Depeche Mode's first record was released in October 1981.
Pink Floyd played a mostly empty amphitheater in Pompeii on Oct. 4, 1971.
After struggling for years to define themselves, New Order came into their own on 1986's 'Brotherhood.'
Primal Scream merged vintage Rolling Stones rock with acid house on 1991's 'Screamadelica.'
A two-day punk festival at London's 100 Club saw Siouxsie and the Banshees perform for the first time.
Billy Bragg got help from Johnny Marr and members of R.E.M. on 1991's 'Don't Try This at Home.'
'Express' built upon the sonic diversity of Love and Rockets' debut.
Ultravox solidified their synth-heavy sound on 1981's 'Rage in Eden.'
The fourth album by the B-52's was released in the wake of guitarist Ricky Wilson's death.
Before he became the mastermind of the The, Matt Johnson released 'Burning Blue Soul' on Sept. 8, 1981.