Those of us of a certain age will have very strong emotions for the global, award winning superstar George Michael. As teenagers the world over, back in the early Wham! days, all smitten with his good looks, mighty fine voice and his stage presence; who didn't have a crush on him?
After his Wham! days, which was an absolute success, he quickly became one of the best-selling music artists of all time, selling in excess of 115 million records worldwide.
So many people's lives were rocked when he tragically passed away from natural causes at the young age of 53 on Christmas Day 2016.
George's songwriting talent and amazing voice ensured his name was firmly stamped as one of the music industry top performing artists and since his death, many people have spoken about his generosity and how he repeatedly helped so many charities and individuals by donating (sometimes anonymously) to so many worthwhile causes.
If you were unable to pay your respects personally in the UK, how about getting together with other fans who have been affected by his passing and celebrate his wonderful life, right here in Perth? His legacy will live on forever and this should be celebrated.
This awesome event is taking place 4pm - 6pm on 26th March 2017 at the Universal Bar in Perth. This venue has been chosen as they make George's favourite drink, an Expresso Martini. There is a private area where they are going to play some of his music videos and also a Condolence Book to write a few words in, which will be sent to his family in the UK. So enjoy a few nibbles and toast George's astonishing life whilst swapping stories of your experiences and concerts you attended with other like-minded fans.
Please click here to go to the event on Facebook and click the 'going' tab so numbers can be determined.
I will start the proceedings with my own story of him:
I used to live very close to Gerri Halliwell in the UK. Gerri and George used to drink in our local pub, The Red Lion. They were just normal people going out for a drink together on numerous occasions. They were spotted often. I feel privileged to have witnessed that. Memories I will treasure.
This gathering has sparked interest from other fans across the globe, many wishing to have a similar event to meet other fans to grieve and commemorate together.
RIP George, you are greatly missed by so many people. Sleep well.