On this day in 1981, video killed the radio star and MTV was born. The all-music video channel, which showed only videos guided along by V-Js, was launched at 12:01 am. The first video was The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star."
MTV changed my life. It gave me a personal relationship with artists and put faces to the music in my head that had only previously come from my K-Tel records. The other day someone told me I reminded them of Nina Blackwood and it was one of the greatest compliments I could have received, thanks to MTV.