{This Day In Rock} MTV Launches August 1st, 1981…

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By: Michelle Southern

MTV begins airing music videos with the legendary opening, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Rock & Roll.”   That’s followed by the now familiar power-chord-fueled guitar riff theme.  The first ten videos are:  The Buggles “Video Killed The Radio Star”, Pat Benatar “You Better Run”, Rod Stewart “She Won’t Dance With Me”, The Who “You Better You Bet”, Ph.D. “Little Suzi’s On The Up”, Cliff Richard “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, The Pretenders “Brass In Pocket”, Todd Rundgren “Time Heals”, REO Speedwagon “Take It On The Run” and Styx “Rockin’ The Paradise.”

Watch the original broadcast below: