Andrew John Ridgeley (born 26 January 1963) is an English pop singer, guitarist and environmentalist. Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and Social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment. He came to public attention as a member (with George Michael) of the 1980s pop music duo Wham!
Born in Windlesham, Surrey, Ridgeley grew up in Bushey, Hertfordshire, and attended Bushey Meads School, where he met George Michael. Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου (born 25 June 1963 best known as George Michael, is a two-time Grammy Award winning A duet is a Musical composition or piece for two Performers In Classical music the term is most often used for a composition for two singers "Wham" redirects here For other uses see Wham (disambiguation. Windlesham is a large village in the Surrey Heath district of Surrey in South East England. Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. For other meanings see Bushi and similar. Bushey (population 24000 is a Town in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire Hertfordshire (ˈhɑːtfədʃə(r, abbreviated Herts) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East region of Bushey Meads School (also commonly known as BMS by staff and students is a foundation Secondary Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου (born 25 June 1963 best known as George Michael, is a two-time Grammy Award winning Their common musical interests led them to form Wham!. After approaching various record labels with a homemade tape (which took ten minutes to record in Ridgeley's living room), they found a record label willing to sign them, Innervision. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a Magnetic tape sound
Wham! went on to enjoy huge worldwide success between 1982 and 1986, making their U.S. debut appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (born November 30, 1929) is an American Television, Radio personality, Game show host American Bandstand was a Television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 hosted from 1957 until its final season by Dick Clark
Following Wham!'s break-up in late-1986, Ridgeley moved to Monaco and tried his hand at Formula Three motor racing. See also Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 Events January For other uses see Monaco (disambiguation Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco ( French: Principauté de Monaco; Monégasque Formula Three, also called Formula 3 or F3, is a class of open-wheel formula racing. Meeting with little success, Ridgeley moved to Los Angeles for the hopeful singer/actor crossover but returned to England permanently in 1990. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works
CBS Records (later Sony Music), having taken up the option on Wham!'s contract that specified solo albums from Michael and Ridgeley, released a guitar and drum driven solo effort from Ridgeley, Son of Albert, in 1990. Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company Sony Music Entertainment is a major global Record label controlled by the Sony Corporation of America, being one of the "big four" record companies In Music, a solo (from the Italian solo, meaning alone) is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells Son of Albert is the debut solo album of Andrew Ridgeley. Originally released in May 1990 Ridgeley's effort was a sharp turn away from his former pop image This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1990 His brother Paul played drums. Singles included "Shake" and "Red Dress". CBS Records passed up the option of a second album.
After retiring from active music-making, Ridgeley still remained active in music-writing under various pseudonyms.
Ridgeley began surfing in the early 1990s. While surfing with his brother off the coast of England, both men contracted a waterborne illness from the raw sewage being discharged from a nearby pipe. Sewage is the mainly liquid Waste containing some solids produced by humans which typically consists of washing water Feces, Urine, laundry waste and other After recovering from his illness, Ridgeley gave an interview to The Times. The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. He went on to become a prominent environmentalist in the cause of water quality at English surfing beaches and riverways, working with the UK charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Surfing is a surface water sport in which the participant is carried along the face of a breaking wave, most commonly using a Surfboard, although wave-riders The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The definition of charitable organization, and of charity varies according to the country and in some instances the region of the country in which the charitable organization operates Surfers Against Sewage (SAS is an environmental and health pressure group based in St Agnes Cornwall, UK.
Ridgeley is a partner in an English business that makes surfing equipment. For partnership in cricket terminology see List of cricket terms A partnership is a type of Business entity in which partners He frequently lends his name and donates money to help pass laws against the discharge of raw sewage in UK offshore waters. Ridgeley's and SAS's efforts enjoyed success in recent years, having influence upon numerous safe sewage laws that have virtually eliminated E. coli illness and deaths in the UK.
He now lives in Cornwall, United Kingdom, in a restored 15th-century property with his partner Keren Woodward  of the pop group Bananarama. Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Keren Jane Woodward (born 2 April 1961 Bristol, England) is an English pop Singer and Songwriter from the girl Bananarama are an English Girl group who have had success on the