The Resource George Michael : a life, James Gavin

George Michael : a life, James Gavin

Label
George Michael : a life
Title
George Michael
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
James Gavin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The definitive biography of George Michael, offering an expansive look at the troubled life of the legendary singer, songwriter, and pop superstar" --
  • George Michael was an extravagantly gifted, openhearted soul singer whose work was both pained and smolderingly erotic. He was a songwriter of true craft and substance, and his music swept the world, starting in the mid-1980s. His fabricated image--that of a hypermacho sex god--loomed large in the pop culture of his day. It also hid--for a time--the secret he fought against revealing: Michael was gay. Soon his obsession with fame would start to backfire. As one of the industry's most privileged yet tortured men began to self-destruct, the press showed little sympathy. George Michael: A Life explores the compelling story of a superstar whose struggles, as well as his songs, continue to touch fans all over the world. Acclaimed music biographer James Gavin traces Michael's metamorphosis from the shy and awkward Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou into the swaggering, dominant half of the leading British pop duo of the 1980s Wham!; he then details Michael's sensational solo career and its subsequent unraveling. With deep analysis of the creative process behind Michael's albums, tours, and music videos, as well as interviews with hundreds of his friends and colleagues, George Michael: A Life is a probing, definitive portrait of a pop legend
Assigning source
provided by the publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LE#
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gavin, James
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M644
LC item number
G38 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Michael, George
  • Singers
  • Gay men
  • Rock musicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBTQ+
Target audience
adult
Label
George Michael : a life, James Gavin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
1330847183
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 502 pages
Isbn
9781419747946
Lccn
2022930494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
Label
George Michael : a life, James Gavin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
1330847183
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 502 pages
Isbn
9781419747946
Lccn
2022930494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations

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