Truth, it s a bunch of blurbs from mtv founding vj s. The unplugged adventures of mtvs first wave by nina. If you enjoy books about company origins or the history behind a company, this is a book to consider even if you are not a fan of mtv. Initially, they were nothing more than onair personalities, but as the popularity of mtv grew, they began to branch out past just introducing music clips. Jul 09, 2016 the 80s cruise is a complete buy out of the celebrity summit and is a sevenday step back in time to the 80s. Be gone, youngsters nonfiction itchin mtv veejays jj jackson, martha quinn, nina blackwood, alan hunter, mark goodwin 1984. We watched many of our favourite vjs come and go, some moving onto careers in the same industry and others forging a new path. Now known mostly for cohosting the no agenda show, in the 2000s, he first became involved in podcasting, and has been called the podfather because of his efforts. Mtv would spend a whole week every spring in daytona, florida, showing very tan girls with big hair who strutted the stage in bikini contests. And so today, as the network celebrates 33 years on the planet, let s try to focus on the good old days and celebrate. See how mtv s fab five have fared 30 years after the network went on the air. Get caught up in the fun and excitement of the 80 s game as you challenge your way cool knowledge of music, movies, sports and tv with martha quinn, the fave vj from the 80 s.
Mtv s nina blackwood gets 80s party started in punta gorda with lipsync battle and tribute bands. In addition to all those acts, also aboard the 80s cruise will be original mtv veejays nina blackwood, alan hunter, and mark goodman. Martha quinn, one of the original mtv 80s veejays, guides you through the game. The original mtv vjs offer a behindthescenes oral history of the early years of mtv, circa 1981. The 80 s cruise is a complete buy out of the celebrity summit and is a sevenday step back in time to the 80 s. Doug macgowan lives on the san francisco peninsula with his wife, a dog, and far too many cats. Everything has to come to an end, and that includes our favorite tv comedies in the 80s. They went from rock, to rockpop, to incorporating reality shows and it worked, so that s good business.
As entertaining as the book is, it is also a great insight into the nature of a start up business. The setlist gave appropriate nods to the bands songs over the decades. Mark confesses he s more nostalgic for vinyl than cassettes, but this original mtv vj admits the 80s were very good to him. Eighty questions about the 80s, trivia quiz with a link to the proper answers.
I was told this was the best 80 s rock n roll book ever written. Vh1 classic mtv throwback made me realize how cool mtv used to be. We cover everything from live aid to the us festival to career regrets, the rock hall and more. Soon after i began posting about misheard lyrics and retro top ten lists, i decided to finally join twitter under the name sockoffleagulls as a tribute to one of my favorite 80s bands. Those five faces guided america through the rock and roll of the 80s. About the ultimate 1980s trivia quiz kreider family. With over 3,000 questions, bonus rounds and challenges, the 80 s game will take you back to the days of hot pink leg warmers, new wave hairstyles and acidwash jeans. Many of us grew up watching muchmusic, whether it be the muchmusic countdown with rick campanelli, the wedge with sookyin lee, or even muchondemand. After the interview he personally got on the phone and made a dinner reservation for me.
See how mtvs fab five have fared 30 years after the network went on the air. Aug 25, 2017 in 2016, he published a nonfiction book party of one. On camera, the original mtv vjs seem to have had so much fun in the 80s. Those five faces guided america through the rock and roll of the 80s, when duran duran, bruce springsteen, twisted sister, kajagoogoo, and. Mar 24, 2019 we celebrate our 500th episode of stuck in the 80s with a live interview of original mtv veejays mark goodman, alan hunter and nina blackwood on board the 80s cruise. Quinn s petite, girl next door personality made her extremely popular among viewers. The four surviving veejays nina blackwood, mark goodman, alan hunter, and martha quinn. Get 4 80s cruise coupon codes and promo codes at couponbirds. August 1, 1981 mtv signs on and the five veejays oh how terribly cute who present the music on tv become as regular a presence in the lives of young americans as captain kangaroo and big bird were in earlier years. It would soon become a cultural phenomenon and would broadcast videos of popular songs around the clock. Royal caribbean s explorer of the seas leaves miami on march 14, 2021 for 7 glorious days, with stops in nassau, st.
What liverpool band popularized the doors people are strange. Martha quinn, who was part of the original group of mtv vjs. Martha quinn, alan hunter, nina blackwood, and mark. He currently appears on siriusxm satellite radio as one of the hosts for the big 80 s and classic rewind channels.
