Let's go back in time to the disco era of the 1970's. How many of you remember a group called Boney M? They were very popular in Europe, less so in the USA. They had a number of hit singles - but they were basically a musical fraud, the creation of a German music producer named Frank Farian. He died late in January.
German music producer Frank Farian - founder of the disco band Boney M - has died at the age of 82, according to his family.
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Boney M, which formed in 1976, had a string of hit singles including Daddy Cool, Rasputin and Rivers of Babylon.
Farian also went on to found the duo Milli Vanilli, who were involved in a lip-synching controversy ... In 1990, Farian was embroiled in a scandal surrounding Milli Vanilli when he confessed they had not sung on their records.
There's more at the link.
Here's the background to Farian, Boney M and one of the biggest fakes of the disco music era.
Despite all the shenanigans, Boney M could certainly pound out disco with the best of them. They went from a small-time band to major star status. Here's a short progression, from their initial hit "Daddy Cool" to "Ma Baker" to "Rasputin", the latter performed in a gigantic Moscow theater with full supporting cast.
I was never into disco, but I remember all those songs. We went a-boppin' down the road to them on many occasions. The only excuse I can offer is that we were younger then . . .