Off The Chart: 9 December 1980

Off The Chart: 9 December 1980

We’re going all the way back to 1980 on Off The Chart to take in one of the most depressing days in musical history. That’s just the way the dates fall. But never mind, it makes the featured album very easy to guess and there’s also a bundle of forgotten hits, a track from an international chart and the top five in full. Which rock legend was enjoying his first UK hit single this week, and which pop legends were spending their last ever week at number 1? And who claimed not to have heard of one of the most important records in rock ‘n’ roll history when he wrote another song with the same title? Click PLAY to find out!


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