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The Eighties

Video Killed the Radio Star (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV Episode | Documentary, History

The revolution of music videos, music genres and women taking the stages with their own bands. This is about how the music industry changed drastically during the eighties from the death of John Lennon to the discovery of Nirvana.
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May 19, 2016 (United States)
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8.2 / 10 | 91 votes