George was good before he died. It was so shocking
Backing singer and close friend Shirlie on star’s final days
George fixed date for Shirlie and Martin George with Shirlie and pal in 1980s is George’s legacy. We grew up dancing to his music and he would want people to go out and buy his music and enjoy it in the same way we did. “There are generations of people to come and enjoy him yet, that’s what he would love.” This is Shirlie’s first interview since she gave an emotional tribute to George at the Brit Awards in February alongside Pepsi Demacque and George’s George’s music still wows fans says Shirlie great pal and Wham! co-star Andrew Ridgeley. Today she is supporting husband Martin as Spandau Ballet premiere their new documentary Through The Barricades.
Since George’s death there have been repeated calls for his family to give its blessing to a memorial event where fans can pay tribute.
But Shirlie said: “There are no plans for any memorial service. The best tribute to George is to go out and buy his music, dance to it and enjoy it.”
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