1963 – 2016
Important Dates in the Life of George Michael
The George Michael documentary Freedom – Director’s Cut was premiered in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland.
Posthumous re-release of the ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 album on October 20th, a day before George Michael: Freedom documentary premiered on Showtime. The re-issued album is available both as a 2CD and deluxe 3CD/DVD set — and packaged with 1996 live set MTV Unplugged, as well as B-sides and other rarities. It peaked at number 1 in the UK charts for a week on October 27, 2017,
A new version of George Michael‘s “Fantasy” featuring Nile Rodgers premiered on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 show. “Fantasy” was originally released as a b-side on the “Freedom ’90” 12-inch in 1990 and later appeared on the 2011 deluxe edition of Faith. The single peaked at #85 in the UK charts.
George Michael was one of the performers at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony billed as “A Symphony of British Music.” He performed “Freedom ’90’ and his new single ‘White Light.’
George performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness at the Wembley Stadium
The live version of the George Michael and Elton John duet ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ hit number 1 in the UK singles chart. Proceeds from the record are divided into 10 different charities.
George’s duet with Aretha Franklin “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” hit #1 in the UK Charts