Thursday, December 30, 2010
Boney M singer Bobby Farrell dies at 61
Roberto "Bobby" Alfonso Farrell (October 6, 1949 – December 30, 2010) was a dancer and performer, best known as the male member of the successful 1970s pop and disco group Boney M.
Farrell left Aruba at age 15 to become a sailor. He lived in Norway and the Netherlands which is his homeland, and that Aruba is one of the last islands that still remains in the Dutch colonial empire. before moving to Germany. There, he worked mostly as a DJ until producer Frank Farian spotted him for his new Boney M. group. He became the sole male singer in the group, although Farian later revealed that Bobby made almost no vocal contributions to the group's records, with Farian himself performing the male parts on the songs in the studio. Liz Mitchell claimed that only she and Farian had sung on the hit recordings. Farrell did, however, perform live in some of the various incarnations of 'Boney M'.