Thursday, December 2, 2021

Where Were You On August 1, 1981??

 

Long before Snooki and pregnant teens and social activism there was MTV.

 

Here are the first two hours when MTV aired.....

 

 

 

21 comments:

  1. Sweet! Nothing like a little trip down memory lane, back when times were simpler and every move I made didn't involve some kind of pain.

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  2. I was traveling for work and checked into a little motel in North Syracuse, NY and MTV was on the tv this very day. I was blown away. Thanks for the memories.

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  3. Never saw MTV until I moved to Kalifornia in 1982. One of my friends had a big screen projection TV, and we used to party to it.

    Good times!

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    1. Did you listen to 91X playing all 80s new wave music?

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  4. Aug 3rd 1981 started my first job as an engineer in Houston, 40 years ago.

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  5. Here's an excellent HD 2004 remake (also by the Buggles):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUgF49Rtg7Q

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  6. I was on Summer Vacation between 6th and 7th grade.
    We didn't have cable or satellite; so I never saw MTV until I went to college, in '87

    Leigh
    Whitehall, NY

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  7. Coast Guard. 1st billet. Kodiak AK.

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  8. I would have been a 21 yr old Airman First Class at Myrtle Beach AFB & it was a Saturday, so probably ogling far too many young lasses in revealing beachwear as they strolled along the sand. Couldn’t afford much then so I don’t remember watching much of it. Spent the next 8 years in Europe where MTV was a jukebox with vids.

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  9. the years of real rock music videos before the BS crap.

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  10. I was outside bashing rocks with sticks because mom said 'get out of the house and don't come back until the street lights come on you little shit.'
    Yeah.

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  11. Ahh...when turning on MTV and later VH1 meant when you wanted to watch music videos you could actually watch music videos.

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  12. USS Pargo, in port at Sub Base Groton. Had just plugged in shore based cable (a new base provided perk)

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  13. I think that date is off. Was a senior in high school in the spring and had only one class after lunch and that was baseball. I would go home and watch MTV or college baseball on ESPN they started about then as well.

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  14. Pat Benatar, mmm yummy. 38 special, oh ya.

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  15. Out for a training run. I started officer training at the end of the month, with the eventual aim to drive jets about.
    Pat Benatar! Love wasn't the only battlefield.

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  16. RIOT
    I saw the Who in Peoria 1968
    Pre Tommy.
    Aug 1981 in Santa Cruz, CA
    PIGS?

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  17. Well, that was a hoot! Threw it on the BIG Screen and the missus and I watched it (well, *I* watched, she played games on her phone) and we laughed at the dress, hair, and youth...
    It looked like it was filmed on a potato until you realize it was in NTSC which is 525 line by 30 frame analog! OLD school!!!

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  18. In 1981 I was on the US Coast Guard cutter WMEC 166 Tamaroa

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  19. It would be much easier to list things libtards haven't fucked up.
    Here goes...
    1........

    CC

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  20. Working 100 plus hours a week in the Wy oilfields, never had heard of it until one winter I was laid off, then..this is kinda cool! I'm so old that I think Blondie was the first singer on MTV to do rap, double check me, I bet that I am right. It was before all the hoodlum rap BS took over music. I saw Purple Rain in a Rock Springs movie theater with 400 other oilfield workers with dates, people always say people who live out in the sticks are racist, if that is true why did 400 white people go see a black dude's movie? So....f#ck off liberals.

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