Art Music

MTV Turned 30. Now Watch the First 24 Hours from 1981

Mondonna, Pat Benetar, Duran Duran, Wham! and Thompson Twins are the first bands that come to mind. Here is the original broadcast : MTV Launch Day One 12:01 am Saturday August 1st, 1981 Video # 1

This is why Youtube is more important than TV. MTV turned the big 3-0 a couple days past. Now, with the help of serious fans we can view the full first hour of MTV’s existence – scratch that – now you can view the first full 24 hours of MTV! This was living. This is the MTV First 24 Archive.