Songwriter & producer Stefan Klinkhammer (July 26, 1935 – March 30, 2001) helped create the sound of Boney M. He collaborated with Frank Farian from the very beginning of the Boney M. project and he created arrangments for other Farian artists like Gilla, Eruption or Precious Wilson.

As musical arranger he worked extensively with Frank Farian and «The Four» on the team’s music. He created all the arrangements for Boney M’s debut long player Take The Heat Off Me.

He also receives co-writer’s credit on the tracks «He Was A Steppenwolf» and «No Time To Lose».

Stefan was born in Koblenz, Germany. In 1972 he came to Saarbrücken where he met a Frankie Farian who was a local star. They teamed up and started producing. Years went by with only moderate success, when suddenly Farian went to #1 in the German Charts with «Rocky» – a cover version he recorded and also produced. The rest is history…

Boney M. would not be complete without paying homage to Stefan.

Along with Frank Farian he created a sound that would conquer the world as the Boney M sound, that from 1976 on, would fascinate people around the world.

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