Milli Vanilli

Milli Vanilli
Release date
01 January 1970
Milli Vanilli
01 January 1970 |

Born in Paris in 1966 to an architect father and pharmacist mother, Fabrice “Fab” Morvan was training to be a trampoline athlete until a neck injury forced him to reevaluate his direction. He went with his musician/fisherman grandfather to the Caribbean to hone his musical talents. He moved to Germany at eighteen, where he met future Milli Vanilli partner Rob Pilatus in a Munich nightclub. The two broke and homeless men set out to start a “rock and soul” band, and headed to Los Angeles.

Within months of their arrival, they were snapped up by Arista Records, and coupled with producer Frank Farian. Little did they know how much harm that meeting would cause. Farian had studio musicians already lined up, and Morvan and Pilatus were literally locked out of the studio during recording sessions. They’d been hired for their look. The first two singles, title track “Girl You Know it’s True” and “Blame it on the Rain”, were released in 1988 and 1989 respectively.