And rod stewart was 5 of the first 51 videos aired as a random fact.
Who here remembers the hype and debut of it? I know it had a rough go at first as many cable companies and markets didn’t pick it up . I don’t think it aired in my city for first year or so but I remember watching the opening day or so at my grandparents who got it a town away.
I was pretty shocked to see In the Air tonight was aired on first day. I don’t remember that song being out that early, I would have said late 80’s. The Cars “you might think” was the first video that blew my mind with graphics and editing. That was the damn matrix of music vids
lemme see if Martha Quinn is still bangable..... brb...
It was the background channel for college. And required watching when Beavis and Butthead was on. And we watched the real world to see people whining, like all trainwreck tv now. My buddy was super into My So-Called Life.
I grew up in a rural hellhole, where cable didn’t exist & only a handful of rich kids had satellite. So I knew of it as a popular news story, but didn’t actually see it until much later. Maybe '83 before I saw it & I guess 85 before it was in my household.
Papa Don’t Preach & Walk Like An Egyptian were the first videos I remember, uh, having rewind burn on them.