German music producer Frank Farian dies aged 82

German music producer Frank Farian died aged 82, his company introduced on behalf of his household on Tuesday.

He handed away peacefully at his residence in Miami, Florida.

Farian achieved worldwide success within the Seventies and offered greater than 800 million information with numerous artists all through his profession.

The man behind worldwide hits

As the producer of Boney M., Farian was answerable for hits together with “Daddy Cool,” “Rasputin” and “Brown Girl in the Ring.” The group offered greater than 150 million information worldwide.

He would additionally work with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Meat Loaf.

Farian went on to discovered the duo Milli Vanilli, this brought about one of many largest scandals in music historical past when it was later revealed that the 2 performers didn’t sing themselves.

But he continued to foster new artists and produced music for years after the scandal had handed.

“The success was a huge surprise,” Farian as soon as instructed German information company DPA.

“I had always thought I wouldn’t make it. It didn’t look like it at first,” he as soon as instructed the German Press Agency.

zc/wmr (dpa, AFP)