30 Years Ago: MTV’s First Concert (“In Stereo!”)

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MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown

This week in 1981, “Music Television” (yes kids, they used to play music on MTV!) aired its first ever “stereo” concert.  The featured band had the #1 album in the land with Hi Infidelity, which sold close to 10 million copies in the U.S.  Four songs from the album hit the top 10, including “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On The Run.”

The band? REO Speedwagon of course.  Check out this vintage MTV ad promoting the concert special!

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