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Paul Rutherford (singer)

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Occupation(s)  Musician, singer
Role  Musician
Name  Paul Rutherford
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Born  8 December 1959 (age 56)Liverpool, England, UK (1959-12-08)
Genres  Dance, house, synthpop, new wave, pop rock
Labels  ZTT Records, Beatfarm Records
Associated acts  Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Music groups  Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Spitfire Boys
Movies  Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Hard On
Similar People  Mark O'Toole, Peter Gill, Brian Nash, Holly Johnson, Trevor Horn

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Paul Rutherford (born 8 December 1959, Liverpool) is an English musician and the former backing vocalist, dancer and occasional keyboardist with 1980s pop band Frankie Goes to Hollywood (FGTH), one of the group's two gay singers.


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He was born in Liverpool, but as a child during the 1960s moved to the Cantril Farm district, where future footballer Micky Quinn and future comedian Craig Charles were among his neighbours. He attended St Dominic's Roman Catholic school in Huyton along with his twin sister.

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Rutherford joined FGTH in 1980. He sang backing vocals to Holly Johnson and also danced and provided some keyboard parts to the band's output.

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He emerged from the 1970s punk scene on Merseyside founding initial fame with St.Helen's band The Spitfire Boys.The Spitfire Boys released a single "British Refugees/Mein Kampf". He later teamed up with Johnson in a new band which went on to dominate the UK Singles Chart in 1984. He frequented and performed at the Seven Dials Jazz Club in London.

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The band ended three years later and Rutherford attempted a solo career which was short-lived. In 1989, three singles and the album Oh World were released. Two of the album tracks were produced by ABC. In late 2010, he released the album "The Cowboy Years" under the name "Paul Rutherford/Butt Cowboys".

Rutherford and his civil union partner Perry live in New Zealand.

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Solo Discography

  • Oh World (1989) re-released in 2011
  • That Moon EP w/ The Pressure Zone (1989) re-released in 2010
  • The Cowboy Years (2010)
  • Songs

    The Power of Love
    Two Tribes
    Welcome to the Pleasuredome
    Born to Run
    Rage Hard
    Warriors of the Wasteland
    Power of Love '93
    Maximum Joy
    Happy Hi
    Including the Last Voice
    Krisco Kisses
    The Only Star in Heaven
    Lunar Bay
    Half the Picture
    Our Silver Turns to Gold
    War Is Peace"
    Pocket Vibrator
    Kill the Pain
    Watching the Wildlife
    Get Real
    The World Is My Oyster
    Black Night White Light
    Oh World
    For Heaven's Sake
    Deep at the Centre
    Who Said It Was Easy
    The Gospel Truth


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