Boney M was a Eurodance, pop, and disco group, comprised of four West Indian singers and dancers and masterminded by German record producer Frank Farian, and who were phenomenally successful during the 1970s. They hold several high marks for UK singles sales.
Boney M, with their sensuous tunes and catchy rhythms, became one of the few Western groups at that time to become well-known outside of the West, including Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. To this day, along with ABBA, they are among the most widely known 1970s western music acts in these regions.
Frank Farian recorded the single "Baby Do You Wanna Bump?" in 1975, performing the sparse vocals of the song himself. Released under the name Boney M, it became a hit in the Netherlands and Belgium. It was then that Farian decided to hire a team of dancers and vocalists to 'front' the group, so it was created thereafter, and made up of four West Indian artists working in London, Germany and the Netherlands: singers Marcia Barrett and Liz Mitchell, model Maizie Williams, and DJ Bobby Farrell.
The line-up of the group went through numerous changes, Maizie Williams being...
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