Put simply, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, were the 80s. This is a great book written by Holly himself & not a ghost writer, he's honest about his working class upbringing in Liverpool & Bowie obsession. It covers his struggling early years & then sudden rise to pop superstardom in the MTV 80s, he only signed off the dole after appearing on TOTP! As well as his tussles with Tessa the tiger, he includes his often fraught relationship with producer Trevor Horn, Paul Morley & his bandmates, plus the court case to release him from his record contract & his subsequent solo success.
Anyone interested in the music business should read this book, like the Sex Pistols, Frankie's career was relatively brief, 84-87 & like the Pistols they were controlled by a guy (Trevor Horn) who took all the credit for their success, most of the money & fell out with the lead singer, only to be later sued by the singer. Though despite their similarities, it doesn't seem from reading this book that Johnson & Lydon have ever met in real life.
Sadly the book ends with his diagnosis in the 90s, it's now been over a decade since this book came out and Holly could maybe look at updating it to tell us more about his battle with HIV, his artwork and his comeback performances.