May 19th

The Hots record their first ever demo tape at Magritte studios. Tracks include, 'She's Got the Hots' / 'Don't Touch That Dial' / 'West End Girls' & "some song about a biker..." The Hots: John Milner - Vocals / Phil Hardy - Guitar / Geoff Smyth - Guitar / Pete Jones - Bass & Martin Atkins - Drums.

Jul. 19th

The Hots first gig The Rock Garden, London supporting Charley Ainsley and The Misdemeanours.

Oct. 20th

Martin Atkins officially leaves The Hots to join PiL.