The Grave

March 7, 2003


Protesting against the war in Iraq George made his first appearance on Top of the Pops in 17 years to perform an anti-war song. He covered the old Don McLean song The Grave, originally written about the horrors of the Vietnam war. A TOTP spokeswoman said: “It’s an amazing coup to get George back on the show after all these years.” McLean applauded George for covering it, saying: “I am proud of George Michael for standing up for life and sanity. I am delighted that he chose a song of mine to express his feelings.”