linglesou From Australia, joined Apr 2009, 123 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7098 times:
Now you'll have to forgive the fact that I was watching a Boney M video...I had a valid reason, I swear! Anyway - noticed at 00:12 the "band" are seen walking down the airstairs from what looks like an LTU L1011. Does anyone know where this is and what aircraft it is? Any other music videos with aircraft in them can be mentioned too (yeah I know this opens the floor up and makes this topic a little generic...so sue me)
Mortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7004 times:
Well, looks like it is in the Caribbean somewhere. The bandmembers are originally from Jamaica, Aruba and Montserrat. I'm guessing Jamaica, consdiering that the " ring game " they are referring to apparently originates from Jamaica ( Source Wikipedia )
The song was released in 1978, so sometime in 77 / 78 most likely
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As Boney M was a german band, produced by Frank Farian (who reportedly also gave his singing voice to Bobby Farrell during recordings), the setting as well might be somewhere in Europe, including the Canary Islands who saw frequent service from LTU back then ...
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PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10264 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6538 times:
Well, we cannot watch the video in Germany, so if some of you say it is the carribean, be it so.. The band members are actually Dutch with Carribean decent. LTU's Tristars were DUS based and usually did 2 or 3 daily round trips at least between DUS and PMI. Around the 80s they had two nmight flights alone operating within 30 minutes between 9 and 10 PMI departing DUS and getting back between 6 and 7 am the next day. Without the carribean option, PMI would have been the most likely spot to produce such footage.
AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5450 times:
Here in Canada I can see Boney M, but for Wham I get the "This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment. It is not available in your country.
Sorry about that." message.
Although the Honeymoon Suite video come through loud and clear, I very much remember the song but I've never seen the vid before. I'm a bit young to remember a real Wardair DC-10, but it was still great to see it.
As far as the mighty L1011, I would think we have to assume that it might have possibly been footage from an arrival during a tour somewhere. Considering the German connection to the band and the LTU aircraft the vid could have been taken anywhere they flew for a performance. They likely wouldn't have rented the plane just for the video back in those days.
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brenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4420 times:
Interesting thread ... and ties in (sort of) with a question I was going to ask!
I was having brunch yesterday and saw a Led Zeppelin poster on the wall of the restaurant. The four members of the band were standing in front of an aircraft -- I couldn't make out the aircraft, but it was an early jet (DC-8 / 707 generation) with the low-bypass engines. The band's name was painted on the fuselage and there was a cheatline along the body. Any ideas what it would have been?
AirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2067 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4068 times:
This Vickers Viscount was used by Depeche Mode on their US tour in 1988, and can be seen in the film of the tour'101', at that time I guess money was tight, and the trusty old prop was cheaper than a jet!