Holly Johnson is 60 this week.
As lead singer he spend 154 weeks on the UK chart with their seven UK hits – the first three of which were all number ones.
He left the band in 1987 to embark on a solo career but ran into legal problems with the ZTT record company of which FGTH were signed. Instead of a solo career, he had a two year legal battle which he eventually won and in 1989 had his first solo hit with Love Train which reached number four and spent 11 weeks on the chart. The follow-up, Americanos mirrored that chart run.
In 1991, he was diagnosed with HIV and fearing he wouldn’t have long to live he wrote the autobiography A Bone in My Flute.
Let’s remember his debut solo single.