2007 – A George Michael / Wham fan is silenced on This Day in Rock! Brian Turner was fined £200 and ordered him to pay £215 in Costs. He played ‘Last Christmas’ on ’11’ all night long to the delight of his neighbors in Newcastle, England. “This goes to 11”.
1995 – After he fails to free himself from his contract with Sony, George “Wham!” Michael announces that DreamWorks SKG has bought out his contract for $40 million.
1986 – Wham! splits up after a final concert at Wembley Stadium, outside of London. Wham! were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fourth and final UK No.1 ‘The Edge Of Heaven’. Also on this day Wham! played their farewell concert in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London.
1985 – Wham! Became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China.
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Careless Whisper,” Wham! featuring George Michael. The song is released as a solo by Michael in the United Kingdom but is included on the group’s U.S. album.
1984 – Ten weeks after its first appearance in the Hot 100 at number 80, Wham!’s single, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go reaches the No. 1 spot. George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley hold their lead for three weeks.
1963 – George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) of Wham! is born in Finchley, London. He scores his biggest hit as a solo artist in 1987 with “Faith,” a million-selling No. 1 song.
1954 – Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, widely ranked up there with Hendrix, is born in Dallas. Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American blues-rock guitarist, whose broad appeal made him an influential electric blues guitarist. and Classic Rock Magazine ranked him #3 in their list of the […]