- 100% match to Boney M.
This Spanish girl duo had a UK number 1 in 1977 with the disco-orientated Yes Sir, I Can Boogie. Sung by Maria Mendiolo (sometimes credited as Maria Mendiola) and Mayte Mateus, it was written and produced by the German team of Frank Dostal (ex-lead singer of the Rattles) and Rolf Soja, backed by studio musicians. There was a UK Top 10 follow-up, Sorry Im
- 96% match to Boney M.
- 81% match to Boney M.
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
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
- 57% match to Boney M.
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
- 48% match to Boney M.
- 47% match to Boney M.
The mid-90s Britpop phenomenon churned out numerous bands who seemed incapable of creating anything beyond variations on a single riff (usually stolen from George Harrison), but Liverpudlian quartet Space seemed to reinvent themselves single by single.The band came together around 1993 when childhood friends Tommy Scott (18 February 1966, Liverpool, E
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
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summers 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
Gloria Fowles, 7 September 1949, Newark, New Jersey, USA. The Queen Of The Discotheques spent several years struggling on the east coast circuit prior to finding success. A 1965 single, produced by Johnny Nash, preceded her spell as a member of the Soul Satisfiers. Gaynor was discovered singing in a Manhattan nightclub by her future manager, Jay Ellis. He teamed
- 43% match to Boney M.
- 40% match to Boney M.
Britains 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
Camp Swedish outfit described by one unkind journalist as the Au Pairs From Hell, Army Of Lovers originally comprised Alexander Bard (17 March 1961, Blemfontain, South Africa; vocals/guitar), Jean-Pierre Barda (b. 7 March 1967, Paris, France; vocals/drums) and La Camilla (b. Camilla Henemark, 23 October 1964, Stockhom, Sweden; vocals). Bard was the semi-accomplis
Artemios Ventouris Roussos, 15 June 1946, Alexandria, Egypt. This multi-lingual Greeks 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