News: Bobby Farrell of Boney M. Passes Away at 61

This is really sad. Boney M.’s Bobby Farrell died today in Russia while on tour. The cause of his death is still not known. Maybe Boney M. are not such a huge deal in the States as they are in Europe, but the German band spawned oh so many hits and classy disco, including “Rivers of Babylon,” “Daddy Cool,” “Brown Girl in the Ring, “Rasputin,” “Ma Baker,” “Goodbye My Friend,” and my favorite, “He Was a Steppenwolf“. Calypso/Disco cries tonight.

Bobby Farrell

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