Denise Johnson Wiki – Biography
Denise Johnson, the Manchester-born singer best known for her vocals on Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica, has died aged 56. A friend of Johnson’s confirmed the news on Twitter. No cause of death has been shared.
She also worked with several bands, including The Pet Shop Boys, Bernard Sumner, and Johnny Marr’s duo Electronic, and post-punk band A Certain Ratio.
Johnson began her professional career as a vocalist in the group Fifth of Heaven, before joining the American soul band Maze during their UK tour in the late 1980s.
She was introduced to Primal Scream when Tony Martin of the duo Hypnotone, who was involved in the making of Screamadelica, recommended her for the vocals on “Don’t Fight It, Feel It”.
In a 2018 Interview with Louder Than War, Johnson described performing with the Primal Scream. She said: “Recording with Primal Scream was nothing like I’d experienced before. It was more like going for a night out and you might do a bit of singing in between! And definitely a top night out when performing with them, because of the band’s influences there was a really good eclectic mix of sounds and grooves.”
During the mid-to-late 1990s, she released three solo singles: Rays of the Rising Sun, I Believe, and Inner Peace. Her debut acoustic solo album, Where Does It Go, was set to be released on September 25, 2020.
Denise Johnson Age
Denise Johnson was 56 years old. She was born on August 31, 1966, in Manchester, England.
Denise Johnson was born to a Jamaican mother. Her mother filled the house with reggae and ska music.
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Cause of Death
She died at the age of 53. Denise Johnson’s cause of death was not revealed. Her friend confirmed the news on Twitter. A Certain Ratio said in a statement: “Johnson has appeared over 200 times with the band in those 30 years, adding her uniqueness to the ACR catalog pre and post 1990. She’s irreplaceable as a person and an artist, ACR is devastated at this loss, we’ll miss her infectious sense of humor and the soaring beauty and passion she brought to our music and our lives.”
New Order said in a statement: “New Order are devastated to hear the sad news that Denise Johnson has passed away. She was a beautiful person with a huge talent. Her voice graced many of our albums and live shows and that of our friends. We will miss her dearly.”
indie-rock band Doves tweeted: “We are all devastated to hear the news that our old friend and all-round beautiful person Denise Johnson has passed away. What a loss for the many people who loved her.”
Primal Scream’s bassist, Simone Marie tweeted: “Very sad news… love and prayers to Denise’s family and loved ones. Rest in Power Denise Johnson x.”
Singer Rowetta said on Twitter: “Sad sad news today. I have so many great memories of Denise from when we were young. We just used to sing & laugh like naughty schoolgirls all the time. A great loss to Manchester and music. My condolences to her family & loved ones.”
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