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Episode 25: 1979

A series looking back at the events and music of each year from 1955 - 1979. Tonight part 25, which covers 1979.

First broadcast in 1980.

A 25-part series first broadcast in 1980 covering the years 1955-1979. The most significant records of each year are set against Pathe and Movietone newsreels, as well as extracts from Billboard magazine, archive recordings and newspaper clippings read by Bill Bingham. Tonight Stuart Grundy introduces part 25, which covers 1979.

1 hour

Music Played

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  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    • SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL.
    • DEMON RECORDS.
    • FIENDCD-69.
  • The Pretenders

    Brass In Pocket

    • The Singles.
    • WEA.
    • WEA 22924-22292.
  • Elvis Costello

    OLIVERS ARMY

    • THE MAN (THE BEST OF ELVIS COSTELLO).
    • IMP.
    • FIEND CD-52.
  • DANCE AWAY

    • BEST OF.
    • VIRGIN.
    • CDV-2939.
  • Frank Zappa

    DANCIN' FOOL

    • SHEIK YERBOUTI.
    • ZAPPA RECORDS.
    • CDZAP-28.
  • Michael Jackson

    Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

    • Off The Wall.
    • Epic.
    • B00-002663J.
  • Supertramp

    THE LOGICAL SONG

    • THE VERY BEST OF SUPERTRAMP.
    • A&M.
    • 397 091-2.
  • Sex Pistols

    My Way

    • JUBILEE.
    • VIRGIN.
    • CDV-2961.
  • M

    Pop Muzik

    • POP MUZIK.
    • BMG.
    • 3289724H-10Y/Y.
  • The Sugarhill Gang

    Rapper's Delight

    • DANCE CLASSICS.
    • ARCADE.
    • 925501-N/A.
  • Sir Cliff Richard

    WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE

    • THE ALL TIME GREATEST POP ALBUM.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • SONYTV-68CD.
  • Buggles

    Video Killed The Radio Star

    • GREATEST NO 1 SINGLES, THE.
    • VIRGIN.
    • VTDCD-357.
  • The Boomtown Rats

    I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS

    • THE BEST OF BOOMTOWN RATS.
    • UNIVERSAL.
    • 987022-7.
  • The Police

    MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

    • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE.
    • A&M.
    • ECECD-1.
  • The Police

    Walking On The Moon

    • REGATTA DE BLANC.
    • A&M.
    • CDA-64792.
  • Lene Lovich

    LUCKY NUMBER

    • STATELESS.
    • STIFF.
    • SEEZ-7.
  • Madness

    One Step Beyond

    • ONE STEP BEYOND.
    • VIRGIN.
    • X-X.
  • The Jam

    ETON RIFLES

    • VERY BEST OF.
    • POLYDOR.
    • 537-4232.
  • The Specials

    GANGSTERS

    • The Specials - Stereo-typical A's, B's + Rarities.
    • 2-Tone EMI.
    • 7243 5-27154 28.
  • Gary Numan

    Are Friends Electric?

    Performer: Tubeway Army.
    • Are Friends Electric.
    • Sony ATV/Columbia.
    • NA.
  • Blondie

    HEART OF GLASS

    • THE BEST OF.....
    • CHRYSALIS.
    • CCD-1371.
  • The Knack

    My Sharona

    • ATOMIC.
    • EMI.
    • 552-9152.
  • Pink Floyd

    Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2

    • Pink Floyd.
    • Harvest.
    • HAR-5194.
  • Paul Oakenfold

    Starry Eyed Surprise (feat. Shifty Shellshock)

    • New Woman: The Autumn Collection (Va).
    • Virgin.
  • Bill Nelson

    Do You Dream In Colour

    • QUIT DREAMING AND GET ON THE BEAM.
    • COCTEAU RECORDS.
    • 1.

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