Boney M's Bobby Farrell Dies
December 30, 2010 at 9:30 AM (PT)
BONEY M front man BOBBY FARRELL was found dead in his hotel bed Thursday while on tour in Russia, reports YAHOO NEWS. He was 61.
After a performance in ST. PETERSBURG WEDNESDAY night, FARRELL complained of breathing problems, said the agent, JOHN SEINE. He was about to fly to ROME for a television show.
FARRELL fronted BONEY M in the 1970s and '80s. The group, based in GERMANY, enjoyed chart hits such as "Daddy Cool," "Sunny" "By the Rivers of Babylon," "Brown Girl in the Ring" and "Mary's Boychild." In 1978 it was the first Western music group invited by a Soviet leader, LEONID BREZHNEV, to perform in the SOVIET UNION.