1) A Video Star Is Born
Older generations vividly recall the exact moment when they first saw Elvis twitch his pelvis on TV or when the Beatles first performed on Ed Sullivan. But for children of the ’80s, THE defining televised music moment was when Madonna was the kickoff performer on the first annual VMAs in 1984. Given the many outrageous antics she’d pull off later in her career–including her Britney/Christina 2003 VMA performance, which spoofed her original 1984 VMA appearance–it’s hard to fathom now that back in ’84, viewers were completely SHOCKED SPEECHLESS when Madonna rolled around on the VMA stage in a see-through wedding gown, granny panties, and pile of rosary beads. But no one had ever seen anything like it at the time. Come to think, no one’s seen anything like it since. Because in the past half-century, there’s never been anyone like Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie:
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Posted Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:13pm PDT by Lyndsey Parker in Video Ga Ga