Who Was The Old Blue in Frankie Goes To Hollywood?

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Who Was The Old Blue in Frankie Goes To Hollywood?

Post by Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:17 pm

I remember years ago (1980s/1990s) reading an interview in a provincial newspaper with a vocalist who'd been appointed replacement vocalist in Frankie Goes To Hollywood during their last days. It said he was an ex-pupil of Christ's Hospital.

Glancing at the Wikipedia entry for Frankie Goes To Hollywood, I see mention of both Dee Harris and Grant Boult as having filled this role.

Does anyone know which (if either) was the Old Blue? Or was it someone else entirely?

In the interview, he observed that he'd been something of an outsider in the band, being neither gay nor in the habit of reducing his life to a shambles with drugs.

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Re: Who Was The Old Blue in Frankie Goes To Hollywood?

Post by Vonny » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:11 pm

I don't know about this but the sister of the drummer in Curiosity Killed the Cat was at CH...
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Post by marty » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:51 am

I was always told some of the members of MARRS (they of Pump Up The Volume) fame were OBs. Probably not true....
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Re: Who Was The Old Blue in Frankie Goes To Hollywood?

Post by rockfreak » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:02 pm

I was at CH in the '50s with Dave Carr (Prep B and Mid A) who became the keyboards player in The Fortunes who had chart hits, notably "This Golden Ring". I believe they're still playing oldies package shows but I don't know if Dave is still around.

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Post by Mid A 15 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:18 pm

rockfreak wrote:I was at CH in the '50s with Dave Carr (Prep B and Mid A) who became the keyboards player in The Fortunes who had chart hits, notably "This Golden Ring". I believe they're still playing oldies package shows but I don't know if Dave is still around.
It would appear not sadly.

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Post by sejintenej » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:05 pm

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