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 - I'm Your Man - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $16.68, €13.80 (New Item) (arrived 07-May-2021 12:20)on May 8, 2021 at 11:28 am
WHAM I'm Your Man (Original 1985 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, featuring the Extended Stimulation Mix, Instrumental and Acapella, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little light general wear, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of playTA6716)
- George Michael - I Want Your Sex - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $13.90, €11.50 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2021 16:20)on May 8, 2021 at 11:28 am
GEORGE MICHAEL I Want Your Sex (1987 UK 12" vinyl single featuring the thirteen minute three part Monogamy Mix of the title track & Hard Day, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light wear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play LUSTP1)
- Wham - Everything She Wants - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £35.00, $48.65, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 06-Apr-2021 09:59)on May 8, 2021 at 11:28 am
WHAM Everything She Wants (Archive Quality 1984 Japanese 12" single, featuring the Remix Version plus Like A Baby, housed in a picture sleeve with unique full colour fold-out calendar/lyric insert with a full page pictorial of Japanese merchandise goods one side & obi-strip. Both the sleeve & vinyl are near mint, still in the original open shrinkwrap 12.3P-587)
- Wham - Careless Whisper + Shrink - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £45.00, $62.55, €51.75 (New Item) (arrived 06-Apr-2021 10:00)on May 8, 2021 at 11:28 am
WHAM Careless Whisper (Archive Quality 1984 Japanese 3-track 12" single featuring the Extended Mix, Instrumental & a special version produced by Jerry Wexler, housed in a unique picture sleeve [different to the UK edition] credited to 'Wham Featuring George Michael', complete with Japanese/ lyric insert & obi-strip. Still in the original open shrink, the sleeve & vinyl are near 'as new' 12.3P-570)
- Wham - Freedom - Japanese - 12" vinyl - £35.00, $48.65, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 06-Apr-2021 10:01)on May 8, 2021 at 11:28 am
WHAM Freedom (1984 Japanese 12" vinyl single featuring the Long Mix & Instrumental Versions, picture sleeve with lyrics printed on the reverse, complete with discography obi-strip. This example remains in its original open shrink from new, remaining in near mint condition with near as new vinyl #12.3P-573)