Monday, August 01, 2011

Video (allegedly) killed the radio star ...

... thirty years ago today, at one minute past midnight, as Music Television (MTV) was introduced to the world, with this selection. MTV also changed the medium of video itself, with the use of a rapid succession of images and shifting camera angles, and the resultant attention-span deficit that plagued a generation, only to be topped by the internet at century's end.

It may have also signaled the end of disco once and for all. Deo gratias.

The Washington Post has more.

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