Paul Rutherford (singer)
|Born||8 December 1959|
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, tambourine|
|Associated acts||The Spitfire Boys, Frankie Goes to Hollywood|
Paul Rutherford (born 8 December 1959) is an English singer, musician and dancer. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as backing vocalist, dancer, and occasional keyboardist of the pop band Frankie Goes to Hollywood, one of the band's two singers.
Paul Rutherford was born on 8 December 1959, in Liverpool, England, but moved to the Cantril Farm district as a child during the 1960s, 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.
Early music career
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Rutherford joined Frankie Goes to Hollywood in 1980. He sang backing vocals to Johnson and also danced and provided some keyboard parts to the band's recordings. The band ended three years later, and Rutherford attempted a solo career which was short-lived.
After Frankie Goes To Hollywood
In late 2010, he released the album "The Cowboy Years" under the name "Paul Rutherford/Butt Cowboys".
- Oh World (1989)
- The Cowboy Years (2010)
- That Moon with The Pressure Zone (1989)
- Warner, Timothy (2003), Pop Music: Technology and Creativity: Trevor Horn and the Digital Revolution, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., p. 78, ISBN 0-7546-3132-X
- Strong, Martin Charles (2004), The Great Rock Discography, Canongate U.S., p. 561, ISBN 1-84195-615-5
- Cassidy, Jude; Shaver, Phillip R. (1999), Rough Guide to Rock, London: Rough Guides, p. 668, ISBN 1-84353-105-4
- "PAUL RUTHERFORD | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- Taylor, Phil (4 January 2014). "Frankie goes to Waiheke". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
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