Some Lesser Known Facts About George Michael
- Did George Michael smoke?: Yes
- Did George Michael drink alcohol?: Yes
- George was born to a Greek father and a Jewish mother.
- Very few people know that his first band was ‘The Executive’ (1979-80), which was formed in the summer of 1979, who played their first show on 5 November 1979, at a misty Bonfire night, in a Methodist church hall in Bushey, England.
- After his schooling, he formed the band Wham!, with his friend Andrew Ridgeley and gave their 1st U.S. hit with “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.”
- In 1986, the band split up after which he went solo and gave a hit “I Want Your Sex” with 7 million copies sold.
- In 1988, he won a Grammy Award for the song “I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me),” a duet with Aretha Franklin, and his album ‘Faith’ won the Grammy for album of the year.