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MENTAL FLOSS TRIVIA: 38 years ago today, in 1981, MTV was launched in an estimated 2 million homes at 12:01 A.M. It started off with the words, “Ladies and gentleman, rock and roll.” What was the first video played and what was the name of the group?

Answer:  “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles…whose prophecy did NOT come true, thank you very much.  In fact, MTV gave up playing videos YEARS ago, and nobody’s heard from the Buggles in 30 years.