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Holly Johnson

Born 9 February 1960.
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Holly Johnson performed live for Madeley on Sunday

The former Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman sang and chatted with Richard Madeley

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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, who achieved huge commercial success in the mid-1980s. Prior to that, in the late 1970s he was a bassist for the band Big in Japan.

In 1989, Johnson's debut solo album, Blast, reached number one in the UK albums chart. Two singles from the album – "Love Train" and "Americanos" – reached the top 5 of the UK Singles Chart. In the 1990s he embarked on a painting career.

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