This week in 1985, Wham! topped the Official Singles Chart with ‘I’m You Man’ (as sung by Marcus Collins on last week’s X Factor). Less than six months later the duo - George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley – and backing singers Pepsi Demacque and Shirlie Kemp would go their separate ways, bowing out with one final mega-gig at London’s Wembley Stadium in June, 1986. They also released a career-spanning best of collection entitled ‘The Final Wham!’.
During the course of their career, Wham! clocked up four Number 1 singles, two Number 1 albums and, in the 1980s, were the only British act to secure three Number 1 singles in both the UK and US.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘The Final Wham!’, we caught up with Pepsi Demacque and Shirlie Kemp – who went on to find international acclaim as Pepsi & Shirlie – to find out what life inside Wham! was really like.
Check out the video below. 'The Final Wham! (25th Anniversary Edition)' is out now.