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George revient sur l'affaire du tabloïd  News of the World.  

 Des titres qu'il interprétera lors de sa tournée Symphonica, dont certains qu'il n'a jamais
chanté dans de grandes salles et de son nouvel album pour l'année prochaine qui sera très dance. Premier album dance depuis Wham !



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Conférence de presse du 11 Mai 2011





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MORGAN: Two billion people around the world will be watching in a few hours' time as Prince William and Kate Middleton say I do.
And joining me now, a man who gave the couple the wedding gift of a lifetime, a special song recorded just for them. That man is George Michael.
George, so rare to see you come and do an interview in front of a camera.

MICHAEL: I know. It's quite rare. Quite an event, I think -- well, today. Quite an event. I'm pleased to be here. Very pleased to be here.

MORGAN: Tell me how the song. When I last interviewed you, we put it on a download, we collaborated on this. I was very proud to be part of it. It's "You and I," the Stevie Wonder that song you redid. And it's been going great guns, right?

MICHAEL: Yes, I think about 200,000 downloads, a little more. And probably about the same number of streaming. Because you can't actually download it, unfortunately, on your phone. You have to go to the site, on my Web site. But yes, so lots and lots of people like it, which is great. But you know ultimately, I've heard that they like it which is the most important thing.

MORGAN: Well, I've heard more than that. There is a suggestion which you can confirm now if you like that --

MICHAEL: What are you going to say now?

MORGAN: Well, I'm told that at the party --


MORGAN: Tomorrow night they're actually going to play it.

MICHAEL: Well, I've been told that, yes, I've been told that, which is great. I got some -- I got the CD to them. I went out and got the cheesiest, cheesiest royal wedding paper I could find which was like a multicolored collection of stamps with the queen's head on it. And a really cheesy card and I wrote inside, have the best day of your lives so far.

MORGAN: That's nice.

MICHAEL: And then, yes. I'm very, very happy they like it.

MORGAN: You've always lived in London predominantly, and you've never been one of these tax exiles. Do you know better than most people what it means to Britain to have this kind of event? How would you sum it up?

MICHAEL: I think -- well, firstly, you know, as you've mentioned before, you know, two bank holidays back to back with a few days of work in between and glorious sunshine is an incredible thing in England, anyway. It's a very rare thing. But also I think it's -- you know, this is such a tough time in our country for so many reasons for so many people. And the people around the world actually since the whole credit crunch thing.
And I think it really shows that for all the people who have their doubts about whether we should be a republic or not, there are times when the royal family is a great thing, just in terms of trying to maybe distract us from some of our problems. And I think this is really not just about William and Kate and the country. I think it's also about the memory of his mother. And --

MORGAN: And you knew Diana very well. We discussed that before.

MICHAEL: Yes, yes.

MORGAN: And you actually, you know, used to meet up with her and you would talk to her very candidly about stuff.
What do you think she would have made of this occasion of William's choice of bride?

MICHAEL: I don't think she could have been happier, really. As I said to you before, you know, obviously there's the possibility that she wouldn't have been happy with any woman in the world for her son.



MICHAEL: You know that is quite a regular occurrence apparently. But no, I think she would have -- I think there are two things. I think one, she would have been absolutely delighted that William had come through the last 12 or 13 years without the media crushing him.
She'd be delighted, I think, that they waited long enough, that they knew each other for long enough. And I think when you look at Kate, you don't see much potential for her being a victim. So I think that Diana would have been really happy that he'd found somebody with a kind of strength of character to be able to deal with the things that she couldn't deal with, you know?

MORGAN: I mean you've had to deal with extraordinary media scrutiny over the years.

MICHAEL: Yes, I can relate in some ways.

MORGAN: You can. But you have. And you've had your own problems in the past couple of years.

MICHAEL: Yes. Yes .

MORGAN: What advice would you give them to living in this weird goldfish bowl ?

MICHAEL: I think always to put the public's affection above the media's need for headlines, I suppose. You know, if I really believe -- if I truly believe that the British public or the world at large felt about me the way the press do, for instance, the tabloids and stuff, then I'd give up tomorrow. I wouldn't bother.
I wouldn't bother and I think in order for -- when you look at William, you do not see a man who's been destroyed by 10 years of speculation about his mother's death, which is enough to destroy anyone, I think.
I think Charles must have been a very good father in that time. And I think the only advice I would give is that, never forget that it's the public's relationship with you that matters, not the media's. You know?

