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Encyclopedia > VH1 Classic
VH1 Classic
Type Digital cable/Satellite television network (Music)
Country United States
Availability    USA (Only on digital cable services)
Owner MTV Networks (Viacom)
Launch date May 8, 2000

VH1 Classic is an American TV network started in May 8, 2000. It is operated as part of MTV Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom. It primarily features music videos and concert footage from the '70s through the mid-'90s. It formerly showcased '50s and '60s music, which has disappeared from the channel. On extremely rare occasions, a video from the '60s is shown on the channel. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of orbiting communications satellites located 37,000 km (22,300 miles) above the earths surface. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ...


The network originally played only videos but is more frequently showing non-musical programming like movies, holiday specials and showing repeats of some VH1 shows like Behind the Music. The recent trend away from music videos mirrors the other channels in the MTV family. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ...


Hosts of the network are Amy Scott, Eddie Trunk, Toni J., Andrea Mineo, and Lynn Hoffman. Amy Scott is a VJ who hosts the weekday episodes of The Alternative on VH1 Classic. ... Eddie Trunk is the host of the syndicated radio show Eddie Trunk Rocks. ... Lynn Hoffman is the hostess of VH1 Classics All Request Hour, playing classic music videos requested by the channels viewing audience. ...

Contents

List of VH1 Classic Shows

  • Shows that play videos only:
    • VH1 Classic 120 Minutes – Formerly The Alternative. A block of classic alternative videos.
    • Class of... – Focuses on videos of a particular year
    • Metal Mania – A block (1 hr Mon/Fri, 2 hrs Sat) playing all forms of Heavy Metal, hosted by Eddie Trunk. The show also includes news of upcoming tours & album releases and a rock trivia segment.
    • Pop-Up Video – The classic VH1 series with pop-up bubbles of information during videos.
    • Rock Fest – Classic rock music videos.
    • Tuesday Twoplay – Weekly block featuring back-to-back songs from various artists.
    • VH1 Classic Current – An artist's well-known songs, paired with new releases.
    • We Are the Eighties – Videos from the 1980s. Not genre-specific.
    • You Can't Stop Hip Hop – Hip hop videos from the 1980s.
    • Hip Hop Honors – Hip hop videos from the 80s
  • Shows that are not video-focused: (Some of these programs may show videos but that is not the primary focus of the show. Some are reruns that were originally aired on VH1.)
    • Classic Albums – Tells the story behind the making of the greatest albums of all time through interviews the artist and producers. Artists include The Who, Phil Collins, Meat Loaf, Pink Floyd, Def Leppard, The Band, Judas Priest, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Bob Marley, Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Nirvana, Cream.
    • Rock and Roll Picture Show – Originally part of VH1, films that are music oriented are presented.
    • BBC Crown Jewels – A BBC acquisition vintage concert series, shows include Sight and Sound in Concert, In Concert, The Old Grey Whistle Test, and Rock Goes To College. Artists include The Faces, The Police, The Kinks, Joni Mitchell, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Joe Jackson, Thin Lizzy.
    • Classic Concert – classic artists' concerts presented in their entirety, although some are edited from commercial DVD releases these include Rush - R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour,Rush - Rush In Rio, KISS - Kissology (Live At the Summit 1977), Judas Priest Rising In the East, Queensryche Operation: LIVEcrime, Dream Theater Score, Pink Floyd P*U*L*S*E, Duran Duran Live from London, U2 Zoo TV: Live from Sydney, No Doubt Rock Steady - Live
    • Classic Jukebox – A semi-annual show where celebrity guests are allowed to pick any video they want to see.
    • Hangin' with Encore – a music act spends time in VH1 Classic Studios and performs.
    • Headline Act – Features videos and interviews from a single artist. Usually a half hour in length, it has occasionally been expanded to an hour
    • History of Rock and Roll – miniseries that documents the rise of rock and roll.
    • Rock Docs
    • Turn Tables – A segment where VH1 Classic veejays discuss a particular music topic.

''''Decades Rock Live - Legendary Performers with Today's Hottest Stars - Critically Acclaimed Live In Concert Series. The show debuted in 2005. As of 2007, the show has continued to air the prior episodes.' VH1 Classic 120 Minutes (previously The Alternative) is a music video program that airs on the U.S. cable television network VH1 Classic. ... Metal Mania is a block (1 hr on Mondays and Fridays, 2 hrs on Saturdays) of classic heavy metal music videos on VH1 Classic, although they dont play enough good metal and too much glam crap. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Pop-Up Video was a popular VH1 show that popped up bubbles ( ) — officially called info nuggets — containing trivia and spry witticisms throughout music videos. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rush (30th Anniversary Tour) R30: Live in Frankfurt is a live DVD by the Canadian band Rush, that was released on November 22nd 2005 in Canada and the U.S. and November 28th 2005 in Europe and the UK. The DVD was released in a standard and deluxe set. ... Rising in the East Is a live DVD released in 2005/06 of Judas Priest performing a concert in Tokyos Budokan filmed in 2005. ... DVD Cover Score is a 3CD/2DVD combination by progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... P·U·L·S·E (also referred to as Pulse) is a live double CD by Pink Floyd, released in 1995. ... Live from London is a concert film by the British group, Duran Duran for their 2005 tour. ...


