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Exploring the musical legacy of Prince and beyond
August 1, 1981 is a date that changed music forever with the launch of MTV — music television. From humble beginnings on a few cable systems, within months the new channel would become the biggest national network and started breaking new bands behind the power of music videos. This week on Teenage Kicks, we celebrate those days — when MTV played music — with songs from iconic videos by Talking Heads (official), Peter Gabriel, Cyndi Lauper, the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Prince and more.