George Michael and Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley at the Great Wall of China on their 1985 tour. Photo: Getty ImagesGeorge Michael and Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley at the Great Wall of China on their 1985 tour. Photo: Getty Images
George Michael and Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley at the Great Wall of China on their 1985 tour. Photo: Getty Images

George Michael in China: how singer made it over the bamboo curtain with more of a whisper than a wham

Secret police, banquets for 140 officials and ‘the hardest performance of Michael’s life’: how Wham! became the first Western band to perform in China

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George Michael and Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley at the Great Wall of China on their 1985 tour. Photo: Getty ImagesGeorge Michael and Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley at the Great Wall of China on their 1985 tour. Photo: Getty Images
George Michael and Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley at the Great Wall of China on their 1985 tour. Photo: Getty Images
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