MICHAEL, George (1963-2016)
Born Georgios Kyrlacos Panaylotou. British singer, songwriter, record producer and philalthropist.
SP – Signed Photograph. Stunning 8”x10” color glossy portrait wearing sunglasses and a dark suit; boldly signed in bold marker pen. This signed image is a “10” on a scale of “10”.
Michael rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! and, later, embarked on a solo career. He told over 115 million records worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Late in his career, Michael came out as gay and was an active LGBT rights campaigner and HIV charity fundraiser.
Michael won various music awards: two Grammys; three Brit Awards; three American Music Awards; four MTV Video Music Awards; six Ivor Novello Awards. In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael the most played artist on British radio during the period 1984-2004. In 2008, Michael was ranked 40th on Billboard’s list of the Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time.