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August 8th, 2010, 12:57
Originally Posted by pibbur View Post
1981: MTV invented the music video tv show. The first entry was Video killed the radio star. What's really strange is that the two guys responsible (Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes) some time after joined the prog. rock group "Yes", resulting in the album "Drama".
If you research a little bit, the story behind the Buggles-Yes connection is even more bizarre.
Yes had more or less ceased to exist after "Drama"; the album following "Drama" (I just can't remember its title) was originally meant to be a kind of Buggles album, called "Cinema", with Chris Squire as a kind of supporter or how his role was.
Anderson much later joined in, originally just for inging, I think.

On the "Yes Years" box set there are two additional songs from that era. Wikipedia says these have been published on the remaster, too.

Regarding "video killed the radio star" there seems to be an additional version on this album as well (found on www.mazon.de ) :
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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