Monday, December 26, 2016

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou 25 June 1963 - 25 December 2016

George Michael
Prior to yesterday, music already lost this year:
January 10, David Bowie

January 18, Glenn Frey

April 6, Merle Haggard

April 21, Prince Edward Rogers

November 7, Leonard Cohen
(see November 13 blog entry).

Then we sadly hear on Christmas Day, George Michael.

For me, it wasn't until he began his solo career away from Wham! I found his music with a bit more of a soulful edge.

My favorites were with his duets with 2 R&B/soul legends.

Aretha Franklin, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", 1987.

And, Mary J. Blige, performing Stevie Wonder's "As", 1999.

Really hard not to listen without a head sway, toe taps, or finger snaps. Which I'm certain is how George would have wanted it.

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