Holly JohnsonHolly Johnson
(born William Johnson
on February 9
) is best known as the lead singer of British pop group Frankie Goes to Hollywood
. The group's first single, Relax
reached no. 1 on the UK charts in 1984 despite (or perhaps because of) controversy about the lyrics. Holly left the group in 1987 as he was unhappy with the group's musical direction. In 1989 he released his solo album Blast
which went to no. 1 in the UK. In 1993 he announced he was HIV positive.