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June 7, 2012 1:37 PM | By Sean Plummer
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Madonna performs in a wedding dress



Madonna poses at the MTV Video Music Awards, in this Sept. 14, 1984 file photo, in New York's Radio City Music Hall. On Aug. 1 MTV marks 25 years on the air. (© AP Photo/FILE)
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In an age of oversexed pop stars like Rihanna, Britney, and Christina Aguilera, Madonna's performance of "Like a Virgin" at the inaugural 1984 MTV Video Music Awards seems quaint by comparison. But keep in mind that this was Reagan-era America, a time when pop stars -- especially women -- were generally squeaky-clean and uncontroversial. So seeing Madonna roll around the stage of New York's Radio City Music Hall in a wedding dress cinched in by a Boy Toy belt, flashing her stockings and garters, marked a new, more provocative era in pop culture, for better or worse.

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Jun 25, 2012 12:06PM
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Horrible how Biebs fans reacted...he's a 20 min artist...she will go a long way.

 

Jul 11, 2012 3:58PM
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Does Sean Plummer know anything about music? These are music's most shocking moments? Has this man ever heard of GG Allen? Does he not remember Ozzy bitting the head off of a bat? How could he do this article without the metion of Alice Cooper, the PIONEER of shock rock? Hello, have you heard of GWAR?


The moments of "shock" mentioned here are about as powerfull as the one you would get from a dead AA battery. Give me a break and do some research dude.
Jun 25, 2012 12:12PM
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sounds so uptight, by todays standards.
Jul 11, 2012 4:30PM
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Was Sean Plummer actually paid for demonstrating his complete and utter ignorance of music history with this joke of an article? Hey Sean... Ever heard of John Lennon, the guy from the Beatles? Three things leap readily to mind from him alone.
Jul 11, 2012 2:58PM
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The beaver is just a teeny bopper fad. I wish he would just dry up and blow away already. Talent is not his strong suit, the media is...............................
Jul 11, 2012 1:04PM
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Um, Arcade Fire's album 'the Suburbs' is a great great great album that should be on par with any other classic album of the ages, so I'm not sure why it's a shock. Oh yeah, good for you Esperanza Spalding!
Jul 11, 2012 2:12PM
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im sorry but i honestly hate HATE jazz music it would be the last choice of music if i had to pick actullay i would rather listen to nothing i really dont like jazz music
Jul 11, 2012 2:15PM
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like that wasnt expected what else is brittnay going to do shave her head and leave her baby a partyfull of drunck pepole oh wait she already hasdone both
Jul 11, 2012 2:17PM
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this dude will give me night mares
Jul 11, 2012 2:13PM
Jul 11, 2012 8:41AM
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What about Jim Morrison and his supposed exposure?
Jul 11, 2012 2:55PM
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Okay, I  heard about this one for but not since when I was teen 
Jul 11, 2012 12:35AM
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she will always be the great lady for her music on stage also actions and also a great inspiring lady for who she is for the GBLT loves ya
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