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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1980–87)

Fronted by the charismatic Holly Johnson, FGTH – Paul Rutherford (vocals), Peter Gill (drums), Mark O’Toole (bass) and Brian Nash (guitar) – hit Britain with three consecutive No. 1s: the exciting, synthesized funk pop of 1983’s ‘Relax’ (banned by the BBC) and ‘Two Tribes’ – both precursors of house music – and the huge ballad ‘The Power Of Love’, all inventively produced by Trevor Horn. The title track of Welcome To The Pleasure Dome (1984) only reached No. 2. After a second album, named after their hometown, Liverpool (1986), Johnson went solo.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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