Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star

The only proper way to start the blog.  This was the first video played on MTV, and started the music video revolution that I joined at an early age.  Not as rare as much of what will follow, but a worthy start.  The song was actually recorded in 1979, but the album (The Age of Plastic) wasn't released until 1980.  For trivia buffs, this song was played on MTV at midnight on August 1, 1981.


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2 comments:

  1. For those who like this stuff, here is a link to the original launch of MTV. The first file has the first 10 minutes, but there are other videos on the same channel that show much of Day 1 of the revolution.

    "Ladies and gentlemen ... Rock and roll."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw6xesXLIAA

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  2. Updated link, as the YouTube link above is dead:

    http://www.rapbasement.com/videos/333719/mtv-first-day-of-broadcast-8181-part-1.html

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