ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

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. “Its called A Bone In My Flute — yeah that is as rude as it sounds — and all will be revealed”, says Holly. “It isnt a pop memoir as such. Its more of a homosexual Huckleberry Finn. Its about growing up gay in working class Liverpool. Theres a lot of that. The Frankie Goes To Hollywood story takes up the second half. Its sort of like a Terence Davis film, in a different era. It wasnt a commissioned book and I didnt use a guest ghost writer. Its all me own work and it was bloody hard. Im editing it now and Im discovering that you cant say fuck-all anymore because of the libel laws. You cant say, for example, that such and such narrowly escaped becoming a heroin addict by the skin of his teeth, even if its absolutely true. I cant express an opinion like… …is a complete ass licking, back-stabbing bastard!