From the NME.
A nine-metre mural of George Michael is set to be unveiled in the London borough of Brent next month, in the neighbourhood where the late singer grew up.
British artist Dawn Mellor has been commissioned to create a permanent painting of the singer in Kingsbury, which is set to celebrate his iconic life and career.
It will be unveiled during Brent Borough of Culture 2020, accompanied by a programme of activities and learning programmes taking place at the local schools Michael attended.
The painting will form part of Studio Voltaire elsewhere, a series of ambitious artworks set to be unveiled throughout London, as The Guardian reports.
Mellor has previously painted portraits of The Queen and Karl Lagerfeld, but the new commission marks the Manchester artist’s first permanent public piece.
In January, Michael was among the new additions to The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, a book that compiles the life stories of the most influential people in British history.
New entries are only allowed to be added following their death, with all of 2020’s additions having died in 2016. Michael joined the likes of Sir George Martin and David Bowie in bringing the total number of articles in the dictionary to 61,411, which covers the lives of 63,693 people.
Michael is recognised for his “phenomenally successful pop group Wham!,” and for “a solo career which saw him top the UK singles and album charts seven times each and sell more than 80 million records worldwide
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- Wham - Club Tropicana - UK - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-Apr-2021 12:05)on April 11, 2021 at 6:04 am
WHAM Club Tropicana (1983 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single on the Innervision label, also including the Instrumental Version & Blue (Armed With Love), picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edge scuffing nd minor ringwear, whilst appears barely played TA3613)
- George Michael - Praying For Time - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 03-Apr-2021 10:01)on April 11, 2021 at 6:04 am
GEORGE MICHAEL Praying For Time (1990 UK 12" vinyl single, also including If You Were My Woman. The glossy title sleeve is Excellent with some minor ring wear & despite a few faint paper scuffs, the vinyl remains in Excellent condition GEOT1)
- Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-Mar-2021 09:15)on April 11, 2021 at 6:04 am
WHAM Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Classic 1984 UK 3-track 12" single, also featuring the Instrumental version & a performance of A Ray Of Sunshine specially recorded for the Channel 4 TV programme 'The Tube'. The picture sleeve has some lightedgwear and a few scuff marks on the reverse, whilst the vinyl looks barely played TA4440)
- Wham - Freedom - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 30-Mar-2021 09:16)on April 11, 2021 at 6:04 am
WHAM Freedom (1984 UK 12" vinyl single, featuring the Long Version & Instrumental. The picture sleeve shows very little wear, whilst the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play TA4743)
- George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice - Sticker - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $81.60, €67.20 (New Item) (arrived 30-Mar-2021 13:27)on April 11, 2021 at 6:04 am
GEORGE MICHAEL Listen Without Prejudice (1990 UK 10-track vinyl LP, including Praying For Time, complete with illustrated lyric inner, hype stickered glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played)