“Loosen up. Swing, man.”
Frank Sinatra had some very Frank Sinatra-like advice for a young George Michael, who had complained about fame in a 1990 interview with the Los Angeles Times‘ Calendar magazine.
After George Michael’s death, reported on Christmas day, people are sharing this open letter from Ol’ Blue Eyes. It was printed in the same magazine a week after the interview. At the time, Michael was struggling under the weight of public expectations for his sophomore album, “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1.”
Under this pressure, then 27-year-old Michael wanted to stay out of the limelight. He only agreed to do three interviews in the U.S., the LA Times being one of them. He even refused to have his photo taken for the article. Read more…