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There are several prominent men named Stephen Bishop:. Other singles include:. To this day, along with ABBA, they are the most widely known western music acts in these regions. Boney M, with their sensuous tunes and catchy rythms became one of the few western bands that became well-known in the non-European world including Africa, India and South-East Asia. They are the only act to appear twice in the Top 10; not even the Beatles were able to achieve this.
As of the list of the best selling singles in the United Kingdom, issued in 2002, Boney M appear 5th and 10th places respectively, with the two above singles. They also achieved a second UK million seller with their version of calypso classic Mary's Boy Child which was previously a million seller for Harry Belafonte. It sold 500 copies short of 2 million. Rivers of Babylon became the second highest selling single of all time in the UK in 1978 when the B-side Brown girl in the Ring was given extensive airplay on radio.
(The vocal contributions of Barrett and Williams are not in doubt.). He finally admitted to this on German television in 2003, saying that Farrell had been chosen for his personality and innovative dancing. The mostly spoken male voice was that of Farian. Foreshadowing Farian's involvement in the Milli Vanilli controversy a decade later, Williams and Farrell sang very little, or not at all, on Boney M's records.
When Frank Farian first released "Baby Do You Wanna Bump?" in 1974, under the Boney M name, he did the singing himself (there were very few words), and only when the song became a hit he decided to hire a team of dancers and vocalists to 'man' the group. The line-up changed several times; only Maizie Williams was there from the very beginning. The group was created by producer Frank Farian in 1976 and was composed of four West Indian artists working in London, Germany and Netherlands: singers Marcia Barrett and Liz Mitchell, model Maizie Williams and DJ Bobby Farrell. Boney M. is a Eurodance and disco group, which was phenomenally successful during the 1970s. Painter Man (about Andy Warhol).
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