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Club MTV
Presented byDowntown Julie Brown
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes1245
Production
Production locationsNew York City, New York, U.S.
Original release
NetworkMTV
ReleaseAugust 31, 1987 (1987-08-31) –
June 26, 1992 (1992-06-26)

Club MTV is a half hour television show modeled after American Bandstand that aired on MTV from August 31, 1987, to June 26, 1992.[1] Club MTV was part of MTV's second generation of programming, as the channel was phasing out its original 5 VJs and introducing new ones.

Format

Hosted by Downtown Julie Brown (Kevin Seal hosted the pilot) at The Palladium, a large dance club in New York City, the show cut back and forth between teenagers and young adults dancing to a hit music video. Musical guests often introduced their new brand singles.

Club MTV Tour

In July 1989, MTV launched a Club MTV Tour featuring Was (Not Was), Information Society, Paula Abdul, Tone Loc and Milli Vanilli, with Downtown Julie Brown & the Club MTV dancers.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Legacy

On March 20, 2005, VH1 Classic aired a marathon of old Club MTV episodes.

On April 25, 2020, MTV brought Club MTV back for a special, titled Club MTV: Dance Together hosted by D-Nice and Keke Palmer. The one night only event served as a fund raising benefit to help music programs during the coronavirus pandemic.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "MTV Timeline". Archived from the original on 2016-02-06. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  2. ^ "Club MTV Live Tour". Paula-Abdul.com. Retrieved 1 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Milli Vanilli". Concert & Tour History - Concert Archives. Retrieved 1 November 2023.
  4. ^ Grein, Paul (2 July 1989). "'Club MTV' Hits the Road and It's Live". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 November 2023.
  5. ^ "'Club MTV Live Tour' Promo". youtube. 1989. Retrieved 1 November 2023. Club MTV Live Tour! Milli Vanilli, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Tone Loc, Information Society, Paula Abdul and Was (Not Was) head out on the road with Downtown Julie Brown & the Club MTV dancers.
  6. ^ Spectrum (arena). "Concerts (as of 2008-09-22)". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 1 November 2023.
  7. ^ "Sacramento Concert History: 1980s". sactv.com. Retrieved 1 November 2023. 1989/08/11 - Club MTV: Paula Abdul, Tone Loc, Milli Vanilli, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Information Society, Was (Not Was) at Arco Arena, Sacramento
  8. ^ "For the First Time in Nearly 30 Years, MTV Brings Back "Club MTV" for a Live One-Night Musical Event Featuring D-Nice, Airing Saturday, April 25th". The Futon Critic. April 21, 2020.