CULTURE
Footage from MTV’s classic 1980s era is streaming online, and it’s a trip
CULTURE

Footage from MTV’s classic 1980s era is streaming online, and it’s a trip

Published: May 8, 2020  |  4 min read, 824 words
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Filed under:Including four hours from MTV’s first ever broadcastMTV’s first ever broadcast on August 1st, 1981 starts with footage of the Apollo 11 rocket launch. As the rocket lifts off, the footage cuts to an astronaut jumping on the moon, an acid-pop colored flag standing proud as the classic MTV logo shimmered. A music video for The Buggles’ plays.It’s an iconic scene, and one that I’ve watched countless times over the last few days thanks to a recent . Tens of hours of footage, spanning from that very first broadcast in 1981 through the end of the decade in 1989, are streaming for free... READ MORE
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