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Adam Lambert mention via Sam Sparro: George Michael has been done an injustice. We need to keep sharing his stories

Filed Under () by Admin Fan on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Posted at : Thursday, March 23, 2017

In a year that had already taken two my greatest heroes and influences (Bowie and Prince), the news of George Michael’s death arrived with shock and disappointment that moved swiftly to “of course this happened”. It was, after all, the year of the celebrity grim reaper.
When I heard he had died, I thought of the very brief time I spent with George Michael a few years earlier, at a gala at Elton John’s house. It was the White Tie and Tiaras Ball fundraiser for Elton’s AIDS charity, and I spent the night dressed to the nines, cavorting with Adam Lambert and Beth Ditto.


Adam Lambert mention via Sam Sparro about George Michael!

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glitzylady said...

I read this essay earlier today and I HIGHLY recommend that you click on the embedded link to read the entire article.. So powerful, heartfelt, and much more to it than just the small excerpt quoted above.. Beautifully written by Sam Sparro..

Dee R Gee said...

I totally agree. This was a very insightful essay by Sam. The one person who commented below the article felt that George's sexuality was irrelevant. I disagree. As we've seen through eight years of being Adam fans, sexuality has a lot to do with an artist's acceptance on many levels. Sometimes, it's just below the surface. I thought Sam made a very important statement. It would have been great if a few gay artists had performed for George's tribute. It does matter.

Nanbert said...

Agreed, Glitzylady...Sam Sparro's thoughtful and well-written article hit home with the lament that George Michael was not properly credited for his impact on the music world...and the gay world.

Kit Vong said...

I was very disappointed that Adele, not by a gay artist, gave tribute to George Michael. It appeared out of place and very confusing.

Nanbert said...

I read that George Michael's family asked for Adele to sing the tribute.

Dee R Gee said...

I suppose GM's family has the final say on that. No argument from me. They must like Adele a lot. I like her, too.

Nanbert said...

That DOES put a different spin on it. Adele may have been their favorite singer.. or they felt she was the most prestigious one to honor him... either way, it should be their call.

fluttsp said...

I watched an Adele interview after the Grammys in which she said George Michael's family had contacted her & asked her to sing the tribute.

OT .... I've just watched the Adele Live in New York City concert (on TV).