ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

WHISPERS

Holly of Frankie Goes To Hollywood fled to Holland last week to avoid all the fuss that goes with being a celebrity. He was pursued by eager Fleet Street hacks panting for a final quote. “Oh, just say that Mike Reads got a mind like a sewer,” Holly snickered before disappearing into the Duty Free…

Incidentally, the shock of getting to No.1 proved a bit too much for the Frankies when their record company threw a posh reception for the lads. Tears were shed as the poor mites emotions got out of hand and not even a case of vintage bubbly could cheer them up.

Meanwhile Rob Gretton, New Orders affable manager, collared a passing Whisper in Manchesters Hacienda club and told him that ‘Relax sounds like “a cross between ‘Blue Monday and ‘Confusion.” What will ZTTs Paul Morley make of that?…

Finally, Gerry Marsden of original Mersey beat band Gerry And The Pacemakers telephoned Frankie to thank them for covering Gerrys ‘Ferry Cross The Merseythe former teen idols get a fat 50 per cent of the single royalties…