By (author) Rob Jovanovic
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George Michael by Rob Jovanovic
Book DescriptionGeorge Michael is an enigma. While he is one of the most open and vocal pop superstars on the planet, he also fiercely protective of his privacy. From the formation of Wham! In 1981 he immediately found fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams. His music formed the soundtrack to the 1980s and he achieved all of this despite growing up in a dysfunctional family where his father openly proclaimed that George had no talent. Wham! Split in 1986 but Michael went on to greater things as a solo artist. Along the way he has been embroiled in several controversies, but in a refreshing change to other superstars, he has been happy to address his issues head-on in the media. A court case with Sony; an arrest in a Los Angeles public toilet; minor run-ins over class-C drugs; and traffic offences in London. Rob Jovanovic's new biography of George Michael tackles the issues that formed the superstar today and his place as a cultural icon. It also for the first time analyses Michael's musical output and groundbreaking videos, right up to his triumphant 2006 tour, the first in 15 years as Michael returned from the music wilderness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749909802
(195mm x 125mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rob Jovanovic
Throwing Frisbees at the Sun, Paperback (March 2015)
Career-spanning biography of one of the most acclaimed and innovative musicians of the past three decades.
Big Star, Paperback (June 2013)
We've sort of flirted with greatness, R E M's Peter Buck admitted. But we've yet to make a record as good as Big Star's Third. Although Big Star were together for less than four years and had little commercial success, influence of their three original albums - continues to grow. This title offers a definitive history of rock's forgotten band.
Version of Reason, Paperback (February 2010)
The missing Manic - an authoritative look into the life and times of Richey Edwards, the Manic Street Preachers' guitarist who disappeared in 1995.
Michael Stipe, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Rob Jovanovic
Michael Stipe is one of the most instantly recognisable faces in rock. This biography explores his nomadic early years as the child in a military family, his early love of punk and photography, his relationship with his two sisters and the drive behind one of the hardest working men in music.
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Author Biography - Rob Jovanovic
Jovanovic has written about music for numerous magazines, including Mojo, Q, Level, Record Collector and Uncut, and many other publications such as The Guinness Rockopedia and The Rare Record Price Guide. He is a full-time writer and is based in Nottingham. Visit his website at www.jovanovic.co.uk.
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