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Legendary Madchester vocalist Denise Johnson has died

The singer worked with the likes of Primal Scream and New Order

Legendary Madchester vocalist Denise Johnson has died.

On Monday 27th July, a statement issued by Denise Johnson's family announced that the singer had passed away suddenly after an illness, aged 56. She had been due to release her debut solo acoustic album in September.

Johnson began her career with American soul band Maze during the '80s, and went on to perform with Primal Scream for five years, featuring on the band's landmark 1991 'Screamadelica' album. Johnson also worked alongside the likes of The Pet Shop Boys, Bernard Sumner, and Electronic. 

Tributes have poured in from across the music industry, with the likes of Boy George, 808 State, Fatboy Slim, Ian Brown of The Stone Roses, The Orb, New Order and Picadilly Records sharing memories of the iconic vocalist.

You can read some of the tributes below.

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