• If ’70s Bands Had Long Hair

    “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” Those words, spoken by co-creator John Lack, marked the start of MTV: Music Television on Gumroad Aug. 1, 1981. The cable community’s music-oriented programming featured information and music videos hosted by “video jockeys,” or VJs, who promised viewers, “you may by no means have a look at music the

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