12 Facts About Boney M


Boney M was an Afro-German-Caribbean vocal group that specialized in disco and funk created by German record producer Frank Farian, who was the group's primary songwriter.

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In 1977, Boney M released their second album, Love for Sale, which contained the hits "Ma Baker" and "Belfast".

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Also during 1978, Boney M made a much-publicized promotional visit to the Soviet Union, one of the very few Western acts along with Elton John to do so, although tracks like "Rasputin" were not released in the Soviet Union due to their lyrics.

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Liz Mitchell was touring the world with her line-up of Boney M, which is the only line-up officially supported by Farian.

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Boney M made a live appearance at the 37th International Film Festival of India, which took place on 23 November 2006 in Panaji, the state capital of Goa, India.

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Bobby Farrell's Boney M performed a concert at the Amphi in Ra'anana, Israel, in May 2007.

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On 28 June 2007 Boney M featuring Matthew Felsenfeld and Liz Mitchell performed at the Oktiabrsky concert hall in St Petersburg, Russia.

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Legal rights to the name "Boney M " have been a matter of controversy, and even court cases, between the former members of the band and producer Frank Farian ever since the late 1980s.

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Boney M's agent said Farrell was complaining of breathing problems after performing with his band the evening before.

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In March 2015, Farian released Diamonds, a 3CD box celebrating the 40th anniversary of Boney M It contained re-mastered versions of the original hit singles or of previously unreleased versions, a remix disc and the new digital single Song of Joy featuring Liz Mitchell.

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Boney M was hugely popular in the Soviet Union in the 1970s, although the song "Rasputin" was banned by the Soviet authorities during the group's concert in Moscow in December 1978.

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Boney M was immensely popular in India through the 1970s and 1980s.

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