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Old 08-16-2009, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I remember when MTV first came on TV. I still haven't aged a bit.

Any of you guys and gals remember some of the first videos played on MTV back then?

Clash- Rock the Casbah


YouTube - The Clash - Rock The Casbah
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Edwardsville, IL
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The first one ever played 8/1/81:


YouTube - Video Killed the Radio Star

The second one every played (and boy did I have a crush on this lady):


YouTube - Pat Benatar - You Better Run

The rest is history.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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YouTube - The Cars- You might think
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Does anyone know when they are going to rename MTV? When was the last time they even played music?

I do remember the early days of cable TV when little by little cities were wired up for this new cable TV stuff where we could all get 20, 30 and even 100 channels. It sure beat the ol standard 8 to 10 local channels with the dial on the TV set.

Just then MTV came out. The ads sung a catchy little tune: "I want my MTV". Those who lived in areas that were just wired up would be told by that ad to call our local cable TV provider and complain that "we want our MTV".

Finially it came in about 1981. This is the first time we heard the new word "VJs". We all fell in love with Downtown Judy Brown as well as Alan Hunter, JJ Jackson and good ol petite Martha Quinn.

Today MTV is nothing but reality shows and a bunch of street thugs called wrappers......or is it wrappas.

I have an idea for a new TV show. The Music History show. Why not? They have the History Channel right? There are millions of people who would tune in to hear and see old music videos, old concerts, interviews with great rockers, discussions about the King Bisquit Flower Hour, inside looks into the end of music as we know it............ Anyone wana finance my idea?
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Unfortunately (fortunately?), I didn't get cable until recently, well after MTV changed. But this thread reminded me of a music video that I saw on tv well before MTV existed. I liked it so much that I remember much of it today. I just looked for it on yootoob and found it Look at the "more information" sidebar on the YT page




YouTube - Mike Nesmith - Rio (1977) Look here and play in HQ instead of the embeded link
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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I remember when MTV first came on TV. I still haven't aged a bit.

Any of you guys and gals remember some of the first videos played on MTV back then?

Clash- Rock the Casbah


YouTube - The Clash - Rock The Casbah
I was so hot for Martha Quinn and Nina Blackwood, I wonder what they look like now, in their early to mid-50's.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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The first one ever played 8/1/81:


YouTube - Video Killed the Radio Star

The second one every played (and boy did I have a crush on this lady):


YouTube - Pat Benatar - You Better Run

The rest is history.
Ah, Trevor Horn and the Buggles. He lost more talent taking a **** than any musician today has period. And Pat Benatar did a fine job on the remake of the Young Rascals song from the mid-60's. Does anyone remember the name of the organist (the one with the puffed-out hair) playing two organs at the end of the song? I believe he played with Asia a couple of years later.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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After waiting through what felt like an hour of 'break music' (landscapes and stuff set to music, not true vids) and commercials, since they were pretty low on material to play, this was the first video I ever saw:


YouTube - U2 - Gloria

This one got lots of airplay, too:


YouTube - Haircut 100 - Love Plus 1

And then...there was Asia, omg did they play this band to death (blech):


YouTube - [1982]Asia - Only Time Will Tell

I still don't get the point of the chick in the leotard, except that Showtime used to play soft-porn aerobics vids between movies back then LOL.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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After waiting through what felt like an hour of 'break music' (landscapes and stuff set to music, not true vids) and commercials, since they were pretty low on material to play, this was the first video I ever saw:


YouTube - U2 - Gloria

This one got lots of airplay, too:


YouTube - Haircut 100 - Love Plus 1

And then...there was Asia, omg did they play this band to death (blech):


YouTube - [1982]Asia - Only Time Will Tell

I still don't get the point of the chick in the leotard, except that Showtime used to play soft-porn aerobics vids between movies back then LOL.
I never heard of Haircut but I sure do remember Asia "Time Will Tell" They were great and only recently just got back together. Heat of the Moment........yea !!!!!

You did make me giggle with the comment on Showtime playing soft porn. Yes I remember that well. What young boy did not sneak out of bed while parents were snoring to quietly turn on Showtime to watch that. What was it like Yoga or just some workout? Who cared right?
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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... What was it like Yoga or just some workout? Who cared right?
Was that the lithesome young women in leotards doing exercises on rotating round platforms? I was an a business trip with a team from work during the early 80's. We stayed at a motel in Socorro NM which had cable tv and somebody noted that the lights from all our rooms were on at 4:00AM when this program came on. That was a couple of hours before we had to be at the job site
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