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MTV Launched 30 Years Ago Today; Where Were You? [VIDEO]

MTV Launch 1981 (YouTube)

Do you remember watching the debut of MTV on August 1, 1981?

It was revolutionary at the time, a TV channel playing nothing but music. From the comments on the You Tube page, a lot of people, including myself, would love the channel to get back to playing all music videos rather than all the reality shows.

Ultimate Classic Rock has posted footage from their first day of broadcasting, complete with vintage commercials.

Can you name the original five veejays on MTV? How about the first TWO videos Music Television played?

When MTV premiered 30 years ago today, Mark Goodman was the first host or veejay featured. The other four original veejays were Martha Quinn, J.J. Jackson, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter.

Most people know the first video played on MTV, but what was the second? It was Pat Benatar‘s “You Better Run.”
Here’s a video to bring back memories of the debut band on MTV, The Buggles, “Video Killed the Radio Star.”

The Buggles \’Video Killed the Radio Star\’ (YouTube)

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