MORGAN: What do you think of the Queen? I mean she's served 60 years now. One of the greatest reigns in the history of the British monarchy. Barely put a foot wrong in that time, has she?

MICHAEL: I think she has most people's respect in a sense even if they're not royalists, I think she has the respect of -- the fact that she's gone this long, let's be honest. You know she looks really bored. And who wouldn't be? The number of things she's had to attend, you know, over the years.
She -- absolutely we associate her with complete duty, I think. Whatever other things we might have -- we may know about her, I think everyone understands that when she's no longer around, it will not be the same. The royal family will not feel the same. MORGAN: Why do you think you would know this better than most? Because you spent so much time in America as well. Why does America go so crazy for royal events like this?

MICHAEL: Well, I think, probably because there isn't that much coverage of anything on international television which is really linked strongly to the past. And, you know, I think they love the genuine pageantry and the genuine history of it because -- and it's not to be patronizing, but a 400-year-old country is not going to have that. You know?
And I think when their own leaders let them down again and again and again, they think it would be nice to have some icons actually who aren't responsible for anything political.


MICHAEL: That they could just -- because we all actually in a strange way do need to admire people here and there in life. You know, it's very discouraging how few people there are to admire.
So I think for the reason just of incredible -- a sense of duty and a sense of -- really not putting a foot wrong, like you said. Not upsetting anybody in that time, that's a pretty remarkable feat.

MORGAN: "You and I" is a ballad. So we could almost hope this might be the first song as the loving couple embrace and slowly dance around the dance floor. When we want to get things pumping at Prince Harry's disco, which of all your songs is the one that you would absolutely say is to the banker to get things going?

MICHAEL: I'd have say "I'm Your Man" for that.


MORGAN: Has to be.

MICHAEL: Doesn't it? Has to be "I'm Your Man" if he's --

MORGAN: Well, "I'm Your Man" or "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."

MICHAEL: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" doesn't say anything about William. You know?


MORGAN: You think "I'm Your Man"?

MICHAEL: "I'm Your Man," I think yes. Yes. Absolutely. Something with the little above.

MORGAN: And where will you be tomorrow, George? Where are you going to watch?

MICHAEL: I'm not telling you where, but I am going to a party.

MORGAN: A royal wedding party?

MICHAEL: Well, it's kind of -- I'm not sure if it's a royal wedding party or a bunch of people really taking the mick. I don't know. I know there will be a few famous comedians there.


MICHAEL: So I think -- yes, I think it'll be fun. It'll be fun.


MICHAEL: It may be a little irreverent, I'm not sure.

MORGAN: Yes, but I think there's no harm --


MORGAN: I think to say you can stop laughter as well. It's supposed to be a fun day.

MICHAEL: And I'm told that both Harry and Kate -- sorry.

MORGAN: William.

MICHAEL: I'm told that both William and Kate have a great sense of humor and they like kind of (INAUDIBLE) themselves up so I won't feel guilty.

MORGAN: Finally, George, what would you like to say to them on their special day? What message would you give the happy couple?

MICHAEL: I think the one that I put in the card, really. I truly meant that. Have the best day of your lives so far. Because obviously there are some great events to come in the form of children obviously, hopefully for them. But you know this should be the best day of their lives so far hopefully.

MORGAN: Well, George, thank you so much for coming here.

MICHAEL: Thank you. My pleasure.

MORGAN: I know you don't do this very often. And much appreciated. Thank you.

MICHAEL: Thank you. My pleasure really.

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MORGAN: Good evening.
The royal wedding -- perhaps the wedding of the century -- is just two weeks away.
There was rehearsal today at Westminster Abbey in London with bride-to-be Kate Middleton,
 her bridesmaids, the page boys, and Prince Harry all in attendance. William stayed in Wales
 with his Royal Air Force unit.
But we have our own wedding exclusive tonight, the world premiere of a new song that
George Michael has recorded as a gift for the royal couple.

