Just six words became one of the great lines of popular music: ‘Guilty feet have got no rhythm.’ It was 1981 and George Michael was still only 17.
They needed tracks that showcased them as the fun-loving soul boys they were. It gave George the idea for a song that became Wham Rap! did a personal appearance and thought they would be perfect for Saturday Superstore, a children’s television programme.
Speculation about his sexuality was now almost a national pastime.
He refused to confirm or deny the question about the gay rumours that slipped into every interview and continued to reinforce the image of Wham! The ridiculous nature of the predicament that George found himself in was perfectly captured in his ‘relationship’ with the American actress Brooke Shields. ’s 1985 American tour opened with a couple of nights in Chicago.
Before the accident, I was very interested in nature and biology.
But after the accident, literally within two weeks I brought home a violin – unfortunately a violin – and within months was obsessed with music.’At secondary school, he met Andrew Ridgeley, who shared his love of music, and they became determined to make it in the business. , Club Tropicana and Careless Whisper at Andrew’s parents’ house. , released in June 1982, just before George’s 19th birthday, was a flop, failing to make the top 100.