La scena di Manchester piange una delle sue più straordinarie interpreti. Denise Johnson è morta all’età di 56 anni. Pagine indelebili di un’epoca magnifica. Da ‘Screamadelica’ (con i Primal Scream collabora dal 1990 al 1995) agli A Certain Ratio, dagli Electronic (Marr/Sumner) ai Pet Shop Boys, da Michael Hutchence a Ian Brown, da Bernard Butler ai The Joy, da Beth Orton ai The Charlatans. Una carriera lunga, iniziata in ambito gospel/funk (vedi Maze) che vanta anche tre singoli a suo nome ai quali si sarebbe aggiunto a breve un album (‘Where Does It Go’) che aveva ultimato. Le cause della morte non sono state comunicate.
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. pic.twitter.com/9elTLCiHG8
— New Order (@neworder) July 27, 2020
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) July 27, 2020
Shocked and devastated to hear of the passing of Denise Johnson. An absolutely beautiful lady. Rest In Peace Denise x
— stephen morris (@stephenpdmorris) July 27, 2020
We’re very saddened to hear of the passing of legend Denise Johnson, a great musician and friend of the shop. Like Denise, we were looking forward to the release of her debut acoustic solo album and in working with her to bring it to you all. A tragic day for Manchester music. pic.twitter.com/MNA0Qs5FqF
— Piccadilly Records (@PiccadillyRecs) July 27, 2020
I truly felt this, still do.
Rest in peace Denise Johnson.
My most sincere condolences to her family and friends.https://t.co/JNxKPcGRLu
— erol alkan (@erolalkan) July 27, 2020
Shocked and saddened to hear about Denise – my heart goes out to the Johnson family for their terrible loss. Rest in peace Denise, singing with the angels. X
— Peter Hook (@peterhook) July 27, 2020
It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beautiful dear friend Denise has passed away.
A full statement will be released later, for now please give her family and friends the space they need. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/aJpsr2sQ13
— A Certain Ratio (@acrmcr) July 27, 2020
RIP LOVELY DENISE JOHNSON X
— Ian Brown (@ianbrown) July 27, 2020
I am saddened to hear of Denise Johnson's passing. I invited her to sing on my album because I heard her voice when I wrote the songs. I didn't ask for a backing singer; I asked for Denise Johnson. She was beautiful and alive and I am grateful my music was touched by her beauty.
— Bernard Butler (@Bernard_Butler) July 27, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/ykNsjPMxmD
— Rowetta🎙 (@Rowetta) July 27, 2020
I cant believe the news that Denise Johnson has passed -Her voice sews so many memories together in many contexts – but most of all she gave the best hugs -but you can hear that cant you ? xxxx pic.twitter.com/jHptOaLF6p
— 808 State (@state808) July 27, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/XM2trsLCsV
— Doves (@dovesmusicblog) July 27, 2020