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The Buggles

The Buggles were a pop/rock band formed in 1977 consisting of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes. They recorded two albums, the second of which was released after Horn and Downes had replaced Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman, respectively, in Yes.

The Buggles shot to fame with their first single, Video Killed the Radio Star. The novelty value of the song led to them being perceived as one-hit wonders, but its success was sufficient to launch both members of the band on successful careers.

The band's sound was characterised by a deliberately synthetic quality, in keeping with the technological subject matter of their songs.

The band also appeared in a short-lived Saturday Morning Children's TV Show, titled "The Buggles".

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