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George Michael Dies

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We're getting a little inured to this by now, but we've lost another great, as George Michael is reported dead at age 53.

He's been out of the public eye for a while, so it's easy to forget how big his footprint was on both the charts and the culture. In America, he hit #1 with Wham! (three times), as a solo artist (five times), and in duets with Aretha Franklin ("I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)") and Elton John ("Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"). He was an even bigger deal on his home turf; the most-played artist on British radio from 1984-2004.

Michael's music could be sublime, tinged with a kind of gospel that hits you when you're ready for it. An entire TV series was built on this premise: Eli Stone. Gonna watch it again.


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