June 5 1981 was the launch of this the FIRST national Cable Music Orientated program, that’s three months before MTV folks!
First up is a comprehensive over view of the content that Night Flight as a series ghas provided over the last three years leading to this Anniversary which is a pleasure to watch. It excels at making the viewer understand what Night Flight is really all about.
Night Flight’s Third Anniversary special features a compilation of music videos in the Take Off format. Night Flight also takes a look at Video Art with features on Nam June Paik, Will Powers, Philip Glass, “Video Flash” by Michael Jeffrenou, Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, “Tempest” by WTV’s Dean Winkler, Tom DeWitt and Vibeke Sorensen, and much more!
Below is a basic rundown of the content of Parts 1 and 2 of the 3rd Anniversary Special
David Bowie: “China Girl” (Original Uncensored Version 1)
Duran Duran “Girls On Film” (Original Uncensored Version 1)
David Bowie “Boys Keep Swinging”
Culture Club “Miss Me Blind”
Eurythmics “Who’s That Girl”
Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
Huey and The News “Heart of Rock ‘n Roll”
KISS Interview & KISS “Detroit Rock City” LIVE
Def Leppard “Rock of Ages”
Tom Tom Club “Genius of Love”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Relax” (Original Conceptual Uncensored Version 1)
Randy Andy “The People Livin’ In The USA”
Jean Luc-Ponty “Individual Choice”
Video Art Segment
“Allan ‘N’ Allen’s Complaint” by Nam June Paik
“Perfect Leader” by Max Almy
Will Powers “Smile”
Philip Glass “ACT III”
Michel Jerrennou “Video Flashs”
Laurie Anderson “Sharkey’s Day”
King Crimson “Heartbeat”
Dean Winkler, Tom Dewitt, Vibeke Sorensen “Tempest” & “Voyage”
Jimi Hendrix “Fire” (Video by Dara Birnbaum)
Jimi Hendrix “Star Spangled Banner” (Video by Shalom Gorewitz)
Jimi Hendrix “Little Wing” (Video by Dean Winkler, Tom Dewitt, Vibeke Sorensen)
Total Running Time 1 Hour 55 Minutes
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