@ARowanJenkins Rings a bell , might even have been there :)
British pop star Holly Johnson has opened up about living with Hiv, insisting he is amazed he is still alive 23 years after his diagnosis.
The former Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman was diagnosed with the illness in 1991 and thought he would be the latest in a long line of famous faces who fell victim to Aids.
However, the development of medications to control the illness means Johnson is living with the disease, and he has now detailed the effects it has on his life.
Continue reading: Holly Johnson Opens Up About Life With Hiv
Is The Justice Collective's 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' The Underdog In The Fight For Christmas Number One?
The Justice Collective have finally released their tribute single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' in remembrance of the tragic disaster at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.
The race is on for the UK Christmas Number one, due to be announced on Sunday December 23, 2012.
It’s a battle of two charity singles this year: The x factor winner James Arthur is looking for a second week at number one with ‘Impossible’, the proceeds of which will go to help the charity Together For Short Lives (which helps sick children), whilst The Justice Collective are hoping for the number one slot with their cover of The Hollies’ ‘He Ain’t Heavy (He’s My Brother).’ The Justice Collective single is also a charitable concern, raising money to help the families of those affected by the Hillsborough Disaster with their legal fees.
Despite receiving far less airplay than Arthur, The Justice Collective – which features Holly Johnson, Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and Rebecca Ferguson, among many others – currently looks to be in the front-running for the title. The former Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer, Holly Johnson, is urging the public to go out and buy the single – not simply so that it can go to number one, but because it will help the families of the victims of the 1987 disaster.
Lana Del Rey has joined the Lovebox line-up, which will take place in Victoria Park, east London from June 15 -17.
The 'Video Games' singer will play on the final night of the annual London festival, which takes place in Victoria Park, east London from June 15 -17.
Continue reading: Lana Del Rey Joins Lovebox Line-up
The openly gay singer has been dating his manager, Wolfgang Kuhle, for 25 years, but the star is adamant he won't be following in the footsteps of Sir Elton John and David Furnish by making their union official with a civil partnership ceremony.
He says, "I'm still with Wolfgang. We haven't gone for the civil partnership thing, though. He said, 'Well, we've been together 20-odd years. What if it changed the dynamic and spoiled things?' If it ain't broke, don't fix it is how we feel."
The Relax singer struggled with ill health for five years before medication to combat his condition was made available in 1996.
And he is thankful he's managed to survive so long - because many of his close pals from his 1980s heyday have since died.
He says, "I'm very well. Combination therapy has its side effects but I'm just really grateful to be alive. So many of my friends from that period aren't. When I see the original Relax video it's quite sad because a lot of my friends are in it that are no longer with us. But I was one of the lucky ones to be thriving and surviving."
Continue reading: Johnson: 'I'm Lucky To Be Alive'
The Relax hitmakers rocketed to fame after scoring a string of hits in the 1980s, but they fell apart due to growing tensions.
And singer Johnson admits he knew he was through with the group when a bandmate challenged him to a fistfight.
He recalls, "The defining moment when I knew I wanted to leave was when one of the band members lashed out at me. He literally had to be dragged off by other people and I thought, 'Well that's the end of the line.' I can't tolerate physical violence."
Continue reading: Johnson Won't Reunite Frankie Goes To Hollywood
The singer was left fearing for his life after doctors diagnosed him with the virus in 1991, but it was the reaction of his showbusiness pals that pushed him to his lowest ebb.
He explains, "When I dropped out of the music business, it was like being an outcast for a number of years. It was a very hard and dark time for me. I was gravely ill and no one knew if I would make it.
"I had little support from people in the music business and I didn't hear from any of the other band members."
Continue reading: Ill Johnson Was Offered Work By Cowell
Two years after falling ill, Holly Johnson was diagnosed with HIV, and spent the next five years close to death.
Former Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman and 80s icon Holly Johnson was already close to death when he was diagnosed with HIV. Johnson received the news in 1991, despite having "an inkling" the he might have the illness for two years, after falling ill. He explained that for the five years following his diagnosis, he felt "at death's door".
In an interview with British newspaper The Times, Johnson said: "At the end of 1989, I was already showing signs of ill health. I had to pull out of a major German TV show with some mysterious flu. Did I have an inkling? Oh God, yeah. But I thought that if I didn't talk about it, it would go away. I was nearly in the grave. Well, Holly Johnson was at death's door between 1991 and 1996."
British soccer hunk David Beckham has inspired a new range of artwork.
The style icon is the subject of works by 25 contemporary British artists offered yesterday (04NOV04) at a charity auction in London.
The auction, organised by the NATIONAL DEAF CHILDREN'S SOCIETY, raised more than $110,600 (GBP61,400), says spokesman MATTHEW STICKELS.
Continue reading: David Beckham Inspires Artwork
Date of birth
9th February, 1960
@ARowanJenkins Rings a bell , might even have been there :)
@BruceLaBruce eat cake!
@RealMattLucas just imagine the dress you would have worn!
@Midlands_editor even the can of Fiesta co ordinates , what's not to like?
Americanos TV Performance 1989 : https://t.co/6BxaDFfdBH
@Kapuskasing ah yes the luxurious auburn hair of my youth
@Rev_Dr Putney ?
Listening to April 1989 Pick Of The Pops @BBCRadio2 and Bob's your uncle Americanos at Number 4! https://t.co/EahHKt9p8Q
@HollyJohnsonfan There are always two sides to a story. He was a better and more experienced Mayor of London than any other candidate
Amazing Afternoon Action Against An Atrocity ! https://t.co/YiwW705KZC
@Paul_stag and you're not "following" so I can't DM you
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The end of a perfect day at Anfield Football Stadium . May 1997 https://t.co/AOtKkrl6TG
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@ztdam2 @MusicOnVinyl @SalvoMusic ah grey not silver !
@WadeyWade you'll have to watch it on catch up for the details
@WadeyWade meh one of the lads is on the sex register now
@StuartPritchar5 ask @MusicOnVinyl @SalvoMusic I assume it's now available to pre order from the usual outlets
Thanks @MusicOnVinyl and @SalvoMusic #Liverpool #silver #vinyl https://t.co/7Oc3U7sbXF