Umm, is that a gray hair?! Starting this Saturday at 6 a.m., VH1 Classic will be airing “MTV30 On VH1 Classic,” a three day tribute to MTV’s 30th anniversary of being launched into the homes of millions of people worldwide.
“VH1 Classic viewers grew up with MTV, turning the ‘I Want My MTV’ slogan into a battle cry for a generation,” said Tom Calderone, President of VH1 and VH1 Classic. “That generation has grown up to become viewers of VH1 Classic, which is the perfect place to relive many of MTV’s iconic moments that helped shaped music and pop culture around the world.” Similarly to the clip above, this weekend-long ovation seeks to awaken viewers’ fond memories of a the iconic channel’s best programming.
Not only will the “MTV30 On VH1 Classic” marathon showcase classic moments from MTV News, The MTV Movie Awards, the VMAs and Live Aid, but unforgettable VJ segments from the original MTV VJ’s and clips from hit MTV series will also be potpourried together for all to bask in their nostalgic glory. Favorites like Remote Control, YO! MTV Raps, Beavis and Butt-Head, Headbangers Ball, The Real World, Liquid TV, Club MTV and more will be paired with original promos and contests from the channel’s early years, and Sunday night at midnight, the original first hour of MTV’s debut will air, all on VH1 Classic.
If you’re eager for more content, vh1classic.vh1.com for will continue the party with archive playlists, interviews, and much, much more. So before they blow out the candles on August 1st, set your DVRs and gather around to help us sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MTV, this Saturday, July 30th at 6 a.m. ET/PT.