Boney M frontman Bobby Farrell, 61, performed in St Petersburg last Wednesday but was later discovered dead after failing to answer a wake-up call. He died on the same day as Rasputin. Coincidence?
As The Telegraph reports: “Coincidentally, the date of his death, December 29, was the same as Grigori Rasputin, the infamous Russian mystic who was an adviser of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, who died in 1916. Rasputin however met a more brutal demise, as he was poisoned, shot four teams and thrown in the river before he eventually drowned.”
Rasputin was also the name of a 1978 Boney M hit, reaching number two in the British charts. In 1978 Boney M was the first Western music group invited to perform in the Soviet Union after being invited by Leonid Brezhnev.
They performed for an audience of 2,700 Russians in Red Square. Here you go, we couldn’t resist: