George Michael RIP (53)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Vaughan, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
  2. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    You sort of brace yourself for the older ones going, but not him..
  3. PROG U.K.

    PROG U.K. Audiophile-Anglophile

    New England
    Voice of an angel, troubled soul. We are all just praying for time. RIP.
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  4. Carlox

    Carlox Forum Resident

    Porto, Portugal
    Totally Right.
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  5. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Such a rotten year.

    I can't claim to have been a George Michael fan, but he was a talented songwriter, phenomenal singer and the only one I've heard convincingly cover a Freddie Mercury vocal when he tore up Somebody To Love at the Freddie tribute concert and stole the show.

    Very sad news. Far too young aswell.
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  6. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

  7. What the hell...this makes me cry. He was a part of my childhood. Beautiful singing voice. wth

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  8. Orion XXV

    Orion XXV Music Enthusiast

    To think we've lost George Michael, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson before 2017 is surprising.

    I mean, these were the faces of the mid-late 1980's... they were everywhere.
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  9. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
    Ahhhh!! to painful memories spring summer 1985. So sad.

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  10. Dan Steely

    Dan Steely Your Mother Should Know

    53?! C'mon, man...:cry:
  11. Ern

    Ern Forum Resident

    RIP ☹
    listening to him singing TLAWR brings tears to my eyes
  12. 3Dman

    3Dman The Last Fridge Rando

    The thing about losing George, Prince and David is that these were immeasurably talented folks who appealed to a wide spectrum, the likes of we will never see again. It doesn't seem to be possible to attain that level of popularity and respect nowadays. George was an amazing talent, he will be missed.
  13. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    2016 just go away
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  14. M2225

    M2225 Zhar the Mad

    Helsinki, Finland
    53 is no age, R.I.P. Michael.
  15. jamiesjamies

    jamiesjamies I love Abba

    Leeds, England
    Devastated. RIP George and thank you.
  16. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Bad news. A great artist.
    If there was ever a perfect pop song, "Faith" would be one of them.
  17. hackjo

    hackjo Forum Resident

    A lot of cultural touch points disappearing this year. A reminder of mortality, but perhaps we should reflect on the fact that there are many talented people out there, who are unknown, dying in their thousands each year with no recognition whatsoever.

    The loss of talented artists like George is very sad, but maybe this is an inadvertent opportunity to review our priorities?
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  18. Carlox

    Carlox Forum Resident

    Porto, Portugal
    My favourite song of George.
    Man... I don't believe...

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  19. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York
    Painful the memories of 1984.

  20. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    THIS was the performance that made me realize how talented this man truly was.
    An absolutely convincing and fine version.
    Listen Without Prejudice........

    53? I'll be 53 next year. Too close.
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  21. hackjo

    hackjo Forum Resident

    Damn right. The music industry is decimated so while there may be plenty out there equally, maybe more talented, we are unlikely to see them rise to prominence in the same way ever again.
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  22. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York

    With his mate Andrew.
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  23. aussievinyl

    aussievinyl Forum Resident

    I'm reminded of so many great songs he left us with. RIP George. Those of us who grew up listening to you lost more than memories somehow.
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  24. Moonbeam Skies

    Moonbeam Skies Forum Resident

    Phoenix, Arizona
    Another 80s icon is gone.
    I actually liked a few of his songs: Freedom (by Wham!), Careless Whisper, Faith.
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  25. JPagan

    JPagan Forum Resident

    South Florida
    George's lesser known Christmas classic:

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