In addition to all those acts, also aboard the 80 s cruise will be original mtv veejays nina blackwood, alan hunter, and mark goodman. Royal caribbeans explorer of the seas leaves miami on march 14, 2021 for 7 glorious days, with stops in nassau, st. The unplugged adventures of mtvs first wave the music. The unplugged adventures of mtvs first wave atria books. Martha quinn essentially embodied the 80s, and interviewed music icons like. The unplugged adventures of mtv s first wave blackwood, nina, goodman, mark, hunter, alan, quinn, martha, gavin edwards on. If you lived through the 80s and have a fairly good memory, this game is for you.
Best mtv vjs of all time list of mtv personalities. Nina blackwood was one of the first mtv vjs and is a radio host on siriusxm satellite radio s big 80s channel and host of two radio shows nationally syndicated by the united stations radio networks, absolutely80s and new wave nation. A vj on mtv sometimes spelled mtv veejays was originally just a dj, mtv personalities intended to tie the broadcast together by hosting the music videos. Born on 5 may 1945 in ocean city, nj, kurt loder is not one of the original mtv vjs. The four vjs sat down with time and shared the story behind the book and a few tidbits that didnt make it into the pages. What was the name of the once morrisseyfronted band in the 80s. My first celebrity interaction was with one of the original mtv veejays, martha quinn. Jan 25, 2018 the computer game pacman was released in 1980 and quickly became an icon of pop culture for the decade.
Alan hunter became part of american pop culture during his years as one of the five original mtv vjs. The unplugged adventures of mtv s first wave is an oral history of the music television revolution directly from the mouths of the people who experienced first hand. There s too much 80s fun for me to list it all here, but all in all, looks like a massive amount of 80 s fun jammed into one week. Mtvs surviving original veejays have some wild times to share. There are many business lessons to learn from this. Nina blackwood sirius xm 80 s on 8 and new wave nation interview september 7, 2011 by thom jennings nina blackwood is best known as one of mtv s original veejays back when the m in mtv. The firstever the 80s cruise set sail in late february 2016 on the holland america eurodam. Joan jett in the video i hate myself for loving you. Nina blackwood sirius xm 80s on 8 and new wave nation interview september 7, 2011 by thom jennings nina blackwood is best known as one of mtvs original veejays back when the m in mtv still stood for music. Jackson, and the one so many guys fell in love with. What other book might you compare i want my mtv to and why.
What german siren sang 99 luftballons known in the us as. Seventeen magazine june 1988 milla jovovich fashion fiesta modeling. I want my mtv, an oral history about the pioneering musicvideo channel, is an enormous, wildly entertaining book that covers the first 11 tonguewagging years of mtv s existence, before reality programming began to push the music out. Mtv s ubiquitous 80s veejays, julie brown and downtown julie brown. Mtv s lower third graphics that appeared near the beginning and end of music videos eventually used the recognizable kabel typeface for about 25 years, but these graphics varied on mtv s first day of broadcast. Mark goodman,was the first to appear on mtv, his first words. The original mtv vjs appeared when the music video tv channel mtv first hit the airwaves on 1 august 1981. What was the name of bo and luke duke s automobile. The setlist gave appropriate nods to the band s songs over the decades. Here are 32 factoids one for every year of mtv s existence taken from the book and our conversations. Music movies tv world events fadsfashion messageboard.
I want my mtv audiobook by craig marks, rob tannenbaum. Test your knowledge on this music quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others. When the merge of xm and sirius satellite radio music and talk channels occurred on november 12, 2008, rick stacy was named the channel s program director, and the airstaff consisted of the four surviving original mtv veejays nina blackwood, mark goodman, alan hunter and martha quinn, carrying over the lineup of sirius s big 80s channel. But they became popular in their own right, viewed as music jour. Since leaving mtv, he s hosted shows like tv one access and nickelodeon s dance on sunset. After you blow your mind, send it to fellow 80s children and see if they remember the days of fruit rollups and menudo as well as they say they do. However, the mtv of the 80s was nothing like the mtv we see today. Here s a list of former and original mtv vjs with photos where possible. Mark goodman,was the first to appear on mtv, his first words were ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll nina blackwood, jj jackson, martha quinn, and alan hunter. And we ask for your input on future episodes on this t. Oct 11, 20 can you name the original five mtv veejays. But when mickey thomas and starship hit the stage, everything about the trip back in time came together. But the real fun comes from performances by the human league, 38.
