Hitmakers: Songwriter David Austin reveals the secrets behind George Michael's You Have Been Loved

Mark Sutherland

As kids, George and I were always writing and making up songs. My Dad was a musical instrument maker and he would bring home guitars and drumsticks. I had a guitar and George was a drummer.

I’ve still got recordings of us singing [Elton John’s] Crocodile Rock and Wig-Wam Bam by The Sweet. I was about seven and he was about six and we used to write together as well.

The first song that we wrote was actually called The ...

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