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George Michael

On the first anniversary of his death, Radio 2 celebrates the huge talent of George Michael through his entire catalogue and interviews he gave to the BBC over the years.

On the first anniversary of his death, Radio 2 celebrates the huge talent of George Michael through his entire catalogue and interviews he gave to BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 and BBC One and BBC Four television over the years on Wham, his solo career and collaborations with artists like Elton John and Aretha Franklin.

Key album tracks, hit singles and live performances will be taken from Wham's Fantastic, Make It Big and Music From The Edge Of Heaven plus George's Faith, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, Older, Songs From The Last Century, Patience and Symphonica as well as the charity project Red Hot + Dance.

The programme features classic conversations with Sir Michael Parkinson, Paul Gambaccini, Vicki Wickham, Mark Goodier, Steve Wright and Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs and comments from George on his life and the creation of his songs and live performances. George naturally comes across as a wise, kind, dedicated, sometimes (justifiably) sad genius with a great sense of humour and modesty about his world class achievements.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2017 20:00

Music Played

  • Wham!

    Bad Boys

    • Wham! - Fantastic.
    • Epic.
  • Sir Cliff Richard & The Drifters

    Move It

    • Cliff Richard - 40 Golden Greats.
    • EMI.
  • Wham!

    If You Were There

    • Wham - The Best Of Wham!.
    • Epic.
  • Phil Lynott

    Yellow Pearl

    • And I Write The Songs (Various Artis.
    • Debutante.
  • Wham!

    Young Guns (Go For It!)

    • Wham - The Best Of Wham!.
    • Epic.
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

    The Message

    • (CD Single).
    • Deep Beats.
  • Wham!

    Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)

    • Wham - The Best Of Wham!.
    • Epic.
  • Wham!

    Club Tropicana

    • The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist.
    • Virgin.
  • Wham!

    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
  • Wham!

    Last Christmas

    • That's Christmas (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • George Michael

    Amazing

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony.
  • Wham!

    I'm Your Man

    • Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • Wham!

    Everything She Wants

    • Wham! - Make It Big.
    • Epic.
  • Aretha Franklin & George Michael

    I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
  • George Michael

    Faith

    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
  • George Michael

    Kissing A Fool

    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
  • George Michael

    Freedom! '90

    • (Single).
    • Epic.
    • 1.
  • George Michael

    Waiting For That Day

    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
  • George Michael

    Heal The Pain

    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
  • George Michael

    Praying For Time

    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
    • 5.
  • George Michael

    A Different Corner

    • Symphonica.
    • Virgin EMI.
    • 3.
  • George Michael

    Cowboys And Angels

    • Symphonica.
    • Virgin EMI.
    • 12.
  • George Michael

    Roxanne (Live)

    • Symphonica.
    • Virgin EMI.
    • 9.
  • George Michael

    Too Funky

    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
    • 8.
  • George Michael

    Fastlove

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic.
  • George Michael & Elton John

    Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • George Michael

    Jesus To A Child

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.

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