Title: Frankie Goes To Hollywood will play Liverpool this year...
Source: No. 1
Publish date: 1 December 1984
Frankie Goes To Hollywood will play Liverpool this year - three dates in fact but we can’t say where yet. The local tourist board and police are already holding meetings to prepare for the invasion of the ancient city.
In Atlanta, Georgia, a stage invasion by a hundred fans resulted in Paul Rutherford having a fancy waistcoat nicked and in the disappearance of two leather jackets.
But that’s nowt compared to what Holly lost in New York before FGTH played three nights at the Ritz - his voice! After wrapping up in warm towels sipping honey tea, he recovered enough to attend Diane Brill’s party for the band at Danceteria which a spokespersonette described as the “best party in the world for 20 minutes”. Mud wrestlers cavorted on motorbikes, while girls in skimpy underwear hung from pillars.
Mark O’Toole’s verdict on Brill’s boss Andy Warhol was fairly succinct. “He’s a decrepit old git. The only thing he’s got going for him is that he can throw shit at the walls, call it art and sell it for thousands.” When Frankie pack up, Mark is thinking of taking a job as Guardian art critic.