On the 1st of August 1981 MTV got launched at a local cable network in New Yersey. We were already being cheeky then because the very first video we aired was “Video Killed the Radiostar” by the Buggles (watch the video here).
MTV took over America quickly and changed the importance of music videos drastically. Many bands had their break through through the quality of their music video, like for example Guns ‘N Roses. In 1987 MTV was brought to Europe and after being aired from the UK for a while, other European countries got their own channel.
And that’s the channel you’re watching every day! Happy birthday to us!