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  1. VH1 and Entertainment Weekly together determined the 100 greatest rock and roll moments on TV. The five-hour special celebrates the fusion of rock music and television and examines its irreversible impact on American popular culture. Features......  Read Full Episode Summary »

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  1. VH1 and Entertainment Weekly together determined the 100 greatest rock and roll moments on TV. The five-hour special celebrates the fusion of rock music and television and examines its irreversible impact on American popular culture. Features moments from/by: SNL, Michael Jackson, Motown's 25th Ann., Ed Sullivan Show, Beatles, Unplugged, Nirvanna. ( Hour 1 ) MILLI VANILLI sing on THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW after their BEST NEW ARTIST GRAMMY is revoked. KISS is unmasked on MTV. SOLID GOLD premieres -- An 80's countdown series. Hosts include DIONNE WARWICK, MARILYN MCCOO, REX SMITH and ANDY GIBB. U2 make their American TV debut on THE TOM SNYDER SHOW. FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS is launched by NBC PETULA CLARK and HARRY BELAFONTE sing a duet on THE HARRY BELAFONTE SHOW. Their hand holding causes an uproar. GRACE SLICK, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, JONI MITCHELL and others fresh from Woodstock appear on THE DICK CAVETT SHOW. VAN HALEN appear with DAVID LEE ROTH at The VMA's for the first time since their split years earlier. Within days Roth is kicked out of the band again. MIAMI VICE -- Cop drama with slick music video imagery. Guest stars include PHIL COLLINS, TED NUGENT, GLEN FREY, LEONARD COHEN, MILES DAVIS and SHEENA EASTON. RICKY MARTIN performs a showstopper on THE GRAMMY AWARDS. THE CARPENTERS special airs on ABC with an extremely thin Karen Carpenter. ELVIS ALOHA FROM HAWAII -- 1 billion viewers tune-in. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL perform THE CONCERT IN THE PARK on HBO. 600,000 people attended. THE GRATEFUL DEAD perform on PLAYBOY AFTER DARK JON BON JOVI and RICHIE SAMBORA perform an acoustic version of "Wanted Dead or Alive" at The VMA's which is the inspiration for MTV UNPLUGGED. HULLABALOO premieres with Beatles manager BRIAN EPSTEIN as guest host. PEARL JAM perform on SNL the day after fellow Seattle grunge icon KURT COBAIN commits suicide; EDDIE VEDDER symbolically salutes his rival. DIVAS LIVE -- A live VH1 concert special. ARETHA FRANKLIN brings down the house during the finale with SHANIA TWAIN, CELINE DION, MARIAH CAREY, GLORIA ESTEFAN AND CAROLE KING THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR premieres -- Will Smith is the first rap star to get his own series, based in part on his successful music videos. SONNY & CHER COMEDY HOUR -- The couple introduces their daughter Chastity to a national audience

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