1977: The Buggles

 Jan, 25 - 2014   no comments   1970s Music

Cover of "Video Killed Radio Star"

Cover of Video Killed Radio Star

The Buggles were a British New Wave duo consisting of Trevor Horn (vocals, bass guitar, guitar) and Geoff Downes (keyboards, synthesizers, electric piano, piano, drums, percussion, backing vocals). They are best known for their 1979 debut single “Video Killed the Radio Star” that was No. 1 on the singles charts of sixteen countries. Its music video was the first to be shown on MTV in the U.S. at 12:01 on 1 August 1981. It was the lead single of the Buggles’ first album, The Age of Plastic, with three UK-hit singles released from it.

Shortly after Downes’ move to the band Asia and the commercial failure of their second album, Adventures in Modern Recording, in the UK, the group came to an end in 1981. However, Downes and Horn have been performing Buggles’ songs together since 1998. When they collaborated together again in the Yes album Fly from Here in 2011, they used songs originally recorded as demos of The Buggles as a basis for most of the songs.

  • Progressive rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • New Wave
  • Punk/New Wave
  • Synth Pop
  • Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • 1979
  • 1977–1981, occasional reunion performances since 1998
  • Trevor Horn – lead vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Geoff Downes – keyboards, synthesizers, electric piano, piano, drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Bruce Woolley – left the group before they were signed, and recorded Video Killed the Radio Star with his new band The Camera Club, which was a hit in Canada.
  • Tina Charles – featured vocals on “Video Killed the Radio Star”
  • John Sinclair
  • Simon Darlow
  • The Age of Plastic – Island
  • Adventures in Modern Recording – Salvo / ZTT Records

Buggles – Video killed the radio star 1979

The Buggles – Clean, Clean

The Buggles The Age Of Plastic Full Album

  • Island Records
  • ZTT
  • Carrere Records
  • Yes
  • Asia
  • Producers
  1. http://www.last.fm/music/The+Buggles
  2. http://www.theartofnoiseonline.com/BUGGLES-DISCOGRAPHY.php
  3. http://www.last.fm/music/The+Buggles
  4. http://www.discogs.com/artist/41326-Buggles-The
  5. http://www.buggles.co.nr/

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