80s MTV Music Television Logo Promo t-shirt Medium

Chest 18.5 in.

Length 27.5 in.

Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester

Tag Brand: Anvil

This bright red t-shirt is for the iconic Music Television channel MTV, which was first launched in 1981. The channel made its debut on August 1st with the words, "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll" spoken by John Lack and played over footage of the first shuttle launch of orbiter Columbia and the launch of Apollo 11. The first music video to be broadcast was the Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star", which was immediately followed by "You Better Run" by Pat Benatar.

Over the years MTV became a cultural staple that included the Video Music Awards, live concert broadcasts, and music programs like MTV Unplugged and Total Request Live. The channel's original formatting featured VJs that would introduce the videos broadcast on the channel. The five original VJs included Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson, and Martha Quinn.

In the mid 90s, MTV began expanding its programming outside of music videos and started launching reality programs like The Osbournes, A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila, and Jersey Shore. They also ventured into adult animation with shows like Daria and Beavis and Butt-head.

The tag says large but this shirt fits like a modern unisex adult medium


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