NEW MUSIC EAR HISTORY - "PART 3 - THE SONGWRITER AND POET ENTERS THE PLEASUREDOME AS THE QUEEN, KING AND PRINCE POP TO LIVE AID!"
1983 - 1986
In 1983 with MTV only being shown on "cable" TV (which only those in the higher wages bracket could afford at the time) I saw much of the video channel in friends' houses. All we had to see our favourite music was Top Of The Pops, kids' shows like Razzmatazz and Cheggers Plays Pop, the morning shows Tiswas and Swap Shop and the much maligned The Tube.
During the years of 1983 to 1986 most of the favourite artists' of mine either appeared or rose to fame in these times. I first saw Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video on a videocassette at my friend's house and admittedly it scared me at first! I just expected a music video not a horror film! Regardless of this unexpected shock I loved …