Top 10 George Michael Moments:: Aidin Vaziri | On the occasion of George Michael’s first U.S. tour in 17 years, we look back on the accomplishments that helped him sell 85 million albums worldwide and made him one of the most exciting pop icons of our generation.
1. He met Andrew Ridgeley.By all accounts, the bespectacled Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou was a total loser until he met his future musical partner Andrew Ridgeley at Bushey Meads School in Watford, England. Never mind that Ridgeley had absolutely no musical abilities and would have to pretend to play guitar and sing for the length of Wham!’s career. He wisely persuaded Michael to lose his glasses, go on a diet and pluck his eyebrows. That obviously made Ridgeley the real genius of the operation.Continue reading.