8/1/81 – 36 Years Ago Today MTV Signed On [VIDEO]
On Saturday, August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m. the way we listened to and consumed rock music changed forever.
MTV signed on with the words, "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll," and went into their first music video.
Do you remember what it was?
Do you know the SECOND song ever aired on the network?
How many of the original VJ's (Video Jockeys) can you name?
The answers are below:
The first video aired was by a band called The Buggles with their earworm (ironically) "Video Killed The Radio Star".
That was followed by "You Better Run" by 80's hit-queen Pat Benatar.
The five original MTV hosts?
Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson and Martha Quinn