Do You Remember Where You Were When âThrillerâ Premiered? [POLL]

Do You Remember Where You Were When “Thriller” Premiered? [POLL]

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by #teamEBONY, December 03, 2013

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Do You Remember Where You Were When âThrillerâ Premiered? [POLL]

Happy 30th Birthday “Thriller!”

On December 2, 1983, MTV aired its first world premiere video, the 13:43 long "Thriller." Starring Michael Jackson and Playboy centerfold Ola Ray, Rolling Stone reported that at the time, it was the most expensive video ever produced. It cost $500,000. A Super Bowl-level major moment for Black America, "Thriller" instantly represented just as major a moment for mainstream (White) pop culture. Premiering on a Friday, the clip was all the talk of school lunchrooms and office water coolers that Monday morning.Michael Jackson was 25.

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