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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hittin' the reset button: August 1, 1981

The first in a series, from time to time ...ASAT will take a look back at some of the days that changed everything.

You've heard the story of MTV's first moments about a bazillion times, so I won't bore you with the details, but here is the first video ever played on MTV, thanks to YouTube and Universal Music. It really speaks for itself.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Silverback said...

Needed a Brit group to get it going of course.

Actually even more amazing is that of the 62 videos aired that first day back in 1981, 2 belonged to Cliff Richard !!!

The old Bachelor Boy really was a trend setter.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007  
Blogger JDB said...

Yes, last year (I think) VH1 Classic ran the first 24 hours of MTV on the anniversary of the launch. It was . . . interesting, to say the least.

And what did Trevor and Geoff do with their newfound fame? Go join their favorite band, of course! :-p

Tuesday, June 12, 2007  
Blogger All Click said...

This is a great song and a great choice for MTV. It's almost impossible to watch MTV now, there isn't any music on it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007  

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