Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Genres: Dance Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 80s new wave pop british dance Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Formed in the summer of 1980, this Liverpool, England-based outfit comprised former Big In Japan vocalist Holly Johnson (William Johnson, 19 February 1960, Khartoum, Sudan) backed by Paul Rutherford (b. 8 December 1959, Liverpool, England; vocals), Nasher Nash (b. Brian Nash, 20 May 1963; guitar), Mark O’Toole (b. 6 January 1964, Liverpool, England; bass) and Peter ‘Ped’ Gill (b. 8 March 1964, Liverpool, England; drums). It was a further two years before they started to make any real headway with television appearances and a recording contract with Trevor Horn’s ZTT Records. Their debut single, ‘Relax’, produced by Horn, was a pyrotechnic production and superb dance track with a suitably suggestive lyric that led to a BBC radio and television ban in Britain. Paradoxically, the censorship produced even greater public interest in the single, which topped the UK charts for five weeks from January 1984, selling close to two million copies...

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