Denise Johnson, Soulful Singer For Primal Scream, Has Died

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Tributes are pouring in on social media for Manchester-born singer Denise Johnson, who has died at the age of 56. The news of Johnson’s passing was announced on Twitter. The cause of death is not known yet.

Johnson made an indelible mark in music by way of her vocals on Primal Scream’s classic 1991 album, Screamadelica. She was the featured vocalist on the group’s breakthrough single “Come Together.”

Her body of work includes recording with A Certain Ration, Fifth of Heaven and The Joy as well as solo releases by New Order‘s Bernard Sumner and The Stone Roses’ Ian Brown.

Johnson began her career in gospel music and was later discovered by Frankie Beverly. She went on to perform with Maze during a tour of England in the late ’80s.

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