Introducing Boney M

Boney M in 1981


Boney M. is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in West Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Jamaican-born British singers Liz Mitchell (lead singer) and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba.


German singer-songwriter Frank Farian recorded the dance track "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" in December 1974. When the record was released as a single, it was credited to "Boney M.", a pseudonym Farian had created for himself.


Boney M. appeared on the live music show on September 18, 1976, where they performed the song "Daddy Cool". The song quickly went to no.1 in Germany. Another single, "Sunny" (a cover of the 1966 Bobby Hebb song) gave the group their second no.1 hit.


In 1977, Boney M. released their second album, Love for Sale, which contained the hits "Ma Baker" and "Belfast".


1978 was their biggest year. They released a new double A-sided single, "Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring", which became a massive hit all over Europe, reaching #1 in several countries. Following this came their biggest-selling album, Nightflight to Venus, which spawned another hit single, "Rasputin".


1979 saw Boney M. release a brand new single, "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday", which became another Top 10 hit across Europe.


It had never been a secret that Bobby Farrell never was in the studio providing vocals for the studio recordings (Farian did the male vocals in the studio).


The group has sold more than 150 million albums and singles worldwide (...)


Source of the introducing: WIKIPEDIA.


Some Boney M songs may be found from this page.