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Micheal Jackson is often incorrectly listed as the first black artist to appear on MTV. The fact is that Prince '1999' and Musical Youth 'Pass the Dutchie' ,amongst others, were played earlier in 1982 than Jackson's 'Billie Jean'.

Take a look at the play list from the first day of broadcast by MTV. And take note of the video five up from the bottom.

http://www.stereogum.com/2995/mtv_playlist_august_1st_1981/video/

I'm not sure of the lineup of all the bands on the list but could history have passed Nev and Lynval by?
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Wikipedia credits the Specials. So it must be true. Smile



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV#Breaking_the_.22color_barrier.22_.281981.E2.80.931983.29



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