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

Superfan: Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Gill Coombs

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?
A
 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?
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 Will you all be godparents to baby Frankie?

Superfan: Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Gill Coombs

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