Thirty years ago today, on August 1, 1981, something was born. No, it’s not me; I came along 7 days later. Thirty years ago, a little thing called Music Television was born. That’s right kids, today is the 30th anniversary of MTV coming on the air. Remember back when the M in MTV stood for music? I sure do. Even though it didn’t last too long after this initial launching rocket blast.
For those looking to celebrate MTV’s history in a righteous, video-filled manner, make sure you check out Gear Diary above or follow this link to 33 avenue Miquelon’s similar lament for MTV. I’d also tell you to check out MTV, but it doesn’t look like they’re doing anything special to celebrate their birth, besides bringing back Beavis & Butthead and taking Jersey Shore international. However, you can watch MTV’s first 24 hours on VH1 Classic. They’ll be reshowing MTV’s first day, hour by hour, for the next 24 hours. (No, it’s not in order.)
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