Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Add your name to this Hall of Fame



It's time to give this countdown to Gay Xmas a bit of a nostalgia kick, with the extraordinary talent that is Mr Holly Johnson!

Despite the best efforts of Mr O'Dowd or Mr Somerville to break the apathy of the 1980s music industry towards gay rights and gay singers, it was in fact the ground-breaking scandal of Mr Johnson (with Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Relax) that rubbed the smug establishment's noses in it and paved the way for explicit gayness to be aired in the UK...

Here's his solo magnum opus, which pushed the gay buttons to their fullest extent:



Legendary Children (All of Them Queer)
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, William Shakespeare, Nijinsky
Alexander the Great, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Mahler, Liberace

Oh come let us adore them
Those legendary children
You know you can´t ignore them
Those legendary children

Add your name to this hall of fame
The answer is clear
They´re all of them queer
Add your name to this hall of fame
Stand up and cheer
They´re all of them queer

Andy Warhol, Johnny Ray, William Burroughs, Jean Genet
Isherwood, Wilde, Capote, Auden, Jean Cocteau, Joe Orton

You know you can´t ignore them
Those legendary children
Oh come let us adore them
Those legendary children

Add your name to this hall of fame
The answer is clear
They´re all of them queer
Add your name to this hall of fame
Stand up and cheer
They´re all of them queer

Be careful not to bore them
Those legendary children
You know you can´t ignore them
Those legendary children

Mappelthorpe, Crisp, Keith Haring, Derek Jarman, Candy Darling
Hartman, Sommerville - in the house, Dhiagalev, Nureyev, Michael Mouse

Little Richard, George O´Dowd, Divine, Cole Porter - say it loud!
Holly, Wolfgang, Plenty Handbag, Brenda Yardley - what a fag!

4 comments:

  1. Love this song _ I had this and Disco Heaven on my phone when I bumped into Holly recently and played both to him on my phone like a Chav.

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  2. You do wear t-shirts in honour of "The Only Way is Essex", dear... Jx

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  3. As a not-gay-but-half-deaf person, there is more than one cloth-eared type there! Something for everyone.
    Hooray for Holly :-)

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  4. I do like to do my bit for the Essex Massive as I believe the youngsters call them (or at least did 15 years ago).

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