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Farian Frank

Farian (Frank)   (Germany)

AKA : FMP, Franz Reuther, G. Mart, Zambi
EuroDance producer
Added : 16/07/2000
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So Ein Tag
So Muß Liebe Sein
Rocky
Dana, My Love
Ein Kissen Voller Träume
Morgens, Mittags, Abends - Barbara
So Ein Tag
Du Bist Wunderbar
Gold In Acapulco
Leg Den Kopf An Meine Schulter
So Muß Liebe Sein (Smoke Gets In Your Eyes)
Wunderbar
Was Kann Schöner Sein? (When You've Gotta Go)
Bleib Bei Mir (Vado Via)
Atlantica
An Mir Soll Es Nicht Liegen
Cara Mia Bleib
Rocky
Spring Über Deinen Schatten, Tommy
Sie War Erst Siebzehn (Und Neu In Der Stadt)
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
68 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

 

Frank Farian albums

So Ein Tag So Ein Tag 1971
So Muß Liebe Sein So Muß Liebe Sein 1973
Rocky Rocky 1976

 

Frank Farian singles

Dana, My Love Dana, My Love 1969  
Ein Kissen Voller Träume Ein Kissen Voller Träume 1969  
Morgens, Mittags, Abends - Barbara Morgens, Mittags, Abends - Barbara 1971  
So Ein Tag So Ein Tag 1971  
Du Bist Wunderbar Du Bist Wunderbar 1971  
Gold In Acapulco Gold In Acapulco 1972  
Leg Den Kopf An Meine Schulter Leg Den Kopf An Meine Schulter 1972  
So Muß Liebe Sein (Smoke Gets In Your Eyes) So Muß Liebe Sein (Smoke Gets In Your Eyes) 1973  
Wunderbar Wunderbar 1973  
Was Kann Schöner Sein? (When You've Gotta Go) Was Kann Schöner Sein? (When You've Gotta Go) 1973  
Bleib Bei Mir (Vado Via) Bleib Bei Mir (Vado Via) 1974  
Atlantica Atlantica 1975  
An Mir Soll Es Nicht Liegen An Mir Soll Es Nicht Liegen 1975  
Cara Mia Bleib Cara Mia Bleib 1975  
Rocky Rocky 1975  
Spring Über Deinen Schatten, Tommy Spring Über Deinen Schatten, Tommy 1976  
Sie War Erst Siebzehn (Und Neu In Der Stadt) Sie War Erst Siebzehn (Und Neu In Der Stadt) 1977  
Rikki Don't Lose That Number Rikki Don't Lose That Number 1994  

 

Productions, co-production, executive production

Fallin' In Love La Bouche - Fallin' In Love 12th Jun 1995  
I Love To Love La Bouche - I Love To Love 27th Nov 1995  
Forget Me Nots La Bouche - Forget Me Nots 1996  
Megamix La Bouche - Megamix 17th Jun 1996  
Bolingo (Love Is In The Air) La Bouche - Bolingo (Love Is In The Air) 14th Oct 1996  
You Won't Forget Me La Bouche - You Won't Forget Me 26th Sep 1997  
A Moment Of Love La Bouche - A Moment Of Love 27th Mar 1998  

Compositions

A Moment Of Love La Bouche - A Moment Of Love 27th Mar 1998  
In Your Life La Bouche - In Your Life 25th Nov 2002  

 



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Frank Farian biography

Chairman of FMP, Frank Farian has produced some tracks for many successful projects such as La Bouche, Milli Vanilli, No Mercy, Boney M, Eruption, and artists such as Lori Glori...

Frank Farian's father made briefcases, out of real leather. His mother played piano and sang in the church choir. Farian grew up near Saarbrücken on the German-French border, near the U.S. military bases that would change his life.

Frank Farian never bought Beatles records. "I wasn't a Beatles fan," he said. He was a soul man : give him Sam Cooke, Little Richard, Otis Redding. Farian imitated the sounds of black American music and began singing in the local clubs that targeted the homesick U.S. soldiers. He got good enough to do decent covers of the latest soul hits. The soldiers liked his singing; the clubs brought him back.

Farian launched his career in the pop industry as the singer in his own group, "Frankie Farian and the Shadows", releasing covers of black artists such as the Drifters and Otis Redding. But Frankie Farian and the Shadows never made it big. "No one wanted my music," he recalls. "It was better from America. A white singer singing black music wouldn't work. The record companies sent me back to German music". Then, as now, German pop was a lilting barrage of bright sounds designed to elicit the rhythmic clapping that brings gleeful smiles to German audiences. It's oom-pah music gone high tech. Even the love songs sound martial. Farian was miserable.

By 1971 he had begun working as a producer, eventually hitting it big with the disco-Europop group Boney M, which was massively successful in Europehad and had a string of hits between 1976 and 1985 with songs such as Rasputin, Sunny, Daddy Cool, Gotta Go Home, Brown Girl in the Ring... His formula was pingy synthesizer rhythms, mind-numbing beats and simple, catchy melodies, often adapted from children's songs. Boney M record albums pictured four black performers, mostly former U.S. service members who stayed on in Germany to make a living in music. But Boney M was Frank Farian, finally getting to record the black music that got him into the business. On the albums, he was mentioned only as a back-up singer, and sometimes he wasn't mentioned as a singer at all. "Boney M was the most perfect mix of black and white music, but in America, music still had to be black or white," Farian says. "The real crossover didn't come until the late '70s, early '80s."

Farian was selling millions of records and became one of the world's most valued producers. Other claims to fame Farian cites include recording Stevie Wonder's I Just Called to Say I Love You at his studio in 1984, and work with Meat Loaf and the group Toto. Then, in 1988, came Milli Vanilli, another successful project featuring 2 handsome guys that were not the real singers. When the truth was discovered, it gave birth to a big scandal... Another project of the 80s was called La Mama

In 1994 he released another track Rikki Don't Lose That Number, and went back to other groups' production : this is how he started the mega-eurodance project La Bouche, then the boys-band No Mercy. He also worked with the vocalist Lori Glori.

Frank Farian owns his own recording studios - FAR Studios, his own music production company - FAR Music Production GmbH, his own publishing house for songs - FMP Songs, and his own record label - MCI that is distributed by BMG Ariola in Germnay & the rest of the world. However before he opened all these companies for business he used other recording studios, and released on the Hansa label. His first songs were copyrighted to FAR Musikverlag, his first company, before he created FMP Songs.

He recently wrote a book againt the producer Dieter Bohlen : Stupid Dieser Bohlen (Die Wahrheit und nichts als die Wahrheit über den Pop-Hochstapler).

2005 : Frank Farian produces the pop project Gift, in collaboration with Ulli Brenner. The project features 4 girls and had some success with their first single Yummy Yummy.

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Frank Farian biography was last updated Sat, January 13th 2018



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