Wham! made with performance in 1985 for the cultural revolution in China
George Michael and his former school friend, Andrew Ridgeley were the first western pop artists after the chaos of the Cultural Revolution were to occur in the people’s Republic of China.
Around 15,000 spectators watched in april 1985 to the occurrence of Wham! in Beijing, in which they close the gaps were held by a large number of nervous police officers.
“I had never seen so much police seen,” said Mao Danqing, now a well-known writer in China, which was the legendary concert attended. No one dared to move or make noise.
China allowed western music, and film in the eighties, but in dribs and drabs, but after the concert, everyone knew the songs of Wham!, even people who later very other music started making. That said Kaiser Kuo, front man of the eighties popular Chinese metal band Tang Dynasty.
“That action marked the beginning of a China that once learned (for western music),” said another user on Chinese social media. “He (Michael) changed China.'”
Michael died Sunday at his home in Goring-on-Thames. He was 53 years old.
Singer George Michael (53) died