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Occasional Reader6/25/2009 3:48:06 pm PDT

re: #195 Bloodnok

It’s true. You wouldn’t think that kind of thing would be happening in 1983, but it did. It probably wasn’t overt racism, but fear of the network “not playing in Peoria”.

I’m guessing it was more that MTV started out focused on Rock n’ Roll; and there just weren’t that many black rockers in the early 80s.