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Andrew Ridgeley (left) and George Michael (right), 1984
Background information
Also known as Wham! UK
Origin Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
Genres Post-disco, blue-eyed soul, New Wave
Years active 1981–1986
Labels Innervision Records
Columbia Records
Associated acts The Executive!, Pepsi and Shirlie
Past members George Michael
Andrew Ridgeley

Wham! was an English pop band. It was created in 1981 by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. They released their first single in 1982. For a short time, they were known in the United States as Wham! UK because another band already had that name. They are best known for the songs Last Christmas and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.

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