Half of the pop duo Wham!, along with the much more successful George Michael. Andrew was born January 26, 1963 in Windlesham, Surrey, the son of Albert Mario and Jennipher Jill Ridgeley. In 1975, he met George at the Bushey Meads School in Watford. Their mutual love of the music of Elton John and Queen led them to pursue their own dreams of musical stardom, which they would achieve during the period between 1982 and 1986. After that, only George would be remembered, but sadly, not really for his music.
After the breakup of the band, he retired from the music scene and became a Formula Three racecar driver in Monte Carlo. Four years later, he decided to try for a comeback and put out a solo album, Son of Albert, but nobody bought it.
Currently married to Keren Woodward of Bananarama (unlike his good buddy George), with one son.