And George joins me now to explain what this is all about.

George, tell me all about this song. What gave you the idea for this?

GEORGE MICHAEL: Well, it's actually very, very -- well, the idea came to me last week,
actually, about a week ago, that I should -- that I should, perhaps, kind of express my happiness
 at this marriage in a way publicly. You know, it was a very beautiful summer -- it wasn't summer's day.
 But it was an April day that happened to be like summer here in London.

And I was twittering and kind of got carried away and decided I was going to make them a new track.
 Give everybody on Twitter and William and Kate a new track by Friday. So, I've had a very busy week.

And the strange thing about this song, actually, considering I think it's probably the best two days work
 I've ever done in my life, two or three days work, is that when I was a child, I dreamt of singing this song
 in my imagination. You know, my idea of fame at the time was the school assembly hall. I was about 12.
 And I had this record, this Stevie Wonder song. And I used to dream of singing it in school assembly hall.
 But I guess this is slightly bigger deal than that.

MORGAN: We're going to reveal the name of the song a little later when we actually play it for the first time,
 anyone in the world. It's very exciting. I can give a little hit that I wooed my wife with this song and Barack
 Obama wooed Michelle Obama with this song and played it at their wedding. So, you have chosen a -- well,
 an unbelievably romantic, historic song for this, George.

MICHAEL: Well, I think the compliment in terms of Obama, and I hope your wife doesn't blame me for
you guys getting together.


MORGAN: I wanted to talk to you, George, about your relationship with the royal family, because
 I obviously used to run several newspapers in Britain. And during that time, you and Diana were
 known to be good friends, and you had lots of fun times with her. Tell me about that.

MICHAEL: Well, I mean, we had a lot of -- we spent a lot of time together as friends and quite often,
it would be just the two of us and she'd always talk about how much she missed the boys.
 And how she kind of had her reservations about doing what her parents had done, sending them to boarding school.

But, you know, of course, they had a -- it's not, you know, it's all very well -- she loved to take them to places
 like Marks & Spencer and make sure they cued and make sure they understood that other people were just as important
 as them, and -- which is very typical of her. But I think she understood to prepare for a royal future, you're not really going
to make it if your education is down to the local comprehensive, you know?

So, I think the whole boarding thing she found very difficult, but was absolutely I think a fantastic mother.
 And I think, you know, I don't think there's any doubt that the child must have done a lot right in the years
 since she died because how else would those two boys have survived so amazingly well?
You know, I think they must have a great father as well as having had a great mother.
 Although, I don't know Charles, you know?

MORGAN: Yes, I met Charles a few times. I completely agree. I think that they've got bits of both
 their parents. And I think Charles and Diana -- if she was looking down --
would be proud on the way they turned out.

What was interesting to me, George, is I remember -- unless I'm mistaken -- that you were once
invited at a palace private function to sing for Prince William and you turned him down.

MICHAEL: Yes, I did. I know. It was a day I would have been taken to the town for that, wasn't there?
 I told people on Twitter last week that I was going to the tower, that it was, you know, first left to the
 lights after Morrisons and over the bridge.
Actually, I thing is, it was a very, very awful thing to have to do to say no to him because he's such a lovely man -
- such a lovely kid, you know? But the fact was I was at a Christmas party that Diana invited me to
 at Kensington Palace. The only other person I knew there was Elton.

And William came up to me -- the two came up to me. William asked me.
 He said, would it be OK if you sang a song, maybe Uncle Elton could play the piano?
 I was just -- I can't deal with singing in front of small crowds, so I had to say no.
 And it was, you know, it was excruciating.

You know, he was very polite about it. I can't believe I have to say no to probably,
you know, the future king of England. I really was too embarrassed to sing in front of strangers,
 you know? But I remember that -- I remember that night very, very well.

MORGAN: George, I mean, have you had any contact with the palace in relation this song that you've done?

MICHAEL: Only through a mutual friend who gave me -- I gave him the name of the song that
 I was going to sing and asked him at least to run it by them. If I was going to make a present, a wedding gift,
 I thought, you know, there's no point if it's a song they don't like. So, I ran the song by them.
 And while I was doing the vocal the other day, I got a text from my -- our mutual friend who basically
 said they loved the song and they'd be happy for you to go ahead with it.

