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10 Awesome Music Videos Made Before MTV Existed

The best music videos that came before the great “radio star” slaying, trend-inducing, TRL-ing behemoth came along in 1981. In chronological order!

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1961 - Ricky Nelson - “Travelin’ Man”

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1963 - Jan and Dean - “Surf City”

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1964 - The Animals - “House Of The Rising Sun”

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1967 - The Doors - “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”

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1969 - David Bowie - “Space Oddity”

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1970 - Mungo Jerry - “In The Summertime”

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1972 - Stealers Wheel - “Stuck In The Middle With You”

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1979 - Frank Zappa - “City Of Tiny Lights”

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1979 - Devo - “The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise”

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1980 - Paul McCartney & Wings - “Coming Up”

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