Milli Vanilli question

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  1. BrettB

    BrettB Producer

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    After they made MV give back the Grammies did they then give the awards to the actual singers?
     
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    The Grammies' return was never "forced" by the Grammy board. And no, they did not give them to the original singers.

    I think though, Brad Howell (Rob's voice), in an interview, said that he thought they (him and John Davis) deserved them.
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

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    Of course, the HTF has a very nice MUSIC area... I would hope that you visit it sometime.
     
  4. BrettB

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    Sorry Vince, I had a hard time deciding where to post it. Somehow it didn't seem right putting a MV thread in the music area. [​IMG]
    It seems like the singers should have been given the awards. The music that was good enough to win the awards when they thought the other guys sang it didn't change.
     
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  6. Vince Maskeeper

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    But to be fair, Frank didn't exactly set the world on fire before Milli Vanilli either. He's portrayed in the 'Behind the music' stuff as a super-producer type, when in reality had very few credits -- a bad Meatloaf Album in 1986 and his endless association with German disco-pop band Boney M which was also a fabrication which he originally created to go along with a disco song he wrote.

    Frank was only known in Germany/Holland, and even then affiliated mostly with the disco scene- but wasn't an A-lister in the "real world" of US standards by any stretch of the imagination.

    I'd say Frank works now as much as he did before the Vanilli scandal.

    -Vince
     
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  9. Holadem

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    Milli Vanilli was my favorite group back then. They ushered me into adolescence. Great stuff.

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    Holadem
     
  10. MikeH1

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    Me too Holadem. I was 15 when I first heard Girl You Know Its True in March 1989. The truth is, I have more respect for these phoneys than with most of todays commercial radio.
     

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