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View Poll Results: Favorite Milli Vanilli song?
Girl, You Know It's True 9 33.33%
Baby Don't Forget My Number 3 11.11%
Girl, I'm Gonna Miss You 1 3.70%
Blame It On The Rain 6 22.22%
All or Nothing 0 0%
Money 0 0%
I like all the above! 3 11.11%
I liked a different one best! 0 0%
You're, kiddin me right? These guys are a joke! 11 40.74%
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Old 05-11-02, 05:57 PM   #1
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This infamous pop duo comprised Rob Pilatus (b. 8 June 1965, New York, USA, d. 3 April 1998, Frankfurt, Germany) who was brought up in an orphanage, and Fabrice Morvan, who was training to be a trampoline athlete until a fall damaged his neck. Based in Germany, they worked as dancers for various German groups, before forming their own duo combining rap and soul, taking their name from a New York club. They enjoyed huge international hits between 1988 and 1989 with "Girl You Know It's True" (US number 2 /UK number 3), "Baby Don't Forget My Number" (US number 1), "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" (US number 1/UK number 2), and "Blame It On The Rain" (US number 1) before suffering a major backlash when they were exposed as frontmen for a "group" fabricated by Boney M producer Frank Farian. The duo had apparently been chosen for their looks and were effectively locked out of the studio when recording took place. After handing back music industry awards (including a Best New Artist Grammy), they promised to return with a new contract and their own voices. However, Farian re-launched the group in 1991 as the Real Milli Vanilli, using Brad Howell, Johnny Davis and Charles Shaw, the singers from the original studio sessions. Pilatus, who had already spent time in jail for parole violation, died of an overdose in Frankfurt, Germany in April 1998, marking a sordid end to the Milli Vanilli story.

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Old 05-11-02, 11:32 PM   #2
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These guys made hit songs seem so effortless.
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Old 05-12-02, 12:06 AM   #3
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Any Milli Vanilli fans still left?


I doubt it
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Old 05-12-02, 01:04 AM   #4
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I wasn't a fan of these guys, but that still is/was a pretty good R&B cd.
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Old 05-12-02, 11:36 AM   #5
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VH1 had one of those 'Behind the Scene' specials ...

I guess that means they're now a "washed up" band.
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Old 05-12-02, 02:15 PM   #6
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VH1 had one of those 'Behind the Scene' specials ...

I guess that means they're now a "washed up" band.
Well, considering one of the members is dead, I'd say they're finished.
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Old 05-13-02, 12:09 AM   #7
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I wasn't a fan of these guys, but that still is/was a pretty good R&B cd.
They had some good songs on that album...too bad they really didn't sing it
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Old 05-13-02, 12:35 PM   #8
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"So, what are you doing back?"

"Well, I sat back, and I thought about the things we used to do. It really meant a lot to me. You mean a lot to me."

"I really mean that much to you?"

"Girl, you know it's true."
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Old 05-13-02, 01:19 PM   #9
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I must admit that I did listen to them when they were on the radio.

Never bought an album though.
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Old 05-13-02, 03:18 PM   #10
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I kept my Milli Vanilli CD back when Columbia would let you trade them in for another title. I don't listen to it today, but I certianly liked them at the time.

I never understood, everyone loved the music until they found out that Rob and Fab didn't sing the music -- but that doesn't make the music any better or worse than it was before you knew the truth.
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