So -- and also the main thing about doing the song as a gift for them is not just a gift for them,
 it's a gift that they will be able to hopefully turn into many, many donations for the royal charity,
the royalweddingcharityfund.org that is, you know -- which is where they asked people to give money
rather than send presents of any description. I don't know if that includes the people at the actual wedding,
 I don't know if they've given out their toasters and their, you know, their - the wedding list, as it were,
 but seems very generously that they have, yes.
So, anyway, I would really like for any of my fans, or anybody who really enjoys this track, if they're going to download
it for free, which is absolutely what I'm willing to do, I would like them to go to Kate and William's charity site and make
 a donation. You know, if they're genuinely happy for these two people, which I think a lot of people are, you know?

MORGAN: George, obviously, the whole world will be watching this wedding in a couple weeks.
 What do you think it means for Britain and indeed for the royal family to have such global attention?

MICHAEL: I think -- I think it -- well, there are two things about this wedding. I think, one, it kind of
reaffirms that people have no real intention of trying to get rid of them, which is great.

And the other thing is I think it really kind of -- it really shows how romantic we still are.
I mean, especially in such a dreadful time. You know, there are so many terrible things going on at
 the moment, so many people are struggling in this country and many other countries.

But the idea of two four-day holidays, because you have to understand, if you don't live in England,
that we have two four-day holidays with three days of work in between just about to happen in England,
 which has never happened, I think, Piers, in my history. What about you? What about you?



MICHAEL: No? I just think -- I think --

MORGAN: Unthinkable.

MICHAEL: -- people are going to go crazy. I really do.
I can think of a lot of people who will be taking three days off in a couple of weeks' time.

MORGAN: Tell me, George -- obviously, you knew Diana better than many people.
What do you think she would have made of Kate, who obviously she never got a chance to meet?

MICHAEL: Oh, I think she probably would have thought there was no woman good enough
for her son, probably like most women. But I think she probably would have loved her, wouldn't she?

MORGAN: Yes, I think so. She seems a very sweet girl, doesn't she?

MICHAEL: Yes, I think she seems very sweet. And she's also a complete --
she's a cracker, isn't she? She's great looking. She's great looking. I think the boy done well.

MORGAN: I didn't know you knew such things about that, George.

MICHAEL: Of course not. Of course not.


MORGAN: We're going to put the end of the show, the details exactly how everyone watching
 and your fans back in England, in particular, can listen to the song and then hopefully make donations to the charity.
 It obviously means a lot to you that you've done this. I'm sure it will to William and Kate.
I mean, what kind of message would you give to them on the big day when it comes up?

MICHAEL: Oh, I think they should -- I don't think they need any advice from me.
I think the message I would give -- I'm just incredibly happy for both of them. And more than anything,
you know, there was a kind of -- I have quite an emotional attachment to what's going on here because
 I felt so bad for those boys when she passed away, and having experienced losing my mother about
 three or four months before that, that day was very, very strange for me.

And also, you know, when I think of what -- the devastation of losing my mother, the idea of going through
 that when you're not into your teens or barely into your teens is just -- I just -- I can't just -- words can't describe how much
admiration I have for the way that they've both coped with it and especially when, you know, the media has made
 it so much more difficult for them. I'm just incredibly happy for -- incredibly happy for William, incredibly happy for his partner,
and I absolutely am sure that Diana would have loved the whole thing, you know?

The whole thing has kind of different levels of meaning for me. And I'm just incredibly happy that they're letting me actually,
you know, have some part of the benefit site, the charity site, you know? Or at least they're letting me share some of the
 attention for this amazing day in a way to raise money, you know, which is great.

MORGAN: Well, George, it's very exciting. I'm sure they're going to love it. We're going to come back at the end of
the hour with the world premiere of your song for Prince William and Kate Middleton. I'm going to reveal what the song is.

Coming up, the world premiere of the song George Michael recorded for the wedding of Prince William and Katherine Middleton.

