The Buggles – Where Are They Now?
If you weren't a '70s or '80s baby, there's probably a good chance that you've never heard of the Buggles. You might even scratch your head upon listening to their biggest hit 'Video Killed the Radio Star,' saying to yourself, "Wait a minute -- isn't this from that Nicki Minaj song?" Although they were never able to produce another track as big as 'Video Killed the Radio Star,' the duo comprised of primarily of Trevor Hurt and Geoff Downes (Bruce Woolley left the group early on) have gone down in history for creating one of the catchiest synth jams to date.
Released in 1979, 'Video Killed the Radio Star' was the song that landed U.K. natives Hurt and Downes a deal with Island Records. The new wave tune shot to No. 1 on the U.K. Singles Charts, and also went to No. 1 in 16 other countries, including France and Australia. 'Video Killed the Radio Star' only hit No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., but they have still become famous in the States for the nostalgic, bubbly track -- especially because it was the first music video to ever air on MTV (on August 1, 1981).
The duo actually parted ways in 1981 with 'Video Killed the Radio Star' being their only mainstream hit. So what happened to these guys? Click through to see what the Buggles have been up to in recent years.
Watch the Buggles' 'Video Killed the Radio Star' Video