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Happy birthday MTV

A pop culture behemoth turns 30

Wowsers! Thirty years ago the now-venerable institution that is MTV (which stands for music television) launched. The day was August 1, 1981. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was ten and we lived on the Left Bank in Paris, where I was raised. My parents had a small black & white television and it was on a corner table by the patio. And I remember very well watching the first music video ... more >