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    For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley - one-half of one of the most famous bands in the world - tells the inside story of Wham!, his lifelong friendship with George Michael and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early '80s. 

    In 1975 Andrew took a shy new boy at school under his wing. They instantly hit it off, and their boyhood escapades at Bushy Meads School built a bond that was never broken. The duo found themselves riding an astonishing roller coaster of success, taking them all over the world. They made and broke iconic records, they were treated like gods but they stayed true to their friendship and ultimately to themselves. It was a party that seemed as if it would never end. And then it did, in front of tens of thousands of tearful fans at Wembley Stadium in 1986.

    Andrew's memoir covers in wonderful detail those years, up until that last iconic concert: the scrapes, the laughs, the relationships, the good and the bad. It's a unique and one-and-only time to remember that era, that band and those boys.

    ©2019 Andrew Ridgeley (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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    Not a real Wham! fan, but very glad I read this!

    A hugely enjoyable book, beautifully written and read by Andrew. Took me back 40 years to my youth and the music which played such an important role then, and ever since. It lead me to seek out further information on George Michael and to realise what a musical genius he was, and what a difficult life he nevertheless had.

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    • Jbk
    • 18/12/2019

    I loved hearing Wham’s story

    Childhood friends become worldwide stars.
    Fascinating and touching. Andrew’s voice is so soothing. Sweet and heartfelt.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 07/11/2020

    Reliving the good ol 80s

    I grew up with Wham.. we had our local Pick Of The Week top 6 with Wake me Up and Careless Whispers hitting no1 in Penang. Great memories..
    Thank you to Andrew for this memoir.

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    • 07/08/2020

    Smashing!

    This was a wonderful and heart felt book. I enjoyed every moment. Andrew’s narration brought the happiness and sadness that could only come from him and not another narrator. It’s a must listen!

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    • Gracey
    • 24/01/2020

    Excellent

    Thanks goes to Andrew for writing such a beautiful account of his experience developing Wham and, his personal relationship with George Michael. A personable, thoughtful and respectfully written book. George would be proud. You Andrew, was the wind beneath his wings. Your support of George and his talent helped launch his remarkable solo career.

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    • Green631
    • 04/01/2020

    wham, bam thank you ma'am!

    George and Andrew were on posters on my wall growing up. so this was a fun look into how they became famous. Andrew never betrayed George's trust even in writing this- no salty drama here. just 2 grateful guys happy to have a band. it was so sad as he learned of his friends death on Christmas. I really enjoyed this book!

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    • Robin Roebuck
    • 24/12/2019

    Thanks Andrew

    really enjoyed hearing about how y'all got to know each other and George's early life and your Wham days it was wonderful thank you

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    • mario Loffredo
    • 09/12/2019

    Thank you Andrew

    Am a 48 year old male who had the privilege of growing up with Wham and George Michael. Living in the USA and can remember being in 7 grade and every morning listening to wham before school Andrew and George has been with me my hole life and still going strong. Thanks Andrew for this book I was always waiting for your side of the story..

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    • Jalpa Patel
    • 02/12/2019

    Wham fans will enjoy this

    Very insightful look into wham . Loved it learned things I didn’t know . Much respect for Andrew

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    • Angela Farris
    • 25/11/2019

    WHAM! George and Me

    Great story! Glad there wasn’t a lot of focus on George’s passing- Andrew said what he needed to say about it & that’s all that was needed. Wished Andrew had talked/written more about what George would recall several times- the girls he would swipe from him! Would of been fun hearing about that.

    But a fabulous book Andrew! Well written!
    xoxo

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 16/11/2019

    Well Worth the Read/Listen

    Absolutely awesome book. Wham and George Michael have had a spot on my playlist since I was barely able to speak, and George remains my favorite artist. It was great to hear the backstory and inner-workings of the band, as well as Andrew's thoughts and memories. The book is not short at all, but it's so interesting and easy to listen to that I couldn't help but wish there was more as it wrapped. Thank you, Andrew for offering this to the world.