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MTV Turns 30

 
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Bob Morris



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:59 am    Post subject: MTV Turns 30 Reply with quote

So on VH1 Classic, they aired the original first hour of MTV, as it had aired Aug. 1, 1981, when MTV was officially launched.

It was interesting... they actually aired 10 minutes of footage of a space shuttle launch prior to officially beginning the network run... and of course, the "launch" footage shown was that of one of the Apollo missions. :)

So... if any of you have VH1 Classic, they'll re-air the first hour at 9 p.m. EST tonight. Thus I won't spoil the first 10 music videos for you... although I think everyone knows what the first one was. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiJ9AnNz47Y
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Kronos



Joined: 21 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am about 50 pages into I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution on my Nook. It's an oral history of MTV, and it's fascinating as hell so far.

One of the first bits of trivia I learned in the intro is about the existence of Scopitone video jukebox machines in the 60s. I watched some of the videos on youtube, and they are beautiful examples of 60's sexy.
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