Controversial 1970s punk band THE Sex Pistols' first appearance on British TV has been voted the most important music debut in history.

The first airing of the group's anthem ANARCHY IN THE UK on the SO IT GOES show in August 1976 beat out competition from Nirvana's performance of SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT on THE WORD in November 1991, which came second in the ITN Archive poll.

The list is made up of landmark moments when legendary artists were first seen by a wider audience.

Rockers Oasis came third for their performance of SUPERSONIC in 1994, also on The Word, followed by a then-25-year-old MADONNA singing HOLIDAY on seminal music show THE TUBE in January 1984.

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