It was a pretty radical idea - a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined. I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties.
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Like every Grammy category, best rock performance has its own history, which also serves as a metaphor for the vagaries of the annual music awards.
"How Best Rock Performance Became One of the Grammys’ Weirdest Races" is from the February 06, 2017 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Rob Tannenbaum and narrated by Fleet Cooper.