|Genres:||Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||80s pop german hip-hop rnb|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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This infamous pop duo comprised Rob Pilatus (8 June 1965, New York, USA, d. 3 April 1998, Frankfurt, Germany) who was brought up in an orphanage, and Fabrice Morvan (b. 14 May 1966), who was training to be a trampoline athlete until a fall damaged his neck. Based in Germany, they worked as dancers for various German groups, before forming their own duo combining rap and soul, taking their name from a New York club. They enjoyed huge international hits between 1988 and 1989 with Girl You Know Its True (US number 2/UK number 3), Baby Dont Forget My Number (US number 1), Girl Im Gonna Miss You (US number 1/UK number 2), and Blame It On The Rain (US number 1) before suffering a major backlash when they were exposed as frontmen for a group fabricated by Boney M producer Frank Farian. The duo had apparently been chosen for their looks and were effectively locked out of the studio when recording...