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Image caption Denise Johnson on stage with George Clinton (left) and Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie in 1996. After lending her stunning voice to bands like Primal Scream, A Certain Ratio and New Order for 30 years, this summer Denise Johnson was almost ready to release her debut solo album. "It was her pet project for quite a few years," says best friend Sue Langford. "She was so excited. "She was self-releasing it, so she did everything. She organised the production and she chose the artwork. She was really thrilled, proud, excited.". Then, at the end of July, Johnson died unexpectedly . She was 56. Tributes flowed from stars like Primal Scream, Ian Brown, Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler, Pet... Full story

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