Johanna Bennett

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Johanna Bennett
Birth name Johanna Bennett
Born (1984-09-30) 30 September 1984 (age 30)
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2007 - present
Associated acts Totalizer
Kings of Leon
Arctic Monkeys

Johanna Bennett (born 30 September 1984, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire) co-wrote the Arctic Monkeys single "Fluorescent Adolescent" with her then boyfriend Alex Turner, lead singer of the band. The song lyrics were developed during a word game while the couple were on holiday.

Bennett was the frontwoman of the band Totalizer, whose demos were produced by Dirty Pretty Things guitarist Anthony Rossomando.[1] The band played a couple of shows and folded in November 2007.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Bennett earned a psychology degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London.[3]

Johanna is married to Kings of Leon lead guitarist Matthew Followill since 2009. Their first son, Knox Cameron Patrick Followill, was born on 22 April 2011.[4] Their second son, Adrian Ellory Followill, was born on 16 March 2013.[5]


  1. ^ "Arctic Monkeys hit written with ex-girlfriend". 16 July 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Totalizer R.I.P.". 5 November 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Davis, Ben (18 May 2010). "Thorney girl living the rock star life with Kings of Leon boyfriend". Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Michaud, Sarah (1 March 2011). "Kings of Leon’s Matthew Followill Is a Dad-to-Be". Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
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