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Want your old MTV? Your wish is granted

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July

MtvRemember when MTV was all about music? Heck, I don't even remember when baby brother VH1 just played music videos. But to honor MTV's 25th anniversary next month, VH1 Classic will go back in time and replay the first 24 hours of MTV's programming.

For those wishing to schedule vacation or call in sick to work, it starts Monday, July 31 at midnight. (MTV kicked off on Aug 1, 1981.) I'm wondering if I can just sit home, drink malt liquor, eat pork rinds and call it work, since I'm on the 80s beat anyway. (Steve's boss responds: Umm, no.)

Fans also can expect the segments from the network's original VeeJays -- Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn and J.J. Jackson.

Most people know the first-ever video was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. Some might even know the second video -- Pat Benator's "You Better Run." But prepare yourself to be fully emerged in the bliss of what followed, including tunes by Blondie, 38 Special, Hall & Oates and REO Speedwagon.

(Special bonus to anyone who can name the first video that aired on MTV Europe)

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:19pm]

    

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