An influential music video dance show that introduced music videos and live performances to the hungry cable-less masses. Featured Wham!'s first US television interview. The world premiere of Michael Jackson's music video for Billie Jean.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Blade Richard Blade ...  Himself - Host
David Maples David Maples ...  Himself - Host
Karen L. Scott Karen L. Scott ...  Herself (Host)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Ant ...  Himself (1983)
The Bangles ...  Themselves (1983)
English Beat English Beat ...  Themselves (1983)
Berlin ...  Themselves (1983)
Tom Cruise ...  Himself (1983)
Culture Club ...  Themselves (1983)
Debbie Diamond ...  Dancer
Thomas Dolby ...  Himself (1983)
Falco ...  Himself (1983)
Felony ...  Themselves (1983)
Golden Earring ...  Themselves (1983)
Anthony Gordon Anthony Gordon ...  Dancer
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An influential music video dance show that introduced music videos and live performances to the hungry cable-less masses. Featured Wham!'s first US television interview. The world premiere of Michael Jackson's music video for Billie Jean.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)

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Color
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MV3 was a syndicated music video show for people who didn't have cable. The show featured the latest videos and performances from new wave artists that were currently being played on KROQ FM radio in Los Angeles. It was filmed in local dance clubs and featured dancers, a la American Bandstand and Soul Train, but catered to a younger, hipper audience. It was also the first (and in some cases ONLY) place where you could catch bands like Romeo Void, Falco, and Heaven 17. See more »

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Followed by Video One (1984) See more »

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MV3: Syndicated MTV Clone Brought Videos to the Unplugged Masses
4 August 2011 | by titusalone77See all my reviews

I watched this show when it aired on local Bay Area TV. My house was completely off the cable grid, so it was the closest thing to MTV we had (in fact, it pre-dated MTV's arrival on the local cable system). I was turned on to so many bands through this show. Richard Blade, DJ from LA's KROQ-FM, was the host. I knew of KROQ and its 'Rock of the 80's' format through some Bay Area radio stations, in particular The Quake (KQAK-FM, which aired a similar format. Up until MTV debuted the only place to see music videos on Bay Area TV was a show called Video West, which aired on public TV station KQED. That show featured mostly music videos by local artists like Commander Cody and Barnes & Barnes ("Fish Heads"). It also featured short films by Bay Area and LA filmmakers. MV3 was the first show of its kind for San Francisco and, as cheesy as it appeared, it was pretty cutting edge.


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