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Holly Johnson

Holly JohnsonAKA William Holly Johnson

Born: 9-Feb-1960
Birthplace: Wavertree, Liverpool, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Frankie Goes to Hollywood

[1] Joe Jackson, "The Power of Positive Thinking", Hot Press, 1 December 1993: "Holly’s ex-group, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, undoubtedly were damaged as a result of Holly and Paul Rutherford publicly declaring their homosexuality. When the group broke though, in 1984, their first hit single, Relax, was dubbed the first love song ever written to an anus." See also Peter Tatchell, The Mainstreaming of Gay Culture?, article published on the Tatchell's website in 2003 but probably dating from 1998.

Boyfriend: Wolfgang Kuhle (his manager, together 1984-94)

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood Lead Vocals (1980-87)
    Risk Factors: AIDS

    Body Double (26-Oct-1984)

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Author of books:
A Bone In My Flute (1994, memoir)

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