Wham! George & Me - Andrew Ridgeley

Wham! George & Me

By Andrew Ridgeley

  • Release Date: 2019-10-03
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings



For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley tells the inside story of Wham!, his life-long friendship with George Michael and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early eighties.

'I couldn't put it down. Such a fantastic book' Chris Evans, Virgin Radio

School mates. Band mates. Soul mates . . .

When Andrew Ridgley took George Michael, the new boy at school, under his wing, he discovered a soul mate.

In Wham! George and Me, Andrew tells the story of how they rode a rollercoaster of success around the world while making iconic records and surviving superstardom with their friendship intact. It is a memoir of love, music, the flamboyant 1980s and living in a pop hurricane.

No one else can ever tell their story - because no one else was there.

'A joyous celebration of the Wham! years. For anyone who was a teenager in the early 1980s, it will take you on a nostalgia trip. It's an honest but affectionate account of a remarkable duo who remained true to their origins and their friendship throughout it all' Daily Express

'As infectious as their music' Daily Mirror

'A remarkably generous memoir. In more than one sense, the biography of a friend' Spectator

'A great story' Saturday Live, Radio 4

'A lovely book. A love letter to George' Graham Norton, BBC One

'Charming, heartfelt . . . there's a real poignancy to Ridgeley's description of Wham!'s glory days' Sunday Times


  • You have been loved

    By Barney66
    The depth of Andrew and George’s friendship is evident thru the entirety of this book. As a teenager who went to Wham concerts this was lovely to read and hear the other side of it all. What strikes me most as I read it was how protective Andrew was of George in life and now of his memory. What a blessing for George to have had a friend like this.
  • Memorably absorbing

    By jasonj6758
    I grew up with Wham! From lads holidays, break ups and make ups through to marriage and kids,they,George and Andrew,have always been there. I knew and had read an awful lot over the years about their time together, but it’s still nice to get a perspective on what was going on behind the scenes and even though I believe there’s still lots to pass on,it’s a good read.Thank you Andrew