I used to love MTV, or Music Television. I remember when MTV actually played music videos. Heck, I even remember when MTV first started in the summer of 1981 when I was almost 9. My music life, along with everyone else’s, changed forever. We were now able to actually see all of our favorite bands. Some videos were of bands performing and some videos were like mini-movies. My favorite example of this was Madonna’s Papa Don’t Preach, which actually had an entire story line unfold within the time it took the song to play.
I wish MTV today was the MTV of the 1980s and actually played music videos. I loved the original VJs Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, and JJ Jackson. They were adults who appreciated music as much as I did. They were the cool adults who showed us you never have to grow up when it comes to music. Do you remember the first music video played on MTV?