Off The Chart: 8 March 1980On the anniversary of the first episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it’s appropriate that we’re going back 42 years on this week’s Off The Chart to look at the chart from today in 1980. We’ll have the usual selection of obscure, forgotten and neglected hits, plus tracks from three of the week’s new albums, a round-up of the day’s events and a look at the Canadian chart, but don’t panic, we’ll be back in time for the top five in full.

  • Which British act recorded a live album in Moscow two years before they had a hit at home?
  • Whose new album was just a repackaging of their previous album?
  • And which act in the chart became the subject of a musical by another act in the chart?

Tune in and find out!

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