Boney M.

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Movies Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In 1976, German-based producer and composer Frank Farian invented a group to front a single he had already recorded, ‘Baby Do You Wanna Bump?’, which sold well in Belgium and Holland. The line-up was Marcia Barrett (14 October 1948, Jamaica; vocals), Bobby Farrell (b. 6 October 1949, Aruba, West Indies; vocals), Liz Mitchell (b. 12 July 1952, Clarendon, Jamaica; vocals) and Maizie Williams (b. 25 March 1951, Monserrat, West Indies; vocals). Between 1976 and 1977, the group enjoyed four UK Top 10 hits with ‘Daddy Cool’, ‘Sunny’, ‘Ma Baker’ and ‘Belfast’. Their peak period, however, was 1978 when the chart-topping ‘Rivers Of Babylon’/‘Brown Girl In The Ring’ spent 40 weeks on the UK chart, becoming the second bestselling UK single in history at that time. Its follow-up, ‘Rasputin’, climbed to number 2 and Boney M. ended 1978 with the festive chart-topper ‘Mary Boy’s Child - Oh...

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