Wham! George & Me – Andrew Ridgeley
You wait for a good pop biography to come along and then this appears at the same time as Me – Elton John. Andrew Ridgeley’s life shares some of the lifestyle that Elton has had over the course of his career, but where Elton has always been centre stage the star, Ridgeley has always had to share the stage and limelight with someone who is widely seen as the talent of the band . . . . thus making Ridgeley the side act.
His bond with George was formed at school and their shared early passion for music lead to the formation of Wham and a career that saw them on the biggest stages and selling a lot of records.
The friendship with George lasted through all of this and beyond the break up of the band but their is poignancy in the way that Ridgeley recounts all of this and the perceived gap in talent between the two of them.
Hardback. 350 pages.
16cm x 24cm x 3.3cm