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Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood in London during the 1980s
Background information
Origin Liverpool, England
Genres Dance, pop rock, synthpop, New Wave, Hi-NRG
Years active 1980–1987
Labels ZTT, Island
Associated acts Big in Japan
Past members Mark O'Toole
Peter Gill
Holly Johnson
Jed O'Toole
Sonia Mazumder
Paul Rutherford
Brian Nash
Ryan Molloy

Frankie Goes to Hollywood were a British dance band from Liverpool, England. The band is probably best known for their first single "Relax". This BBC banned the song.

The band released their first studio album Welcome to the Pleasuredome on 29 October 1984. The album featured the singles "Relax", "Two Tribes", "The Power of Love" and "Welcome to the Pleasuredome". Their second and last studio album Liverpool was released on 20 October 1986. The band broke up in 1987. They reunited in 2004, but broke up again in 2007.

Band members

  • Mark O'Toole – bass (1980–1987, 2004–2007)
  • Peter Gill – drums (1980–1987, 2004–2007)
  • Holly Johnson – lead singer (1980–1987)
  • Jed O'Toole – guitar (1980–1982, 2004–2007)
  • Sonia Mazumder – back-up singer (1980)
  • Paul Rutherford – back-up singer, keyboards, dancing (1980–1987, 2004–2007)
  • Brian Nash – guitar (1982–1987)
  • Ryan Molloy – lead singer (2004–2007)



  • Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984)
  • Liverpool (1986)
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