Opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
It’s often said to be the first synthpop album. Sounding awkward now, it’s certainly influential, with singles Slow Motion and Quiet Men onboard. Produced by Kraftwerk producer Connie Plank , the album fails to chart.
Frontman John Foxx leaves the band. The group records 7 more studio albums, scoring many top-20 hits in Europe – 1980’s UK#2 Vienna and 1984’s UK#3 Dancing with Tears in My Eyes, for example … while US interest remains zero.