Holly Johnson

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William Holly Johnson[1] (born 9 February 1960) 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 also embarked on writing, painting, and printmaking careers.[2]

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Holly Johnson
Johnson performing at the Astra Kulturhaus in Berlin, Germany, 2014
Johnson performing at the Astra Kulturhaus in Berlin, Germany, 2014
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Johnson
Born (1960-02-09) 9 February 1960 (age 64)
Liverpool, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • painter
  • writer
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • bass
Years active1977–present
Labels
Websitehollyjohnson.com
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