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The bare essentials

We all know that the only real essential of life is a copy of No.1 — every Thursday. Still, you know how frivolous some of these pop star types can be. When Pat Thomas asked around to find out just what the rich and famous valued above all in life, she got a few surprise answers.

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Why is the sun so important to Holly Johnson?

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Holly Johnson

  1. The Spice Of Life — I Mean in the way that art differs from real life. A Coronation Street kind of existence is alright for some but Id rather not live like that. Id rather live my life in a painting than a photograph of a factory.
  2. Flowers — All kinds of flowers. Without them the world would be a pretty dull place.
  3. Music, Books and Films — For the stimulation of the mind and the soul.
  4. Alison Moyet — Just because I think shes very good.
  5. French and Saunders — Because theyre very funny and people need to lauch.
  6. A new David Bowie album now and again — Its one of the little things we need to expect from life.
  7. No.1 — I couldnt go on living without it.
  8. Hollywood — For its entertainment value and sense of glamour.
  9. Painters — People like Duncan Grant, Picasso, Matisse, Andy Warhol, and Michelangelo — all of whom are individuals.
  10. The Sun — Not the newspaper. Because its the centre of the solar energy and because of the optimism it brings when it comes out of the clouds.
  11. Glamour — An absolute essential. Where would we all be without it?