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Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson (born William Johnson; 9 February 1960; legal name William Holly Johnson) is an English artist, musician and writer, best known as the lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and former bassist for Big in Japan. He released his debut solo album in 1989 and in the 1990s embarked on a painting career. Johnson was born in Liverpool. Actively involved in the Liverpool punk rock/New Wave scene of the late 1970s, Johnson played bass with Big in Japan and released two solo singles on the Eric's label. Both "Yankee Rose" and "Hobo Joe" made no impact on the market. Johnson later found fame as the lead singer and lyricist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who experienced both controversy and phenomenal commercial success during their heyday in 1983 and 1984. Johnson left FGTH in 1987 due to disagreements regarding their musical direction. He became the subject of an injunction from the group's record company, ZTT Records, and its sister publishing company, Perfect Songs, which cited a breach of his prior recording and publishing contracts, thus barring him from pursuing a solo career with any other new label. He embarked on a two-year legal battle with ZTT, the case being

Singer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood: 'Memba Him?

Singer of
Frankie Goes to Hollywood 'Memba Him?

With '80s hits like "Relax" and "Two Tribes," Holly Johnson became famous as the lead singer of British band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

Frankie Says ...

Frankie Says ...

The 50-year-old resurfaced at some event in London recently, looking rested.The original music video for the song "Relax" -- which took place in a S+M club -- was banned by both MTV and the… READ MORE >

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