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DESCRIPTION: Original Air Date June 17th 2023: On June 25, 2023 BBC will be marking what would have been the singer-songwriter’s 60th birthday, while July 9 is the 40th anniversary of Wham!’s debut album, Fantastic. The BBC digs deep into the archives for typically charismatic interviews he did with the likes of Kirsty Young, Michael Parkinson and others. In this archival compilation of George Michael’s best – loved and mostly playing solo performances and Wham!. Interesting facts are shown as text at the bottom of the screen during the performances that relate to both the performance as well as facts about his career at the time. Classics, including such hits as Club Tropicana club, Freedom, Faith, Outside and Amazing along with much much more!

Track and Segment Listings: 

1. Parkinson: 5th December 1998: Interview clip
2. Parkinson: 5th December 1998: “Outside” LIVE
3. Eight Days A Week May 1984: Interview regarding working with a new producer in America at the time.
4. Top of the Pops August 1984: Careless Whisper
5. BBC Breafast October 1983: interview with various friends outside the theater before a Wham! concert. Following is backstage footage of George and Andrew preparing to go on stage and then a very rare live performance of “Young Guns (Go For It!)” LIVE
6. Top of The Pops November 1982: Young Guns (Go For It!)” performance
7. Parkinson: 5th December 1998: Interview clip
8. Top of The Pops March 1991: “Freedom ’90” (Music Video)
9. Parkinson: 5th December 1998: “A Different Corner” LIVE
10. The Terry Wogan Show October 1984: WHAM! Are interviewed both George and Andrew and later in the program the band perform “Freedom”
11. Kirsty Wark Talks to George Michael November 2005: Interview George talks about the fact that he’s never addressed him self as a real name and doesn’t speak Greek except for curse words in Greek that his mother in advertently taught him. George also discusses the origins of his nickname when he was 13 to introduce Andrew to his parents for the first time.
12. Top of The Pops August 1983: Club Tropicana (performance)
13. Concert for Linda April 1999: “The Long and Winding Road” LIVE
14. Pop Quiz April 1983: clip of George Michael answering a question about QUEEN
15. Top of The Pops April 1993: “Somebody To Love” LIVE (from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 24th of November 1991)
16. Kirsty Wark Talks to George Michael November 2005: “John And Elvis Are Dead” (music video clip) then the interview continues from 7-Eleven where George now discusses making his music of immediately available online
17. George Michael at The Palais Garnier in Paris France April 2014: “John And Elvis Are Dead” LIVE
18. Top of The Pops June 1992: “Too Funky” (Music Video)
19. Top of The Pops October 1999: “Brother Can You Spare A Dime” LIVE (From NetAid 9th of October 1999)
20. Top of The Pops February 1987: “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me” with Aretha Franklin (Music Video clip)
21. Top of The Pops June 1984: “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” (performance)
22. Parkinson: 5th December 1998: Interview clip
23. Top of The Pops May 1996: “Fastlove” (Music Video)
24. Top of The Pops March 2003: “The Grave” LIVE
25. Top of The Pops June 1986: “Edge Of Heaven” (performance)
26. Top of The Pops January 1996: “Jesus To A Child” (Music Video)
27. Kirsty Wark Talks to George Michael November 2005: George is told that Elton John thinks that he should “lighten up” George agrees and discusses matters in the interview
28. Top of The Pops December 1991: “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” with Elton John (Music Video)
29. Parkinson: March 2004: “Amazing” LIVE
30. Concert for Linda April 1999: “Faith” LIVE with Johnny Marr of The Smiths

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

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Weight.25 lbs

1 review for GEORGE MICHAEL at The BBC DVD (2023 BBC TV Special) WHAM!

  1. Nancy L Ryan (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful DVD. Many of his performances and interviews through the years. This company delivers quickly and the quality is superb!

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