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Modern Talking - 79% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
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Goombay Dance Band - 69% match to Boney M.

Genres: Disco Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Germany-based theatrical band was in a similar vein to the more successful Boney M. They were led by Olivier Bendt, and included his wife Alicia, children Danny and Yasmin, plus Dorothy Hellings, Wendy Doorsen, and Mario Slijngaard. Olivier is by profession a fire-eater who learnt his trade in St. Lucia, West Indies. By 1980, the Goombay Dance Band was one of the most succ Read more

Smokie - 66% match to Boney M.

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pop band from Bradford, Yorkshire, England was formed by school friends Chris Norman (25 October 1950, Redcar, Yorkshire, England; vocals), Terry Uttley (guitar), and Alan Silson (bass). The three were previously together in 1966 with a band titled the Elizabethans. Turning professional in 1968, they changed their name to Kindness, performing at holiday camps and ballro Read more

ABBA - 65% match to Boney M.

Genres: Disco Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The acronym Abba, coined in 1973, represented the coming together of four leading figures in Swedish pop. Agnetha Fältskog (5 April 1950, Jönköping, Sweden) had achieved pop success in her country with the 1968 hit ‘Jag Var Sa Kar’ (‘I Was So In Love’). Björn Ulvaeus (b. 25 April 1945, Gothenburg, Sweden) had previously appeared with t Read more

Sandra - 49% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
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Village People - 49% match to Boney M.

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Village People from New York City, USA, were a concept before they were a group. The brainchild of French record producer Jacques Morali (d. 15 November 1991, Paris, France), the troupe was assembled in 1977. Morali, who had been enjoying great success on the disco charts with the Ritchie Family, intended to create a camp rock ‘n’ roll/dance act that would flaunt Read more

Demis Roussos - 48% match to Boney M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Artemios Ventouris Roussos, 15 June 1946, Alexandria, Egypt. This multi-lingual Greek’s father was a semi-professional classical guitarist, and his mother a singer. At music college in Athens, Roussos mastered trumpet, double bass, organ and bouzouki. These talents were put to commercial use in the Idols and We Five, early Greek pop bands that enjoyed local commercial s Read more

Laura Branigan - 47% match to Boney M.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1957, Brewster, New York, USA, d. 26 August 2004, East Quogue, New York, USA. A former backing vocalist with Leonard Cohen, Branigan’s breakthrough came in 1982, when her energetic voice was demonstrated to its full effect on a belting rendition of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 Italian hit ‘Gloria’. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed i Read more

Bee Gees - 46% match to Boney M.

Genres: Disco Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful Anglo/Australian vocal trio was formed by twins Maurice (22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles, d. 12 January 2003, Miami, Florida, USA; bass/keyboards/vocals) and Robin Gibb (b. 22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; vocals) and their elder brother Barry Gibb (b. 1 September 1946, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; g Read more

Fancy - 44% match to Boney M.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Bucks Fizz - 43% match to Boney M.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘Britain’s answer to Abba’, Bucks Fizz was originally conceived as a vehicle for singer, producer and manager Nichola Martin to appear in the Eurovision Song Contest. With her partner, and later husband, Andy Hill producing and composing material, Martin auditioned hundreds of applicants before deciding on Mike Nolan (7 December 1954), Bobby Gee (b. Robert Gub Read more

Samantha Fox - 43% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1966, London, England. While studying for her O-level examinations, 16-year-old Fox was ‘discovered’ by the Sun newspaper and promoted as a topless model. Before long she became something of a British institution and a recording career beckoned. Her debut single in 1986, ‘Touch Me’ elicited almost universally favourable reviews with critics regis Read more

Donna Summer - 42% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance Disco Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

Bonnie Tyler - 40% match to Boney M.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gaynor Hopkins, 8 June 1951, Skewen, South Wales. Tyler’s powerful, melodramatic voice was a perfect vehicle for the quasi-operatic imagination of producer Jim Steinman. After winning a talent contest in 1970, Tyler sang regularly in Welsh clubs and pubs, fronting a soul band called Mumbles. A throat operation in 1976 gave her voice an extra huskiness that attracted wri Read more

Kim Wilde - 37% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kim Smith, 18 November 1960, Chiswick, London, England. The daughter of 50s pop idol Marty Wilde and Vernons Girls’ vocalist Joyce Smith (née Baker), Kim was signed to Mickie Most’s RAK Records in 1980 after the producer heard a demo Kim recorded with her brother Ricky. Her first single, the exuberant ‘Kids In America’, composed by Ricky and co-pro Read more


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