A tale of the 80s and pop stardom, from the two singers who found fame as backing singers in Wham! then going on to form their own band.
We have been inspired now to put our memories on the page after many years of requests, reminiscing of our time in the spotlight, on and off the stage. And shining a light on our friendship which has endured over 35 years filled with love, laughter and loss.
The 80s - a time of glitter, big hair and pop music. One duo lit up our lives as members of Wham! before finding their voice as Pepsi and Shirlie in their own right. Best known for hits such as Heartache and Goodbye Stranger, we get to hear their side of the story for the first time ever.
From the day that they first met at Finsbury Park tube station, as Shirlie drove to rehearsals, they struck up an immediate friendship. Though they grew up in different parts of London, their lives bore many similarities. Both raised in big working-class families, both dreamt of bigger things, and both were united in their love for music.
Their remarkable friendship has withstood the test of time, fame and distance. From the highs of touring with Wham!, parting ways, going it alone as the pop duo we came to know and love and everything else after.
This is a story of love, heartbreak, determination, and above all the unbreakable bond of friendship.
Pepsi and Shirlie are British pop singers, who found fame as backing singers in Wham! going on to form their own band as Pepsi & Shirlie.