Pop music has always been part talent show, part magic trick. Milli Vanilli instantly went from Top of the Pops to laughing stocks. Rob and Fab were stripped of the Grammys they had won for Best New Artist, and duped fans filed class-action lawsuits.
"Girl You Know It's True" was already hit before Pilatus and Morvan were cast
In the late s and early s, Milli Vanilli were one of the biggest groups on the planet. But their star faded almost as quickly as it arrived, after it was revealed that they apparently weren't singing on their hits. Stripped from their fame and success after a whirlwhind couple of years, it's hard not to feel sorry for Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, as it's hard to believe it would be such a huge scandal in today's world. Music producer Frank Farian discovered the duo, and invited them to his Frankfurt studio to listen to a demo. Farian signed the duo, but their singing in the studio did not impress him.
Farian, the German producer who blew the whistle last month on his own fraud, swivels around from his track mixing console, the Pontiac-size machine on which Milli Vanilli was really made, and furnishes the promised honest-to-God truth. By God, it is. Release date in America is Jan. The new band is partly made up of the old band--that is, the same musicians who played and sang, sans credit, on the first Milli Vanilli album. Stars play a greater role in America.