Devoted fans whos us their collections and pop memorabilia. This time, Gill Coombs from Brighton shows us her Frankie Goes To Hollywood collection…

When did you first become a Superfan of your favourite artist and why?
As a 13-year-old in 1989, when Holly Johnson released Love Train, I discovered that he used to be in a band and I worked backwards from there! Frankie’s music hit me like a lightning bolt. Nothing before, or since, has had such an impact on my life – and there’s no rational explanation for it! I’ve just given birth to a new baby the other week and called him Frankie!Superfan: Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Gill Coombs

What do you have in your collection?
A large collection of their music on all formats plus T-shirts, posters, magazines, badges, autographs and lots of miscellaneous stuff!

How much have you spent on your collection?
 I’ve never had a huge amount to spend but still wouldn’t like to guess!

What’s your favourite item in your collection?
Photos from the gig I organised for Nasher in 2010 and personalised autographs from Holly and Nasher.

Superfan: Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Gill CoombsWhat do the letters in your collection relate to?
They are a collection of correspondence between various city councils and the police regarding illegal merchandise sellers during their UK tour in 1985.

Have you ever met your favourite artist?
I bumped into Holly last summer and immediately turned into a lovestruck 13-year-old again. I burbled at him like a mad woman, then ran off without getting a photo. I’ve also met Nasher a couple of times, most notably when I organised the gig in 2010. He’s a lovely bloke and always has lots of time for his fans.

If you could ask your favourite artist one question, what would it be?
 Will you all be godparents to baby Frankie?

Superfan: Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Gill Coombs

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