WHAM! is Getting Their Own Netflix Documentary

1984: British singer songwriter George Michael, lead singer of the pop group Wham!, with the group's guitarist Andrew Ridgeley at the film premiere of the hit 'Dune'.
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After the success of several music documentaries, the band WHAM! is getting their own. In 1982, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley were just teenagers who wanted to share their catchy pop music with the world. The best-friend duo only played music together for four years, but in those four years, they accomplished some incredible success. With songs like “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” and the classic Christmas tune “Last Christmas,” they proved that two teens can conquer the music industry.

The new documentary is set to premiere on July 5, 2023, on Netflix. Directed by Chris Smith, who worked on the infamous FYRE documentary tells the tale of WHAM! with never-before-scene footage and interviews. The documentary crew received access to their personal archives, which will be a real treat for fans. It will share all of their ups and downs as teenage stars and pay tribute to the life of Michael, who passed away on Christmas day in 2016.

WHAM!, collage of Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael, 1980s, 2023

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While WHAM!’s career was short-lived, Michael went on to have a very successful solo career featuring hit songs such as “Careless Whisper” and “One More Try.” Ridgeley is now 60 years old and has stayed largely out of the spotlight after WHAM! ended. He reportedly lives a very comfortable life based on royalties from their hit songs. However, in 2019, he did share some personal stories after the death of his friend in the memoir Wham! George & Me.

George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley of "Wham" perform on the TV Show "Solid Gold" in their first American TV appearance. - Hollywood, California, United States - 1982 (Wham 2)

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Check out the trailer below and be sure to watch it when it comes out at Netflix.com/wham.

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