The Jeremy Womack Show welcomes Jodie Rocco, one of the vocalists of the Real Milli Vanilli and the Voice of the Highway Vibe. Jodie Rocco is an accomplished singer with a Grammy, 3 American Music Awards, 7 platinum, and 10 Gold records, as well as contributing to the sale of 47 million albums with the group Milli Vanilli.
If you missed the show, check out the archive of Jodie Rocco’s interview.
About Jodie Rocco
As a vocalist, Jodie Rocco has recorded numerous albums and tracks as a solo artist. She has also worked with other artists, including Milli Vanilli, Michael Jackson, Helen Schneider, Shell, and The Ocean, Guido Vitale, Six Was Nine, as well as Black and Blue.
Representing West Germany, she placed 2nd at the 1984 Yamaha Pops Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan with a song she co-wrote. Past winners included ABBA, Celine Dion, and Bonnie Tyler.
Also in 1984, Jodie Rocco won newcomer of the year in Germany. In 1983, she was an original member of “The Flirts”.
Besides singing, Jodie Rocco has also choreographed fashion shows, as well as modeled for Missoni, Cerutti, and Vogue magazine in Germany.
Jodie has been on television many times, including appearances on The Rudi Carrell Show Berlin, Michael Schanze Show Wiesbaden, WWF Club Cologne, Bananas Munich, and an Evening with The Berlin Symphony Orchestra Karl Marx Stadt East Germany.
Recently, she was on Oprah: Where Are They Now? On the show, she spoke candidly about her time with the group Milli Vanilli. As stated by Huffington Post…
“In 1990, pop group Milli Vanilli was stripped of its Grammy award after it was revealed that frontmen Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan hadn’t sung a single note of their hit songs.
Meanwhile, the real singers behind the hits watched the group crumble from behind the scenes. “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” tracked down Milli Vanilli’s female backup singers Jodie Rocco and Linda Rocco along with male leads Brad Howell, Charles Shaw, and John Davis to hear their side of the story.
“It was a common practice for producers, singers, musicians, record companies to have somebody else fronting a very good vocalist,” Jodie says. “It was a no-brainer.”
To keep the secret, Jodie says she and Linda were forbidden to be seen with frontmen Rob and Fab. “The producer, manager, the record company were all terrified that somebody might slip,” she says.”
“The producer is a god,” Jodie says. “He’s one of the top producers in the world, even today. You don’t spit into the wind. You don’t screw around with this producer, you just don’t.” – Huffington Post
To contact Jodie Rocco, you can find her on Twitter.