Dig out that Choose Life! t-shirt, spray some Sun-In through your hair, and remind yourself what the DHSS was…
Wham! hold a special place in my heart as it was the first concert I ever went to (December 1984! I can’t remember exactly what I wore but I think it involved white stilettos). So I am very excited about this new Netflix documentary, which is out in UK cinemas for ONE NIGHT ONLY before hitting Netflix (will they let us dance in the aisles, unlike when the boys went to China?)
And if you can all* stop screaming for a moment, here’s the synopsis:
In 1982, the best of friends and still teenagers – George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as WHAM! set out to conquer the world. By June of 1986 they played their very last gig at Wembley Stadium having done exactly that. Now for the very first time, told in their own words, the amazing story of how in four years they dominated the charts around the world with timeless and classic pop songs. Hit after hit – Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Freedom, I’m Your Man and of course Last Christmas.
Their time in the spotlight was white-hot, becoming the very first western pop act to play in China. It was a time that both encapsulated and epitomised not just their youth, but also those of the many millions of fans that adored them. With unprecedented access to both George and Andrew’s personal archive including remarkable and never-before-seen footage, alongside rare, candid and previously unheard interviews, WHAM! charts their incredible journey from school friends to superstars.
*I mean me.
Wham! is in UK cinemas for one night only on 27 June then on Netflix from 5 July.
Watch the trailer now: