ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

After three Number 1 British singles, Frankie Goes To Hollywood took a “year out” in 1985, divided between a three-month American tour, four months at an Irish converted castle studio complex (above), two months in Jersey and three months recording near Amsterdam. Effectively barred from performing in the one country in which they were a real commercial concern — Britain -theyd lost their loyal following on their return in ‘86.