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1988 MTV Video Music Awards (1988)

TV Special | Music

Arsenio Hall hosts the fifth annual MTV Video Music Awards, with performances by Aerosmith, Cher, INXS, Elton John, Michael Jackson, and more.
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Sep 7, 1988 (United States)

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Aerosmith
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The Bangles
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Justine Bateman
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Julie Brown
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David Coverdale
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Adam Curry
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Depeche Mode
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Robert Downey Jr.
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Bryan Ferry
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Peter Gabriel
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Teri Garr
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Melanie Griffith
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Arsenio Hall
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INXS
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Janet Jackson
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Michael Jackson
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Elton John
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Magic Johnson
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Sam Kinison
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Tawny Kitaen
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Cyndi Lauper
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Los Lobos
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Bobby McFerrin
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George Michael
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Ken Ober
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Poison
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Eric Roberts
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Kevin Seal
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Rod Stewart
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Jim Turner
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7.2 / 10 | 5 votes