BONEY M have penned a catchy biographical pop hit about Boris Berezovsky.
THE 1970s Eurodisco band are famed for their love of reggae and Russian history but had been low on material since the 80s.
Boney M star Maize Williams said: “We made millions on the back of Rasputin being both ‘wheeler dealer’ and ‘holy healer’.
“But we’d been struggling for songworthy Russian deaths as there are few credible rhymes for ‘oligarch’.
“What’s more, with all the dissident journalists meeting sticky ends, it’s been difficult to make ‘shot him til he was dead’ sound fresh. And ‘put some poison into his wine’ was just rehashing the same old stuff.
“So when we heard about Berezovsky, our first thought was ‘What rhymes with strangle?’
“Ten minutes later we had ‘Be-Be-Berezovsky’ – dance floor dynamite, set to a pumping backdrop of crisp hi hats, hand claps and strings.
“And after the balalaika solo, we explain how the court case with Abramovich he just couldn’t wangle, rounding off with a suggestion he may have been killed by Joe Mangel.”