Shirlie Holliman

Shirlie Holliman

Born Apr 18, 1962

Shirlie Holliman, is an English former pop singer, who found fame in the 1980s with Wham! and as part of the duo Pepsi & Shirlie. One of five children born and raised on a council estate in Bushey, near Watford, Hertfordshire, Holliman intended to train as a horse riding instructor.… Read More

related links


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Shirlie Holliman.


1962 Birth Born on April 18, 1962.


1980 18 Years Old Holliman had met Kemp through mutual friends in the theatre in 1980, and the pair married in St. Lucia in 1988. … Read More


1986 24 Years Old …  As George Michael desired to create music targeted to a more sophisticated audience than Wham!'s primarily teenage fan base, the announcement of Wham!'s break-up was made in the spring of 1986, with a grand finale concert at Wembley Stadium on 28 June 1986, called The Final. … Read More
1988 26 Years Old The hits dried up from 1988, and, as Holliman married Spandau Ballet bassist and singer Martin Kemp, the duo naturally came to an end after the birth of her daughter.


1996 34 Years Old After Holliman took time out to care for her husband through his illness with brain tumours, she was declared bankrupt in September 1996, and the family moved from Hampstead Heath to Muswell Hill to allow Kemp to recover. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.