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Frank Farian

Biography

b. Franz Reuther, 18 July 1941, Kirn, Germany. Farian made two of the globe’s bestselling pop groupings, Boney M and Milli Vanilli. His dad was wiped out in World Battle II and Farian was raised within the 50s hearing US and UK pop music. His initial group was called following the Shadows but with the middle-60s he was a convert to spirit music, leading a music group devoted to executing cover versions folks hits. In the first 70s he turned to ballad performing for the Hansa-Ariola label. Among his successes had been ‘Dana My Appreciate’ (1972) and ‘Rocky’ that was #1 1 in Germany in 1976. Exactly the same calendar year, Farian became a member of the disco increase by composing and making with session performers, ‘Baby Perform Ya Wanna Bump?’. The monitor’s achievement in holland led Farian to create a documenting and touring group which continued to notch up over twelve Western european and UK strikes during the following five years. Through the past due 70s, he also created a edition of Ann Peebles’ ‘I Can’t Stand The Rainfall’ as well as other hits with the disco group Eruption. Farian’s insufficient US achievement with Boney M was rectified by his following bestselling take action. In his studio room near Munich during 1987, he created tracks beneath the name Milli Vanilli, recruiting Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan to front side the group on live gigs. The group experienced #1 1 hits in the us with its 1st three singles in 1989 and experienced two bestselling albums. But Milli Vanilli’s profession ended all of a sudden when Farian accepted that Pilatus and Morvan hadn’t sung within the band’s information. He re-launched the group in 1991 because the Actual Milli Vanilli, using Brad Howell, Johnny Davis and Charles Shaw, the performers from the initial studio sessions.

Quick Facts


Full Name Frank Farian
Profession Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality German
Awards Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement Award
Music Groups Boney M., Milli Vanilli
Music Songs Feliz Navidad, Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, Daddy Cool, Girl I'm Gonna Miss You, Sunny, Girl You Know It's True, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, Brown Girl in the Ring, Blame It on the Rain, Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord, Bahama Ma Ma, Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday, Baby Don’t Forget My Number, Kalimba De Luna, When a Child Is Born, Joy to the World, I See a Boat on the River, Ribbons of Blue, Going Back West, Happy Song, Painter Man, Belfast, We Kill the World, Somewhere in the World, No Woman No Cry, El Lute, Young Free and Single, Disco Megamix, Malaika, Spring' Ueber Deinen Schatten, Tommy
Albums Nightflight to Venus, Take the Heat off Me, Love for Sale, Oceans of Fantasy, Boonoonoonoos, Christmas Album, Girl You Know It's True, Eye Dance, Ten Thousand Lightyears, The Magic of Boney M.: 20 Golden Hits, The Magic of Boney M., All or Nothing, The Greatest Hits, The Best of Boney M., Gold – 20 Super Hits, Fantastic Boney M., 20th Century Hits, The Collection, The 20 Greatest Christmas Songs, Ultimate, Christmas Time, The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World, Ultimate Boney M. – Long Versions & Rarities, Volume 3, Ultimate Boney M. – Long Versions & Rarities, Volume 2, Children of Paradise – The Greatest Hits of Boney M. – Vol. 2, Norske Hits, The Magic of Boney M. – The Danish Collection, Ma Baker, Greatest Hits, Original Album Classics, Diamonds (40th Anniversary Edition), Back and in Attack, Christmas with Boney M., Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '88, Ultimate Boney M. – Long Versions & Rarities, Volume 1, Das beste aus 40 Jahren Hitparade, Ultimate 2.0, The Essential Boney M., Boney M. - 2 in 1 (In The Mix/The Best 12inch Versions)


