Absolutely gutted to get this news today. George was one of the most gifted pop songwriters and producers that ever lived. Like most true geniuses he was very troubled and I had hoped he would pull out of the latest to live for another era. The second British invasion had an enormous impact on my musical life, to the point where it drove me to London. I met George for the first time at Limelight in 1986. My thoughts go out to Chris Porter, and everyone at SARM from the old days.
George wrote “Careless Whisper” when he was 17. What more is there to say!