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Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Formed: 1980 in Liverpool, England
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143 Ratings
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Disbanded: 1987
Genre: Other, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Holly Johnson, Peter Gill, Brian Nash, Mark O'Toole, Paul Rutherford
Biography: On the back of an enormous publicity campaign, Frankie Goes to Hollywood dominated British music in 1984. Frankie's dance-pop borrowed heavily from the then-current Hi-NRG movement, adding a slick pop sensibility and production. What really distinguished the group was not their music, but their marketing ...Read full biography
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Released: 1984
Label: ZTT Records
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Strip away all the hype, controversy, and attendant craziness surrounding Frankie -- most of which never reached American shores, though the equally bombastic "Relax" and "Two Tribes" both charted well ...Read full review
Released: 1986
Label: ZTT Records
Critics' Rating:
Frankie Goes to Hollywood's first double album was a huge hit. Their second offering also met with some success, although it is not as well remembered. And yet, on many accounts, Liverpool can be considered ...Read full review
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