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Classic Singles

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3/6. As the pop single continues to hold its own in the digital era, famed producer Toni Visconti showcases six 45rpm records for their lasting significance. The survey continues with the Boomtown Rats' 1979 number one / Don't Like Mondays. A big, theatrical summer hit in the UK, the single failed to make a dent in the mainstream charts of America, home to the shooting incident that inspired Bob Geldof to write the song in the first place.


Toni Visconti
Bob Geldof

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