I am definitely a child of the 80s. A time when rock bands sported big hair and mullets. Cable TV made it’s appearance as well as MTV – a channel dedicated to music and the music video. For those who didn’t have Cable, we had an abbreviated televised version of Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown on Radio called America’s Top 10, American Bandstand, Solid Gold, and Friday Night Videos on NBC. I remember one Saturday sitting in the kitchen, eagerly following Casey as he announced a new entry and video by a British band by the name of The Eurythmics. “Sweet Dreams” again was my weekend anthem for a while and my love for Annie Lennox has never diminished.
While this does make mention of The Eurythmics and shows a snippet of the video – I remember seeing the whole video so this footage might be edited. 🙂
Solid Gold was hosted by variety of famous singers over the years – Andy Gibb, Dionne Warwick, and Marilyn McCoo (Fifth Dimension). The show featured a countdown of popular songs, featured dancers, and music artists performing their songs.
In the first episode, Irene Cara performed her smash hit, “Fame.“
Today, the Internet is the gateway to find out about new music and watch videos (i.e. Youtube, SoundCloud, etc.).