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  • CDJ Today: August 1 in Classic rock

    August 1, 1981 – MTV begins airing music videos with the legendary opening, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Rock & Roll.”  That’s followed by the now familiar power-chord-fueled guitar riff theme. The first ten videos are: The Buggles “Video Killed The Radio Star”, Pat Benatar “You Better Run”, Rod Stewart “She Won’t Dance With Me”, The Who “You Better You Bet”, … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 1 in Classic rock

  • MTV Celebrates 31 Years on Air

    On this day in 1981, MTV debuted, changing the music industry. It launched with only 120 videos (approximately 8 hours worth of material) and The Buggles’ “Video Killed The Radio Star” was the first to air. It quickly became a US hit.

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