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  1. OP has finally joined after all these years...
  2. A selection of George’s friends and love ones have kindly sent a series of messages to help us celebrate and mark 30 years since the release of Freedom! ’90. Read them in full below: Kate Moss “Freedom is my most favourite music video ever, I’m just gutted I wasn’t in it! I loved George and miss him madly.” Mark Ronson “Freedom ‘90 is one of the greatest, most euphoric dance songs of all time.The fact that such a deep song about shedding one’s skins and the expectations of the world with it could also be so damn funky, it’s truly a masterpiece.” Sam Smith “Today’s marks 30 years since freedom. A song that has been the soundtrack and part of an album that has guided me through my life and been a friend to me and so many of us along the way. We miss you everyday George, and although myself and the public did not know you personally, you touched our hearts with your voice and encouraged us to sing out loud. Happy birthday freedom x” Kylie Minogue “Linda! Naomi! Christy! Tatjana! CINDY!!! And a special mention for John & Mario! Plus, THE GUITAR! That’s just the start but there’s no end to my appreciation for David Fincher’s stunning video and the icon himself, GEORGE! What a song, what an icon, what a man.” Linda Evangelista “I wish George were here to mark the 30th anniversary of “Freedom ’90”. The time I spent with him as well as being part of the legacy of the music video, are two things I hold close to my heart.” Tatjana Patitz “I met George in LA in 87’ and he was such a sweetheart, almost a little shy I thought. I was a huge fan of his and when he was part of Wham I had a bit of a teenage crush. We did a cover together with Herb Ritts ( can’t remember for what though). We socialized here and there and then I was asked to be part of the Freedom video, and it was an amazing creative experience and so much fun working on it with him and David Fincher.” Mariah Carey “Happy Anniversary freedom 90! George Michael’s music continues to inspire us all.” Donatella Versace “Georges ‘Freedom’ has always had a special place in my heart. I can’t believe he released it 30 years ago. Over time people have read a lot of different things into it. The way I have always interpreted it, was this urge to finally let down all pretenses and be who you want to be and to express yourself in your own way. With what’s going on in the world today, this song takes on a deeper meaning. For our health and wellbeing, we have all had to make sacrifices: simple things that we take for granted. Necessary, but something that makes us all realize the true meaning of the word freedom.” Elton John “I was fortunate enough to be sitting in the front row of Gianni Versace’s Autumn/Winter ‘91 fashion show. Being the true flamboyant showman that he is, Gianni closed the show by cranking up George Michael’s Freedom and sending Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington down runway, linked arm in arm. The place went nuts as the girls sang along, strutting to the beat of the music. That one fashion moment exploded around the world. By literally recreating the spirit of George’s iconic music video, the House of Versace was forever linked with the cult of the Supermodel.” Dita Von Teese “As my favorite artist of all time, George Michael’s music has been the soundtrack for countless life-changes I’ve been through since I was a teenager. His music and lyrics from every era of his career continues to move me deeply. I feel so fortunate that I got to know him a bit. I miss him, and the music he would have made, very much.” Emanuele Farneti “Ah, Freedom! Such a nice energy, so much beauty in that video. This song is the symbol of a very lighthearted moment in time, and in my personal life. I remember George playing it one sweet spring night at the old Arena, Milano. One of the best concerts I have been to: a big, peaceful, colorful crowd dancing together. We missed that so much in times like this”. Olivia Palermo “I was only 4 years old when Freedom was released but it has established this truly unique position in popular culture as an anthem for self-expression, human rights, and the fashion industry. I’ve danced to it on sets, heard it played at Pride, and have referenced it in my own creative conceptualizations.” Elle Macpherson “Freedom. No better song to define what we are seeking in 2020. George, a friend and an inspiration, was ahead of his time. I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since this iconic song was released- and it’s still so relevant today. Quality sustains longevity. Beautifully art directed and performed by my incredible peers, this remains one of my favorite songs, époques, and memories of all time. We miss you George. There’s never been another like you.” Rupert Everett “When I think of freedom I remember how carefree we all felt when that song came out. It is especially moving to hear the song now – since we don’t have any freedom in the same way. That ‘free’ world has evaporated – gone up in smoke. Someone should write tedium as a follow up!” January Jones “Happy Anniversary Freedom 90! How has it been 30yrs?! This video was my favorite and is so ingrained in my memory! All I wanted was to be one of those beautiful women when I grew up, they were all so ****, confident, strong and free, everything that the song represented to me then and still does now! Love Freedom Forever.” Nick Rhodes “It is rare that a song and even more so, the combination of a song and video achieve the status of defining a period. I knew instantly when I first saw the Freedom 90 video on MTV, that it was destined to mark those times. Whilst it really