The world was very cruel to them
– Shannon Russo (Youtube)
Yes, what they went through was unfair. I’ve only been listening to their music since last year, but I never know about their story until I paid attention to the Youtube comments of the music videos early this year.
I felt it sad after searching why people called them “fraud”. And the more I read and listen, the more I understand that they were victims.
[bctt tweet=”Milli Vanilli deserved more credits than what they got.”]
After seeing Fab Morgan (LEFT-if you don’t know) singing their old song Blame it on the Rain (one my most favorite, followed by “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You” ) in his own voice, I just need to write a post about them, because you know, seeing Fab alone makes
I miss Rob even though I didn’t know he existed until two decades after his tragic death. Click here to watch him (them) perform Blame it on the Rain.
Even though his motto was: “It’s better to be feared than to be love,” he loved that love. When people acknowledge him, and give him attention… He loved that…” Fab Morvan
“…many elements that made it [more] traumatic for Rob [than Fab]. He was an adopted child and didn’t have a solid family base. He ran away from home as a teenager. Rob was a lonely soul in America attempting to understand the culture, wandering in the dark.” – April Sutton
“…He was in great shape, working out every day. But inside, he was the opposite. For someone who looked so strong, Rob was a very, very fragile person.” – VH1’s Gay Rosenthal
Source: Crap from the past
The documentary below (which only scratch the surface) just made it more tragic for me.
I don’t know what to say… stupid manager? I’m not saying that the duo was completely guilt-free, but Farian probably hated the idea that Rob and Fab were rebelling against him, pushing him to let them sing, that’s why he’d rather destroy them than give them a chance make things right with minimum scandal. He did, after all, threatened them before they became famous (according to Fab in the interview below).
The whole thing about the scandal seems stupid to me. The media blew the whole thing out of proportion and the “fans” reactions were over the top. It broke Rob who only wanted everyone’s acceptance.
[bctt tweet=”Sometimes I feel that people forget that artist and singers are humans too, with feelings that can be deeply hurt.”]
The links below are the promotional tour for a new completed Milli Vanilli album entitled “Back and in Attack” featuring Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan on lead vocals, Pilatus was found dead at the age of 32 from in”Kent’s Cube” in Friedrichsdorf near Frankfurt. Rob Pilatus’ sudden death although suspicious, was ruled accidental, and the final Milli Vanilli album, featuring their own vocals (which may have led to a possible public redemption), has never been released.
I think they were cruelly fucked over by the industry but I am happy to see Fab arise and tell the real story. Best of luck to him. He seems like a beautiful person. A Very sincere soul. I am sorry Rob left us.
– Mercuryhasleft .o. [youtube]
[bctt tweet=” When it comes down to it all, Milli Vanilli was a great entertainer. They performed each of their songs with so much enthusiasm and they were good at it. And they can sing when the chance was given to them! “]
If you want to know their story you have to listen/watch this interview.
One last thing before I end this long post. After watching Fab interview I have a feeling that maybe, just maybe, could it be that Farian (or his “men” ) are responsible for Rob’s death?
Quote from some press reports :
unconfirmed report said that German police were treating the death as suspicious because Pilatus’ body showed evidence of head injuries… ne
Unlike Fab Morvan who refused to speak again to Farian despite working with him for the “Back and in Attack” album, (from 1:13 in the full interview) Rob listened to Farian and went back to Germany where he was found dead.
I also find it suspicious that the supposed to Biopic film keep stopping. Could it be that some powerful people don’t want the story to come out because they’re afraid that the general population starts to sympathize with the duo and point finger at them? Or maybe I’m just too paranoid because I can relate too much to their past?
For whatever reason, I wish Fab Morvan a bright future and his brother Rob to rest in piece.
After this post, I’m putting their story in the back of my mind and move on with my life.
Do you know their stories? What are your thoughts?