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Video Killed the Radio Star 

The revolution of music videos, music genres and women taking the stages with their own bands. This is about how the music industry changed drastically during the eighties from the death of John Lennon to the discovery of Nirvana.
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Himself - Host, American Bandstand (archive footage)
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The revolution of music videos, music genres and women taking the stages with their own bands. This is about how the music industry changed drastically during the eighties from the death of John Lennon to the discovery of Nirvana.

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Nicely done!
22 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

That episode title gives you a great idea what you're in for, but MTV is only a small part of it (although I liked how MTV was seen as redefining the musician as performance artist), but it's got its eye on the larger picture; New Wave, Heavy Metal, the explosion of Rap and the medium being used to (aggressively) say something substantive . . .

But in the end, it's all about the music. And as pointed out during commentary (and I absolutely agree), '80s music doesn't live on because of the big hair and wild style; it's because the content is so good.

All in all, a very good time. I found my toes tapping to songs I don't even like.

9/10


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