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Boney M: Babylon By Limousine

Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 2 December 1978

"A Colchester farmer on his own accounts for 10,000 of the 400,000 advance orders of Boney M's 'Mary's Boy Child'. George Story heard the single being played on the radio and decided to give away a free copy with each of his special Christmas vegetable offers. Wholesalers who now buy a bag of carrots, potatoes and onions, also get a free single, all for £5" – MM news pages.

"My parents, my childhood – it was all completely normal." – Frank Farian, creator of Boney M.

Total word count of piece: 4704

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