MORGAN: I'm back now with George Michael for the world premiere of the song that he's recorded especially for the wedding
 of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

George, you went to Twitter to ask your fans to suggest a song that they could come up with.
 Have you based your final decision on a suggestion that came that way?

GEORGE MICHAEL: Well, no, to be perfect -- to be totally truthful, which I tend to like to be, I had this idea initially,
 but I thought that one, maybe they wouldn't like the idea, so I wanted something else as I =--
 because I hadn't recorded anything yet. And it was a matter of making a decision in the last couple of days.

So I thought if anyone comes up with any great ideas and, by any chance, Kate and William don't like the song,
then I would have some other ideas. But I think this one was the perfect one.
So I have to say this was my idea. Sorry, Twitter.

MORGAN: We can put everyone out of their suspense now, George. And so tell me what the song is.

MICHAEL: The song is called "You and I." It was recorded in 1972 and written in 1972 by the wonderful Mr. Stevie Wonder,
 who has just this evening waived the rights until way after the wedding.
So that's great news. It's all free. So you can download it to your heart's content.

MORGAN: People can see go on to the PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT website. They can see details of how to get to your website,
 GeorgeMichael.com, and also to the royal website themselves, where they can make a charitable donation.
The more the merrier. I think it's a great cause, George. It's a great idea.

I think it's entirely in keeping. It's a beautiful song, George. I am thrilled that you have given us this global scoop.
 And we are now going to play "You and I" by George Michael.

Thank you very much, George. (SINGING)

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 The Doobie Brothers-  Chanson écrite par Michael McDonald et Kenny Loggins


Interpétée par George Michael à Birmingham - Cover to cover  1991



He came from somewhere back in her long ago
The sentimental fool don’t see
Tryin’ hard to recreate
What had yet to be created once in her life

She musters a smile
For his nostalgic tale
Never coming near what he wanted to say
Only to realize
It never really was

She had a place in his life
He never made her think twice
As he rises to her apology
Anybody else would surely know
He’s watching her go

But what a fool believes he sees
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems to be
Is always better than nothing
And nothing at all keeps sending him...

Somewhere back in her long ago
Where he can still believe there’s a place in her life
Someday, somewhere, she will return

She had a place in his life
He never made her think twice
As he rises to her apology
Anybody else would surely know
He’s watching her go

But what a fool believes he sees
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems to be
Is always better than nothing
There’s nothing at all
But what a fool believes he sees...


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Paroles et musique :  Gladys Knight


George Michael interprète ce titre au Rock In Rio II en Janvier 1991


Your ex is back in town
What you gonna do when she comes around
And she starts to do her act
Will she make you change your act
Will your love for me remain intact
Or will you run to her

Baby my love is on the line
Baby don't change your mind
Don't change it
Be strong and leave the past behind
Baby don't change your mind
Don't change it, don't change it

You say your love is true
Whatcha gonna say when she looks at you
Will the seconds in your head
Make you take back the thing you said
Will you give me real despair
Or will you stay with me

Baby my love is on the line
Baby don't change your mind
Don't change it
Be strong and leave the past behind
Baby don't change your mind
Don't change it, don't change it

I will exit and take a bow
But I don't want to do it now
So I'm thinking someway somehow
Baby you'll stay with me
Baby my love is on the line
Baby don't change your mind
Don't change it

Be strong and leave the past behind
Baby don't change your mind
Don't change it, don't change it
You know she's not the staying kind
Baby don't ya change your mind
Don't change it
You know my love is genuine
Baby don't change your mind
Don't change it

Baby my love is on the line
Baby don't change your mind
Don't change it
Be strong and leave the past behind
Baby don't change your mind
Don't change it, don't change it

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Paroles et musique: Les Beatles


Juillet 2005 - Concert Live 8 - George Michael interpète Drive My Car avec Paul McCartney


Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, can't you see
I wanna be famous, a star of the screen
But you can do something in between

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

I told that girl that my prospects were good
she said baby, it's understood
Working for peanuts is all very fine
But I can show you a better time

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

I told that girl I can start right away
When she said listen babe I got something to say
I got no car and it's breaking my heart
But I've found a driver and that's a start

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

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George Michael est intervenu au téléphone  Le 18 Mars  dans l'émission matinale
" Loose Women "




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