• Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles... I guess I was right :D Thanks guys.
  • Well if you really want to know.
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  • They say it was Queens Bohemian Rhapsody in the UK b ut i am pretty sure that is not the firsr ever. One of the first was Video killed the radio star which is ironic.
  • I remember The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever' from 1967. As per Wikipedia: The promotional film for the song is now recognized as one of the first and most successful conceptual music videos, featuring reverse film effects, stop motion animation, disconcerting jump cuts from daytime to night-time and (among other things) the Beatles playing and subsequently pouring paint over and smashing an upright piano. It also featured the use of jarring juxtaposition of setting with props - such as a table in the middle of an open field - often seen in more recent 'eccentric' music videos. It was filmed on 30 January 1967 in Knole Park in Sevenoaks, and directed by Peter Goldmann. Goldmann was a friend of Klaus Voormann who recommended the Swedish TV director to the group. The location of the filming is easy to find, as it is on one of the main roads through the park with a recognisable tree. Both videos were selected by New York's MoMA as two of the most influential music videos in the late 1960s; both were originally broadcast in the United States in early 1967 on the variety show Hollywood Palace, with Liberace as host.
    • officegirl
      Yes I remember seeing that but my memory was it was on Ed Sullivan. Don't know how successful it was - seemed pretty stupid to me even at 10 years old.
  • chantilly lace was t6he first by the big bopper
  • Travelin' Man, by Ricky Nelson, 1961 The 2nd half of this video with Nelson singing, and scenes of the places he's singing about in the background, 'kick-started' the music video era. <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>
    • officegirl
      Was that a film for showing as a short feature in theaters? Ricky Nelson was on a regular TV show Ozzie and Harriet and sang songs on a lot of them.
  • Video Killed The Radio Star was the frist music video on MTV.
  • Here's that opening, Mr. ABnormally.
  • Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles was the first one on MTV. However, Kenny Everett had the Kenny Everett Video Show on a couple years before this. Blondie had a video in 1980 or before. The Beatles had scads of what could be considered videos. Hard to say which is the very first video to be defined as an official "video"
  • I think it was "Friendly Little Finger" by Frank Zappa, a couple years before MTV... I cant find it anywhere anymore, but i remeber seeing it a long time ago.
  • I think subterranean homesick blues was the first ever music video but it realy depends on what you consider to be a music video. I can't find a date for when it was made.
  • The Bob Dylan TV you tube channel says subterranean homesick blues was the first pop video. Won't give me an embedding code so heres a link
  • I got y'all licked: meet the Scopitone -- a late ‘50s/early ‘60s video jukebox made in France from fighter plane parts, which was the catalyst for the first modern music promo films. Among the very first of these is the 1958 film for Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Le Poinçonneur des Lilas’, and if y'all aren't down with Serge, you gotta do yourself a favour and pick up "Histoire de Melody Nelson"... Back to Scopitone: per the below link, "Those early videos forged a template that is still being followed today – conceptual interpretations, photogenic backdrops, real-world scenarios... and lashings of kitsch!" Videos didn't start with MTV. Nice try on the Buggles though, people... Who's got earlier? Scott Toronto, Canada
  • what was the first music video ever made?
  • i think it's either the purple people eater or jailhouse rock
  • The first pop video was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, released in 1975....
  • Blame it on the boogie by the jackson 5
  • Maroon 5 - This Love
  • Surrealismo by Salvador Dali (1945)
  • Heck...weren't silent films synced to music back in the day?
  • A Hard Day's Night?
  • Rather depends on what the viewer considers a "video". There were a number of mini-movies created to accompany a particular song, for as long as there has been video recording. Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was NOT the first video (in the commonly held perception) created. It was simply the first video shown on MTV. (The second was a Pat Benatar song)

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