’80s duo were stripped of a Grammy when it was revealed they mimed their hits
Milli Vanilli’s Fab Morvan is recording a comeback album with John Davis, one of the men who actually sang the duo’s songs when they rose to prominence in the late ’80s.
Formed in 1988, the Milli Vanilli duo consisted of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. In February 1990 the pair won the best new artist Grammy award for the success of their debut album ‘Girl You Know It’s True.’
However, the Grammy was later retracted amidst an infamous confession by the pair that they had not sung any of their own songs. The tracks had actually been voiced by singers Charles Shaw and John Davis.
Now news has surfaced that surviving member Fab Morvan is in the studio with the original behind-the-scenes Milli Vanilli singer John Davis.
As reported by TMZ, the pair are making an album called ‘Face Meets Voice: A True Manilli Vanilli Experience.’
Speaking of the new album, John Davis commented: “Everyone knew Fab DIDN’T sing, but had no idea he actually COULD sing. And really great.”
Though speculation was rife that the duo did not sing their songs, it was confirmed live on TV in July 1989. During a performance of their hit single ‘Girl You Know It’s True’ the song started to skip, with sections of the title repeating over and over again, proving the pair had been miming all along. This led to the retraction of their Grammy Award and confessions from the pair and the actual singers.
Two comeback attempts were made by the duo. One as Rob & Fab in the early 90s and then again as Milli Vanilli in 1997, an attempt cut short following Pilatus’ death of suspected alcohol poisoning of suspected alcohol poisoning and prescription drug overdose in April 1998.