George Harrison and George Michael chatting at a Beverly Hills party celebrating the album Faith, 5 October 1988. Photo © unknown, possibly by Scott Downie or Richard Creamer.
Rest In Peace, George Michael… sincere condolences to his family and friends.
George Harrison: “George [chuckles]. George Michael. George Washington. George Formby. George Benson. [smiles]” - Word assocation, Op Reis, 12 December 1987
“‘Well, I just don’t have a desire to be a pop star. And acting, well that has to be the most boring job in the world, second only to modelling. I really just want to be a musician, somebody who writes songs, who makes music. I don’t really see myself being out there like the George Michaels or the Mick Jaggers. I’m not putting them down at all of course, but they have live performance built right into them. Mick was always the front guy in the Stones and he’s been dancing about, prancing in the moonlight, all his life. Everything he ever does, publicly or privately, is a performance. I used to detest and dread dancing. I just don’t understand it. The furthest I ever went was the Liverpool Leg!’ The message here, clearly, though I was asked not to spell it out and to let 'Them’ just deduce it from the article, is that all offers of any concert tours will be rejected always and in all circumstances!” - From an interview with George Harrison conducted by Nick Dent-Robinson, 1987 [x]