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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8220 on: October 12, 2021, 06:48:35 pm »
There is nothing to suggest Ridgeley knows anything about writing songs
I can think of 10 million reasons
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8221 on: October 12, 2021, 07:01:02 pm »
I think it’s perfectly plausible that George Michael who knew he was leaving Wham and his friend behind - a friend with very little talent who would never amount to anything music wise-gave Ridgeley the writing credit so he would be set for life. Everyone knew it was going to be a huge song.

George Michael was a very generous person. Countless examples of him helping people ….strangers! (most anonymously….many have come to light). Why wouldn’t he help his best friend that had helped Michael as a kid dealing with coming to grips with his sexuality and accompanied him every step of the way to and through stardom?

If you read about the song Ridgeley doesn’t appear to even be present when Michael comes to the US to try to record it with Wexler at Muscle Shoals. It’s Michael making every single decision… for example about the (in)famous saxophone bit..having sax player after sax player tackle it until finally one gets it in a new attempt to get it right in London without Wexler. I believe Michael plays virtually everything in it and Ridgeley doesn’t appear on it.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8222 on: October 12, 2021, 07:13:17 pm »
I mean Ridgeley isn’t even in the video.


It’s possible his early contribution was considered essential and he in fact co-wrote it but I am extremely skeptical.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8223 on: October 12, 2021, 11:22:55 pm »
Never knew we had so many Wham! experts on this board.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8224 on: October 12, 2021, 11:28:57 pm »
The only expert is me.

Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8225 on: October 13, 2021, 06:15:28 am »
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8226 on: October 14, 2021, 08:40:12 pm »
One of the zebras.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8227 on: October 18, 2021, 01:25:10 am »
Ronnie Tutt, Drummer for Elvis Presley and the Jerry Garcia Band, Dead at 83
In-demand musician also played on Billy Joel’s hit “Piano Man,” Buckingham Nicks and Gram Parsons’ solo LPs
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8228 on: October 18, 2021, 08:08:47 am »
Colin Powell, COVID

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8229 on: October 18, 2021, 08:13:42 am »
Oh no!

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8230 on: October 18, 2021, 08:57:18 am »
And fully vaccinated.  God, Covid is a bitch.  Please protect your older family members and be extra careful around them. I worry about my 80 year old parents all the the time now.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8231 on: October 18, 2021, 09:08:38 am »
Didn't realize he was 84. 

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8232 on: October 18, 2021, 09:37:37 am »
And fully vaccinated.  God, Covid is a bitch.  Please protect your older family members and be extra careful around them. I worry about my 80 year old parents all the the time now.

Mine are 86 and while they sort-of get it….they take a lot more chances with things than they should. They were pretty disturbed by this so maybe that’ll help.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8233 on: October 18, 2021, 10:50:04 am »
Colin Powell, COVID

he was at serious risk: "Powell also had multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body's immune response."
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #8234 on: October 19, 2021, 11:07:35 am »
Colin Powell, COVID

he was at serious risk: "Powell also had multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body's immune response."

Good job by our former POTUS!

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