MTV Turns 30 Today: Watch The First 10 Mins [VIDEO}
On launch day, August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m., MTV: Music Television launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll." Only a few thousand people on a single cable system in northern New Jersey could see it. The original MTV theme song followed over a montage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Then, the music videos started….
The message of the first song they played is even more relevant to the world of music today… maybe the words can be changed a bit to update… “technology killed the rock and roll star…”.
No more mystery… it’s killing romance & love, too….
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