boogie days

May 24, 2010

Michael Nesmith is owed a heavy debt of gratitude by P.T. Anderson. This music video is also basically the birth of MTV, so I guess we all owe him thanks since MTV eventually created the world’s greatest television show Lost “Jersey Shore.”

Via Wikipedia:

the video clip for “Rio.” …in a roundabout way, helped spur Nesmith’s creation of a television program called Pop Clips for the Nickelodeon cable network. In 1980, Pop Clips was sold to Time Warner/Amex consortium. Time Warner/Amex developed Pop Clips into the MTV network.”

thx abk


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