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Exclusive footage: Boney M's Bobby Farrell
Published on:Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 12:45
Bobby Farrell, who died on Thursday last week, was born a dancer, he told Radio Netherlands Worldwide in an interview with the group Boney M, recorded in 1977. "It's a gift from God", the band's on-screen male lead singer and dancer said. The actual voice on the original records was that of Boney M producer Frank Farian and not Bobby Farrell (official website).
Bobby Farrell, who came from Aruba and lived in the Netherlands, died in St Petersburg, Russia, after a performance on Thursday evening, 30 December. His body will be returned to the Netherlands
In this RNW exclusive video, the band perform Bob Marley's No woman no cry at a discotheque near the RNW studios in Hilversum. The album featuring the song became a huge success.
This interview - made by RNW's Veronica Wilson - was first broadcast in Reporting from Holland.
Boney M's biggest hits include Rivers of Bablyon, Ma Baker, Rasputin, Brown Girl In The Ring.