Can you picture the scene in the spooky abandoned house, Michael Jackson’s innocent date watching terrified as he and his zombie posse advance on her, the beat of “Thriller” pounding in the background? How about the beautiful girl being pulled into a comic book love story by the handsome lead singer in A-Ha’s “Take on Me” video? If so, then this is the episode for you!
Today’s MTV looks nothing like the version that launched 41 years ago, at midnight on August 1, 1981. The concept was simple: Music videos and music content all day, every day. Yet the MTV cable channel has been credited with changing not only the music industry but also the culture and identity of an entire generation.
Join us for this fun episode where Candy shares with Ashley the start of MTV and the story behind elements that are now iconic, such as the VJs, MTV logo, and the Moonman.
If you want your (old) MTV, you can find it here!
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