The First Two Hours Of MTV

Where were you on August 1, 1981?

The video starts off with a Space Shuttle countdown, the iconic launch of Apollo 11, and the planting of the MTV flag, during which the famous phrase Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll” was uttered. The first music video to air was The Buggles song Video Killed the Radio Star.” The new VJs then introduced themselves, and from there the world as we knew it was no more. You probably know the Buggles video for Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first video ever aired on MTV, but do you know the second?

Just seeing the bumpers for MTV is taking me back to being in high school with music and music videos being everything.

August 1, 2021