Released in 1979 this song was around a decade before me. But I still love it! Apparently this was in their first album and a smash hit. It’s famous for being the first song ever played on MTV!
The song is pretty self explanatory, about TV ending the career of a singer. The same sort of fear is still around today with new technologies emerging and ripping jobs and profits from people everywhere. Ironically though, TV only helps singers get more famous today! The lesson there is that people learn to adapt and use things to their advantage, so not every new thing is bad.
You can find out more about The Buggles on Last.FM.