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 Bobby Alfonso Farrell

Bobby Alfonso Farrell

Original Name Roberto
Birth
Sint Nicolaas, Aruba
Death 30 Dec 2010 (aged 61)
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Burial Amsterdam, Amsterdam Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Memorial ID 67512865 · View Source
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Singer. Born Roberto Alfonso Farrell, he was a singer-dancer best known as the frontman of the International pop-disco group, Boney M. He was working as a radio DJ in Germany, when he was chosen to front Boney M, which was put together by producer Frank Farian, in 1974. As Boney M's lead vocalist, they had their first hit with "Daddy Cool" in 1976, followed by "Rivers of Babylon" which sold two million records in Britain alone and stayed at the top of the pop chart for five weeks. Signed to the Sony label, Boney M had 38 Top Ten hits, plus 15 numbers to include "Brown Girl in the Ring" and "Mary's Boychild". Known for his extravagant costumes, after the group disbanded in 1986, Farrell continued touring on his own, with three female backing singers under the name Bobby Farrell of Boney M. Together with his new line up, he appeared in music videos and barnstormed the international concert circuit through the 1990s, into the first decade of this 21st century. He died of heart failure while on tour at Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67512865
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Alfonso Farrell (6 Oct 1949–30 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67512865, citing Amsterdam Begraafplaats Zorgvlied, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands ; Maintained by Find A Grave .