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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- George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice - Sticker - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $84.60, €69.60 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jun-2021 10:41)on June 18, 2021 at 4:45 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)
- Wham - The Final - Japanese - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $49.35, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 30-May-2021 10:37)on June 18, 2021 at 4:45 am
WHAM The Final (1986 Japanese 15-track double LP, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve complete with an eight-page photo insert, fold-out lyric insert & picture obi-strip. The packaging shows little of its age & the vinyl is Near Mint 38.3P-751~2)
- Wham - Star Box Collection - Japanese - CD album - £45.00, $63.45, €52.20 (New Item) (arrived 27-May-2021 15:41)on June 18, 2021 at 4:45 am
WHAM Star Box (Rare 1993 Japanese-only limited edition 15-track CD compilation album and part of the 'Star Box' collection' including Bad Boys, Wham Rap, Last Christmas, Freedom and more. Comes complete with the unique black bordered picture sleeve with 48-page booklet plus 'Star Box' silver obi-strip. The sleeve displays little age and the disc has only a few light cosmetic surface marks. This compilation was not released anywhere else in the world, the entire 'Star Box' series isnow very hard to find! ESCA-5857)
- Wham - Club Tropicana - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2021 12:49)on June 18, 2021 at 4:45 am
WHAM! Club Tropicana (Rare 1983 Japanese wide centred 7" vinyl single, also featuring Blue [Armed With Love], complete with a unique fold-out poster sleeve with mini Japanese Wham! cartoon, lyrics to both tracks, profiles of George & Andrew & fantastic pin-up colour poster inside. This example remains in a 'near as near' condition with minimal signs of wear or age 07.5P-241)
- Wham - Fantastic - 3 song stickered p/s - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 29-May-2021 10:56)on June 18, 2021 at 4:45 am
WHAM Fantastic (1983 UK 8-track LP, song-hype stickered picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear whilst the vinyl still looks barely played IVL25328)