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#Fact
1 Has two daughters, Nicole -from his first marriage- and Yanina, whose mother Chinya is expecting a second daughter in May 2007.
2 Currently produces "Daddy Cool", a musical containing old Boney M. hits, which premiered at the Shaftsbury Theater in London on 15 August 2006.
3 After fighting with the alleged singers of Milli Vanilli over money, he confirmed to the press that he had the idea of someone else singing the duo's records.
4 Was trained to be a cook.
5 Former composer, songwriter and producer for Boney M., Meat Loaf, Milli Vanilli and "La Bouche".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game writer: "Barbara Streisand"
Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord"
Le Skylab 2011 producer: "Daddy Cool" / writer: "Daddy Cool"
Glee 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 lyrics - 1 episode, 2011
Funkytown 2011 writer: "Daddy Cool"
Helden von morgen 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Charlie St. Cloud 2010 writer: "Rasputin"
Loose Women 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Banda sonora 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel 2009 writer: "Rivers of Babylon" - as Farina
Mammoth 2009 writer: "Motherless Child"
Daai sau cha ji neui 2008 writer: "HIDE-AND-SEEK"
Tulpan 2008 writer: "Rivers of Babylon"
Disco 2008 writer: "Daddy Cool"
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Emilka placze 2006 Short writer: "Daddy Cool"
Barend en Van Dorp 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cap d'any a TV3 2004 TV Special writer: "Rius de Babilonia"
In the Battlefields 2004 writer: "Daddy cool"
The Office 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monkey Dust 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Touching the Void 2003 Documentary writer: "Brown Girl in the Ring"
My Life Without Me 2003 writer: "Baby Don't Forget My Number"
Brazilero 2001 writer: "Daddy cool"
Intimacy 2001 writer: "Rivers of Babylon" 1978
Kanak Attack 2000 lyrics: "Ma Baker" - as F. Farian / music: "Ma Baker" - as F. Farian
I Dreamed of Africa 2000 writer: "By the Rivers of Babylon" - uncredited
Black Milk 1999 writer: "Daddy Cool"
Bringing Out the Dead 1999 writer: "Rivers Of Babylon"
Bravo Two Zero 1999 TV Movie writer: "By the Rivers of Babylon"
A Night at the Roxbury 1998 as Franz Reuther, "Where Do You Go"
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 writer: "Rivers Of Babylon"
Flora 1995 Short writer: "Tu es"
Tohuwabohu 1994-1995 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses 1994 writer: "Rivers of Babylon" - as F. Farian
Rockopop 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears 1980 lyrics: "Daddy Cool" / music: "Daddy Cool"
Top of the Pops TV Series writer - 18 episodes, 1977 - 1979 lyrics - 4 episodes, 1977 music - 3 episodes, 1977 arranger - 2 episodes, 1978
Dinah! 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Série noire 1979 writer: "Rivers of Babylon"
Disco Fieber 1979 writer: "Rasputin", "It's A Holi-Holiday", "Rivers Of Babylon"
Polizeiinspektion 1 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Benny Hill Show 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Starparade 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
If Mother Could See Me Now 1974 writer: "Rivers of Babylon" - uncredited
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Donald Cried 2016 writer: "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015-2016 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Dolezal Backstage 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2015 TV Series producer - 1 episode
20 Moments That Rocked Pop 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "I'm Gonna Miss You" - uncredited
Britain's Got Talent 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
UK Championship Snooker 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Today at Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dirty Cops: Ta Batsonia: A Greek Novel About Crisis 2014 Video writer: "Rasputin"
Isänmaallinen mies 2013 writer: "Rivers of Babylon"
1st Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 2013 2013 TV Movie writer: "Rasputin"
The Railway Man 2013 writer: "Rasputin' - as Farian
Dirty Cops-Ta Batsonia No.3 2013 Video short lyrics: "Ma Baker The True Story of Ma Baker" / music: "Ma Baker The True Story of Ma Baker" / writer: "Rasputin"
Seduced and Abandoned 2013 Documentary writer: "Rivers of Babylon" - as F. Reuther
Quellen des Lebens 2013 writer: "Daddy Cool"
Tu cara me suena TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary arranger: "Brown Girl in the Ring" / writer: "Rasputin", "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord"
Les seigneurs 2012 writer: "Daddy Cool"
Stars 80 2012 writer: "Gotta Go Home" - as F. Farian
Vatertag 2012 TV Movie writer: "Daddy Cool" - uncredited
The Joy of Disco 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "Rasputin"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Das Erbe der Guldenburgs 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Disco Fieber 1979

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Eisprinzessin 1996 TV Movie music

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Kult am Sonntag 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
Volle Kanne 2007 TV Series Himself
NDR Talk Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Riverboat - Die MDR-Talkshow aus Leipzig 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Menschen bei Maischberger 2004 TV Series Himself
Die 70er Show 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show 2003 TV Series Himself
I Love a 1970's Christmas 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Pop 2000: 50 Jahre Popmusik und Jugendkultur in Deutschland 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Behind the Music 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Formel Eins 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Bitte umblättern 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
ZDF Hitparade 1969-1977 TV Series Himself / Singer
Disco 1976 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Austropop-Legenden 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself

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