 25 June 1963) and his loving, tightly bound, part-Greek-Cypriot, part-English family moved from their original North London home. Like teenagers the world over, George and his best friend, fellow Bushey Meads Comprehensive student Andrew Ridgeley, would dream of pop stardom, of making it big: I wanted to be loved, admitted George. It was an ego satisfaction thing. Deep down, the pair of dreamers understood that it wasnt going to happen. http://henrythomasnow.boxcrack.net/2016/08/01/a-few-questions-on-quick-solutions-for-vocationThese things just didnt happen. Yet, these things do occasionally happen and as Wham!, the duo would encapsulate the early-80s. From that first single to their last, 1986s The Edge Of Heaven/Where Did Your Heart Go, they sold 25 million records and they departed in a blaze of glory before 72,000 people at Wembley Stadium on June 26 1986, their friendship as strong as it was in the beginning. Wham! never got old and never lost their exclamation mark, but along the way, George won the first of his three Ivor Novello Songwriter Of The Year awards in 1985. weblinkThey had two US Number 1 singles and a Number 1 album titled Make It Big to commemorate those Bushey Meads dreams they became first western band to play China and George began his long but mercifully mostly undocumented commitment to charity work with a performance on Band Aids Do They Know Its Christmas and by donating all Wham!
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