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Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Frankie Goes To Hollywood Music Button Museum
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FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
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Black text and black "Frankie Man" logo on white background. 

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood (FGTH) was a British dance-pop-rock band that was popular in the 1980s. Members included Brian Nash (guitar), Peter Gill (drums), Mark O'Toole (bass guitar), Paul Rutherford (vocals), and was fronted by Holly Johnson (vocals). The "Frankie Man" logo seen on this button was designed by graphic designer David Smart, who was inspired by a logo designed in the 1920s by Erwin Reusch for Delbag Filters, a German company. 

Frankie Goes to Hollywood was the second group in history to reach number one on the UK charts with each of their first three singles ("Relax", "Two Tribes" and "The Power of Love"). FGTH's debut single "Relax" was banned by the BBC in 1984, and won the 1985 award for Best British Single. The band was also nominated for Grammy and MTV Video Music Awards in the category of Best New Artist in 1985. 

Johnson left the band after a tour in 1987, and attempts by Johnson and Rutherford to establish solo careers, as well as the other three members' attempt to keep FGTH alive, were ultimately unsuccessful. Re-issues of "Relax" and "The Power of Love" reached the UK Top Ten in 1993, and remixes of "Two Tribes" and "The Power of Love" were UK Top Twenty hits again in 2000. 

Source: Douglas, S. (September 14, 2016). The logo, art & design of Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Retrieved from http://www.stevedouglas.com/art-design-frankie-goes-to-hollywood/

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