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Careless Whispers: The Life and Career of George Michael
Careless Whispers: The Life and Career of George Michael

Careless Whispers: The Life and Career of George Michael


448 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $28.99 (US $28.99) (CA $38.99)

Publication Date: January 2019

ISBN 9781785585999

Rights: US & CA

Omnibus Press (Jan 2019)

Price: $28.99


An authoritative take on George Michael's rise and tragic fall

George Michael was pop's greatest survivor. He has been UK radio's most-played artist over the last 35 years and the superstar behind the legendary 1980s Faith album and tour. He was a musician with international credibility—and a disaster magnet whose serial scandals never seemed to dent his professional reputation. This searching biography throws a light on Georgios Panayiotou, the Anglo-Greek London boy who had to hide his homosexuality when he was half of the pop phenomenon Wham! before becoming a global superstar and publicly claiming his identity. In Careless Whispers, author Robert Steele details every step of the conflicted superstar's career and digs deep into his closely guarded private life. Drawing on firsthand accounts from Michael's ex-manager and the journalist who was part of his social circle in the 1980s, Careless Whispers examines in detail the life, work, and tragic final act of a much-loved icon.

Author Biography

As a writer and editor in the independent publishing industry, Robert Steele has worked in the genres of popular culture and cinema. As a writer on pop culture, he has provided new chapters for the updates of books including Rock 'n' Roll Babylon by Gary Herman and Marc Bolan: Born to Boogie by Chris Welch and Simon Napier-Bell, as well as producing biographies of teen movie idols such as Orlando Bloom.