It's hard to imagine but it was 38 years ago today that MTV was first broadcast.
The channel changed the way we react to music forever. It almost nearly killed rock and roll forever. Popstars always dominated MTV. Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John, yeesh. Please with that pop crap.
This was the very first video shown on MTV:
It's was 'Video killed the radio star by a band called The Buggles. That shoulda tipped us off right there.
For about ten years it was
all about the music.
And then it wasn't. Award shows, specials, and then finally self-produced shows.
Shows that REALLY SUCKED.
Like Jersey Shore.
A show more about bad behavior than anything else that was populated by a buncha friggin' goombahs from Staten Island. Staten friggin' Island. Please.
MTV should really change it's name to something more appropriate.
How about BTV?
Also on this day in 1969 The first and only Atlantic City Pop Festival.
Was held at Atlantic City Race Course. (which of course no longer exists)