George Michael

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Historian David Kynaston is a life-long fan of Aldershot Town. Photograph:  David Levenson/Getty Images

A lot has happened in the five years since David Cameron made his Aston Villa gaffe. During April 2015, the prime minister was celebrating the diversi(...)

The cover of the final edition of Q magazine

It seems a strange comparison to make, but in its initial incarnation at least, Q magazine was as much a product of its era as Oz and the Internationa(...)

People mentioned in instant messaging conversations, even if they didn’t take part in them, have legal rights to scrutinise them. Photograph: Getty Images

Loose lips sink ships was the famous warning on second World War posters; George Michael warned us against careless whispers; and American poet Carl S(...)

George Michael – whose real name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career. File photograph: Getty

George Michael’s sister Melanie Panayiotou has died aged 55, exactly three years on from the singer’s death. According to reports, Ms Panayiotou was (...)

Christmas FM launches its 2019 programme with charity partner Barretstown: station co-founder Garvan Rigby; former Irish rugby player and Barretstown ambassador Gordon D’Arcy; Barretstown chief executive Dee Ahearn; station co-founder Walter Hegarty

What better tribute can be made to the solid gold joy of Christmas FM, the station that “jingles more bells than any other”, than the honour of its ow(...)

Elton John performs during his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at Madison Square Garden in 2018 in New York City. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

On a Thursday morning in his Toronto hotel room, Elton John is in high spirits. He is 12 months into a three-year farewell tour that has sold out aren(...)

Emma Forrest and actor Ben Mendelsohn. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

In every city I’ve lived, my sister has been the one to set up the printer, testing it by printing me the lyrics to George Michael’s Freedom! ’90. I a(...)

Elton John performs at the 3Arena in Dublin as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

It feels like Elton John is everywhere these days. He’s bursting out of the multiplex in Rocketman with Taron Egerton tackling the Dame at his most gl(...)

George Michael had found an unlikely ally in the protagonist from McEllistrim V Ballymacelligott Co-operative Agricultural and Dairy Society Ltd. Photograph: Neil Munns/PA

When the late George Michael sued his record company Sony in 1994, seeking release from a contract he considered “professional slavery”, one of the le(...)

Keith Flint of The Prodigy, performs at the 10th annual Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival in Incheon, west of Seoul in 2015. Photograph: Ed Jones /AFP/Getty Images

As the lead singer of The Prodigy, Keith Flint carried the sound of British rave music from an insular community of party-goers to an international au(...)

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