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Foreign Skies (Live in China 1985) 03

2010-09-16 07:03:54 GMT2010-09-16 15:03:54 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

The video shows Wham!, the first Western pop group ever performing in China.

Wham! was a British duo formed in 1981 by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.

In April 1985, Wham! took a break from recording to embark on an interminable world tour, including a ground-breaking 10-day visit to China, the first by a Western pop group.

The China excursion was a masterful publicity scheme devised by Simon Napier-Bell (one of their two managers—Jazz Summers being the other).

It culminated in a concert at the Workers' Gymnasium in Beijing in front of 10,000 people. Director Lindsay Anderson documented the tour in his film Foreign Skies.

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