does not seem possible that three decades have passed since then, the song has aged gracefully and the video is deeply rooted in our culture, it will forever remain a classic.” Sharon Stone “I won’t let you down, so please don’t give me up.” The first line of George Michael’s Freedom, says more than even Michael could have predicted in his culture changing, emblematic song. By bringing together supermodels, Cindi Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz, Michael explained both literally and figuratively that the clothes don’t make the man (or woman). “All we have to see is that I don’t belong to you and you don’t belong to me”. Never were these words more prescient that with the recent American Supreme Court appointment with only one -party participation. This was the endless battle of George Michael’s life. George Michael spent his extraordinarily talented life standing up to constant attacks while using his altruistic voice to speak out with love for love and for the right to love for everyone. As my mother says, “it is not important who you love, but that you love.” I will always carry George in my heart, because he knew that FREEDOM begins with LOVE in your heart, not just for yourself, or your ideals, but with room enough for everyone.” – Sharon Stone https://www.georgemichael.com/news/article/#news-32504
  3. Michelle Obama Demonizes 70 Million Americans Who Voted For Trump: Support ‘Hate, Chaos, Division’ https://www.dailywire.com/news/michelle-obama-demonizes-70-million-americans-who-voted-for-trump-support-hate-chaos-division What a moron. From now on When an unarmed black man is killed, at least the orange man isn't in office. When your friends or loved ones died of COVID, at least the orange man isn't in office. When you're still poor and have no social mobility because you're uneducated and have no work ethic, at least the orange man isn't in office. When the rich keep getting richer and getting tax breaks, at least the orange man isn't in office. When another school shooting happens, at least the orange man isn't in office. When more of your privacy is taken away, at least the orange man wasn't in office. Thank God the orange man is gone.
  4. One of the funniest thing that came out from this election was that the so called 'racist' Donald Trump have won over more non-white voters. Some have noted that’s the strongest support for a Republican since Richard Nixon, who won 32 per cent of the non-white vote in 1960! Why didn't these people vote on our saviors Biden and Harris?
  5. Yo Jordy boy! Check the video below and watch how Biden and Harris were ripping against each other and then Tulsi Gabbard went on to destroy her. Awesome, right?
  6. One of the funniest thing right now is how much emphasis the media is putting on the VP having a ******* and being black.
  7. To think that George Michael wrote, produced and arranged this album when he was just 20-21 years old. To delivered this at such a young age both critically and commercially showed how talented he really was.
  8. Yep, George at his peak of his popularity won the Favorite Male Soul award against Michael Jackson and Bobby Brown. Presented By Paula Abdul and other. Also George Michael won the R&B Album of the year as well. Black community felt threatened by his talent so much that Public Enemy, Gladys Knight and Freddie Jackson were vocally about it. https://gmforever.com/george-michael-controversy-after-winning-the-favorite-male-rb-award/ More Trivia: George Michael became the first white soloist to top the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (then called Top Black Albums) when his debut solo set Faith, featuring a more mature and gospel-tinged sound than his Wham! output, led the list for six weeks in 1988. (Average White Band became the first white act overall to top the chart, with two sets in 1975.) In September 1988, Michael told JET magazine, "I was much happier with [Faith] being the No. 1 Black [chart] album than I was when it became the No. 1 pop album. There was much more of a sense of achievement. I knew this album would be a shock or a surprise to people in this country. The uptempo side of the new music is more overtly ***ual, more black." Before Timberlake, there was George Michael...
  9. Good luck to Joe Biden! Lets see how he's going to handle America's problem now that the 'boogeyman' will be out of the picture.
  10. Make It Big is the second studio album from British pop duo Wham!, released in 1984. The album was a critical and commercial success, hitting number one in both the UK and the US and spawning four singles, all topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Outside the US, "Careless Whisper" was credited as a George Michael solo effort upon its release as a single, while "Everything She Wants" was released as a double A-side with "Last Christmas", which would later appear on the following album Music from the Edge of Heaven. It was certified 6× Platinum in the US within weeks of the album's tenth anniversary in 1994. Make it Big received positive reviews. Christopher Connelly from Rolling Stone wrote, "George Michael's music is an unabashed rehash of Motown", adding "Make It Big is an almost flawless pop record, a record that does exactly what it wants to and has a great deal of fun doing it."[4] Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic writes, "They succeeded on a grander scale than they ever could have imagined, conquering the world and elsewhere with this effervescent set of giddy new wave pop-soul, thereby making George Michael a superstar and consigning Andrew Ridgeley to the confines of Trivial Pursuit." Singles From This Album
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