I never was a daytona spring break girl, but this photo was very nostalgic anyway, thanks to mtv. The first chapter commences with a bighaired, bigmouthed david lee roth and from there the rollicking pace never lets up. The cruise includes appearances by original mtv veejays mark goodman, alan hunter and nina blackwood and a roster of amazing bands representing all the different genres of music from the 80s. A sample of joan jett s 80 s hits include bad reputation 1981, her covers of crimson and clover 1983, and do you wanna touch me 1984, i hate myself for loving you, and little liar 1988. Original mtv veejays have book deal the seattle times. Nina blackwood born september 12, 1955 is an american disc jockey and music journalist, who was the first of the original five mtv vjs along with mark goodman, j. Mtvs original vjs offer a behindthescenes oral history of the early years of. After appearing on america s next top model, stolz became a vj for the freshman on mtvu in 2006, which later transitioned into a role as an mtv news correspondent. The 80s cruise returns in march 2021 for its sixth annual sailing.
Nina blackwood sirius xm 80s on 8 and new wave nation. The 80s cruise 2021 stuck in the 80s podcast, 80s music. This page has been set up to link to the official pages of the original mtv vjs. Ultimate 1980 s trivia quiz answers source of questions. Book now with the offer code stuck to get a special discount. A look at the network s original five video jockeys 30 years after its debut. Who was the actress that made waves in 1984 s splash. I received my signed martha quinn book from the podcast. Click through to check out what mtv s original veejays martha quinn, alan hunter, mark goodman, jj jackson and nina blackwood have been up to since they signed off. Aug 19, 20 find out what ever happen to the mtv veejays, part one. Adam clark curry born september 3, 1964 is a podcaster, announcer, internet entrepreneur and media personality, known for his stint as vj on mtv and being one of the first celebrities personally to create and administer web sites. Here are 32 factoids one for every year of mtvs existence taken from the book and our conversations.
He was the host for the starz channel s original series looking for stars, and hosted encore s annual big 80 s movie. Having an 80s flashback of martha quinn as one of the first video dj s on mtv. And the first introduction of the legendary mtv veejays. The unplugged adventures of mtv s first wave atria books, out today, the four living original vjs nina. Quinn s presence on mtv through 1991 was noted by rolling stone magazine readers, who voted her mtv s bestever vj, and by allure magazine, which referred to the 80s decade as the martha quinn years. In this week s episode of stuck in the 80s, your hosts each share the finale that meant the most to them, including mash, newhart, cheers and family ties.
Check out these namesmark goodman, nina blackwood, alan hunter, j. We celebrate our 500th episode of stuck in the 80s with a live interview of original mtv veejays mark goodman, alan hunter and nina blackwood on board the 80s cruise. In this wry, engaging oral history, the original veejays recount with bemusementand occasional horrortheir meteoric rise during mtv s heady first years. May 08, 20 the four vjs sat down with time and shared the story behind the bookand a few tidbits that didnt make it into the pages. Mtv goes on, long after the thrill of music videos is gone. Theres too much 80s fun for me to list it all here, but all in all, looks like a massive amount of 80s fun jammed into one week. Movies, music and fashion in the 80s were more fun, lighthearted and sentimental then had been in the previous decade. Nov 11, 2016 mtvs nina blackwood gets 80s party started in punta gorda with lipsync battle and tribute bands. Muchmusic played a huge role in cultivating canadian music. Mtv at 25 the channel that began with video killed the radio star, went on to give us the real world, rock the vote, beavis and butthead and the osbournes. Cheap trick cruise with other 80s bands home town group deal. Nirvana for pop culture fansa totally tubular testament to the excess of the 80s.
Remember the first time you saw michael jackson dance with zombies i. Top 80s female rock singers who ruled supreme in the 1980s. As a child of the 80s, i hoped this book would contain all the dish and the dirt the. What was the british equivalent of we are the world. Music videos made their first appearance on mtv on august 1, 1981 and introduced veejays, or music disc jockeys. The unplugged adventures of mtv s first wave kindle edition. The most vibrant video art community youll find anywhere. Vintage 1980 march seventeen magazine caitlin abramovitz on cover. This is a list of people who have been vjs on mtv, the music video channel in the u. See some of the decades most iconic music stars as they rock the ultimate 80s party.296 1089 257 1657 1664 138 1671 720 1420 1355 1647 1670 1091 1092 939 1645 435 790 498 1269 1394 875 1505 664 123 425 1353 995 163 153 503 1390 1467 575 151 1248 173 164 414 1481 598 1239 1443 293