Frank Farian

Frank Farian

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frank Farian (born Franz Reuther 18 July 1941, Kirn, Germany), is a German record producer and songwriter. He started out as a trained cook before moving into the music industry. His musical productions have won more than 800 gold and platinum records. His trademark is that he commonly inserts himself as a backing or lead vocalist in place or, in tandem with, the male performers in the groups that he produces. Starting out, Farian wanted to become a solo artist, but was unable to attain success. He wanted to write, produce and sing R&B styled music. When his song "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (a remake of Prince Buster's song Al Capone from the 1960s), published under the pseudonym Boney M., became successful, Farian hired performers to 'front' for performances on television. The lead vocals for songs on Boney M. albums were sung by Farian, Marcia Barrett and Liz Mitchell, who quickly became synonymous with the group. Boney M.'s frontman, Bobby Farrell, was only allowed to record vocals in the 1980s (although all four members of the group did sing live for all their concert tours). Bobby Farrell was fired from the group in 1981.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134971103
  • 9786134971102