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Off The Chart: 6 August 1980

Off The Chart: 6 August 1980

The past, present and future combine in this week’s Off The Chart – things get tense. Buh-boom. Steve and Julian go way back to the chart of 6 August 1980, playing some of the hits you don’t hear so often and some that you do, plus the top five in full and three tracks from a genuine classic album of the week which, by the law of averages, you probably already own. Why was Prince such a big fan of Esther Rantzen, which ’60s star made a solo comeback in Japan with a B.A. Robertson cover and… who was the “silent killer”? Click play to find out!

While you’re at it, read about the return of Top of the Pops after The Event elsewhere on The Sound of the Crowd.

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