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Title: Holly Johnson, formerly the singer…

HOLLY JOHNSON, formerly the singer with Frankie Goes To Hollywood, is putting the finishing touches to his autobiography which will be published by Random House in spring 1994. “It’s called A Bone In My Flute — yeah that is as rude as it sounds — and all will be revealed”, says Holly. “It isn’t a pop memoir as such. It’s more of a homosexual Huckleberry Finn. It’s about growing up gay in working class Liverpool. There’s a lot of that. The Frankie Goes To Hollywood story takes up the second half. It’s sort of like a Terence Davis film, in a different era. It wasn’t a commissioned book and I didn’t use a guest ghost writer. It’s all me own work and it was bloody hard. I’m editing it now and I’m discovering that you can’t say fuck-all anymore because of the libel laws. You can’t say, for example, that such and such narrowly escaped becoming a heroin addict by the skin of his teeth, even if it’s absolutely true. I can’t express an opinion like… …is a complete ass licking, back-stabbing bastard!