Thursday, May 16, 2013

Classic Nick Wed. – PopClips

With set flats made from the Styrofoam packing used to ship laserdisc players and 3/4" video decks PopClips was broadcast weekly on the youth-oriented cable television channel Nickelodeon in late 1980 and early 1981 and was the direct predecessor of MTV.

The first music-video program was a promotional device for Warner Communications' record division, which was first conceived by former Monkee Mike Nesmith with production beginning in the spring of 1979 at SamFilm, a sound-stage built and operated in Sand City, California by Sam Harrison, a Monterey Peninsula College instructor with a motion picture background; the first "VeeJay" was Jeff Michalski.

== Early Videos Broadcast On PopClips ==
Split Enz -- "I Hope I Never"
Pretenders -- "Brass in Pocket"
Kim Carnes -- "More Love"
Mike Nesmith -- "Rio"
Huey Lewis and the News -- "Some of My Lies Are True (Sooner or Later)"
Huey Lewis and the News -- "Don't Ever Tell Me That You Love Me"
Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons -- "Security"
The Police -- "Walking on the Moon"
Rolling Stones -- "Waiting on a Friend"
The Tourists -- "I Only Want to Be with You"
Madness -- "One Step Beyond"
Split Enz -- "I Got You"
Squeeze -- "Cool for Cats"
The Police -- "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
The Waitresses -- "I Know What Boys Like"
Mi-Sex -- "Computer Games"
Pearl Harbor and the Explosions -- "Drivin"
Toto -- "99"
Thin Lizzy -- "Waiting For An Alibi"
Tycoon --"Such a Woman"
Lucifer's Friend --"Goodbye Girls"
Pearl Harbor and the Explosions --"Drivin'"
Boney M --"Rivers of Babylon"
Poco --"Crazy Love"
Graham Parker --"Protection"
Carly Simon --"Vengance"

== PopClips ==
Genre – Music television
Created By – Michael Nesmith
Developed By – Michael Nesmith & William Dear
Directed By – William Dear

Presented By
Howie Mandel
Jack Armstrong
Jeff Michalski
Charles Fleischer
Bill Martin

Country Of Origin – United States
Original Language(s) – English
No. Of Seasons – 1

== Production ==
Executive Producer(s) – Michael Nesmith
Running Time – 30 Minutes

Broadcast – Original Channel – Nickelodeon

== Chronology ==
Preceded By – Elephant Parts (video)
Followed By – Television Parts
Related Shows – MTV Channel

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