Past Shows

  • All Star Jams- Well-known songs and artists.
  • The Sixties Generation - 60s block.
  • The Super Seventies - An hour long program which aired videos and performances from artists of the 1970s. The clips shown were not genre-specific. It was replaced in 2006 by 70s A to Z.
  • 70s A to Z - 70s block. Replaced The Super Seventies in 2006.
  • VH1 Classic Soul - R&B from the 1960s through the 1990s.
  • Pop Show- Pop hits & stars.
  • The Vault - Similar to All Star Jams, but with rarely seen videos from either popular or obscure artists.
  • All Request Hour- Viewer Requests by email. The show debuted in 2002. As of April 2007, it is no longer on regular rotation.

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Annual shows and specials

VH1 Classic Thanksgiving

Each year VH1 Classic honors its viewers by inviting their favorite classic artists to join the VH1 staff for a Thanksgiving dinner. There was also a similar show which was done for Passover. The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930). ... Pasch redirects here. ...


All Roads Lead to Sturgis

An annual VH1 Classic show that spotlights the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Official 2006 Logo The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota. ...


Metal Month

In May of 2006, VH1 classic, with some help from VH1, focused on Heavy Metal. The month saw the premieres of the Top 40 metal songs, Heavy: The Story of Metal, and VH1 Rock Honors. Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... The VH1 Rock Honors logo The VH1 Rock Honors are an annual ceremony that pays homage to bands who influenced the sound of rock music. ...


First day of MTV

On August 1, 2006, VH1 Classic re-created the first day of MTV in honor of the network's 25th anniversary. VH1 Classic showed the videos and short clips of other linking material from that day. They did not show the VJs. MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ...

Further information: First music videos aired on MTV

Some videos were aired on VH1 Classic's tribute that were not among those known to have been played on MTVs first day. Those videos included: This is a list of all the videos played on MTVs first day, August 1, 1981: Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles You Better Run by Pat Benatar She Wont Dance by Rod Stewart You Better You Bet by The Who Little Susies on the...

  1. "All Night Long" by Rainbow
  2. "Come What May" by Lani Hall
  3. "Dangerous Type" by The Cars
  4. "I Don't Want to Know" by Robin Lane and The Chartbusters
  5. "I Hope I Never" by Split Enz
  6. "I Wont Let You Down" by PhD
  7. "Heart of Glass" by Blondie
  8. "Holiday" by Nazareth
  9. "In My Arms Again" by The Shoes
  10. "Johnny and Mary" by Robert Palmer
  11. "Kid" by The Pretenders
  12. "Let's Go" by The Cars
  13. "Living in the Plastic Age" by The Buggles
  14. "Love Stinks" by J. Geils Band
  15. "Message to You Rudy" by The Specials
  16. "More Than I Can Say" by Leo Sayer
  17. "Passing Strangers" by Ultravox
  18. "Primetime" by The Tubes
  19. "Rough Boys" by Pete Townshend
  20. "So Long" by Fischer-Z
  21. "Tattooed Love Boys" by The Pretenders
  22. "Tomorrow Night" by The Shoes
  23. "Turn It On Again" by Genesis
  24. "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors
  25. "Vienna" by Ultravox
  26. "Waiting For The Weekend" by The Vapors
  27. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love & Understanding" by Elvis Costello & the Attractions

The Cars were an American rock band, fronted by Ric Ocasek, that emerged from the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ... Heart of Glass is the tenth track from the 1978 Blondie album Parallel Lines. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Nazareth is a Scottish rock band that had several hard rock hits, as well as scoring with the Felice and Boudleaux Bryant penned ballad, Love Hurts, in the middle of the 1970s. ... Robert Allen Palmer (January 19, 1949 – September 26, 2003), born in Batley, Yorkshire, was an English singer. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ... The Cars were an American rock band, fronted by Ric Ocasek, that emerged from the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ... Living in the Plastic Age is a New Wave song by The Buggles recorded in 1980 and only available on the album The Age of Plastic. ... Buggles (the official version of the band name, used on their albums, singles, and publicity material, omits the prefix The) were a New Wave band formed in 1977 consisting of Trevor Horn, born 1949 in Durham (bass guitar, guitar, percussion, and vocals), Geoff Downes, born 1952 in Stockport, Cheshire (percussion... The J. Geils Band was an American music group formed 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts that had a successful blues-rock/R&B-influenced sound in the 1970s, before moving towards a more pop-influenced sound in the 1980s, which brought them MTV airplay and their 1982 international hit single Centerfold... Fischer Z ist the name of a pop band. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... The Vapors were a New Wave band from England that existed between 1979 and 1981. ...

Hall of Fame weekend block

During the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions in 2006, VH1 Classic dedicated the entire weekend to current Rockhall members. Artists included either true members like Eric Clapton or related non-members like Derek and the Dominos. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning British guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Derek and the Dominos were a blues-rock supergroup formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon, who had all played with him in Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. ...


Top 20 Greatest

In 2006, the network began showing artists, songs and soundtracks that became the Top 20 Greatest on its list. The shows include Top 20 Soundtracks, Top 20 Videos of the 80s, Top 20 Videos of All Time, Top 20 Metal Bands, Top 20 Women Artists and Top 20 Love Songs.


International channels

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