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The Kickabout with Johnny Vaughan 11am - 1pm
Have a look back at the year of Seventeen Seconds, Back In Black, Once In A Lifetime, Ace Of Spades and Love Will Tear Us Apart.
The electro pop duo had a busy 1980. They released two albums that year - this debut LP and Organisation, in October. The debut included Messages and Electricity and featured artwork by Peter Saville, who was then doing the designs for Joy Division.
The fifth album from Da Brudders was produced by Phil Spector and included Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio, Rock 'N' Roll High School and Baby I Love You.
Best known for their later hit Pretty In Pink, the band's debut album was released in 1980 and included Sister Europe.
Robert Smith changed the line-up for The Cure's second album and immediately had a hit with the single A Forest. It was the first of the band's unofficial "gloom trilogy" that was followed by Faith the following year and Pornography in 1982.
The debut album from the legendary British metal band included the single Running Free.
The second album from the original line-up of the electronic pioneers included a re-recording of their classic single Being Boiled.
The third album from Howard Devoto's post-punk pioneers included the classic A Song From Under The Floorboards and was produced by Joy Division knob-twiddler Martin Hannett.
The hugely-influential Manchester band released their second album two months after the suicide of singer Ian Curtis. It didn't include the classic single Love Will Tear Us Apart, but does feature the tracks Colony, Atrocity Exhibition and Twenty-Four Hours.
One of the great post-punk debuts, Ian McCulloch and co's first LP included Pictures On My Wall, Villiers Terrace and Rescue.
The seventh album by the Aussie hard rock band was their first since the death of lead singer Bon Scott - hence the title. Brian Johnson took over on vocals/yelling and songs included the title track, You Shook Me All Night Long, Hell's Bells and Shoot To Thrill.
Ms Sioux's third album saw a new line-up with drummer Budgie and former Magazine guitarist John McGeoch. It included the hits Happy House and Christine.
The debut album from Jaz Coleman included the songs Wardance, Requiem and Change.
Jello Biafra's punk rabble-rousers released their debut album, which included California Uber Alles and Holiday In Cambodia.
The Thin White Duke embraced the burgeoning New Romantic movement for his fourteenth album, which included the No 1 hit Ashes To Ashes, Fashion and the title track.
The fourth album from the NYC art rockers included the massive worldwide hit Once In A Lifetime and was another collaboration with Brian Eno.
The Irish band launched their career with this debut, which included I Will Follow and A Day Without Me.
The whole Goth rock genre was pretty much kick-started by this classic debut album from the dark lords of Northampton. It was the first album released on the 4AD label, which still operates to this day.
The original version of Julian Cope's debut album didn't include the track Reward, but was included on later versions after it became a hit in 1981.
The fifth album from Debbie Harry and co included the huge hits Rapture and The Tide Is High.
The fifth album from Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler included the band's second No 1 hit, Start!, and That's Entertainment. It also included the track Pretty Green, which gave its name to a well-known line of clothing belonging to Mr L. Gallagher.
The fourth album by the heavy, heavy rock trio included their signature tune Ace Of Spades.
The punk heroes released their fourth album - and it was a very un-punk triple LP. Songs included Career Opportunities and The Magnificent Seven.