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The First 100 Videos Played On MTV

The First 100 Videos Played On MTV

By Raina Douris, Host, World Cafe “Ladies and gentlemen, rock ‘n’ roll.” Those were the words spoken by Warner Cable executive John Lack on Aug. 1, 1981, at 12:01 am when MTV — Music Television — went on air for the very first time. It was accompanied by the image of an astronaut, modeled after…