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Rewind: Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

Music video by Michael Jackson performing Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough. (C) 2001 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Michael Jackson released his first music video, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," in 1979two years before MTV would go on the air with "Video Killed the Radio Star." "In 2014, it really doesn't look like much," writes Adam Clark Estes over at Gizmodo. "MJ's dancing like a champ while wearing a huge bow tie and cropped tuxedo, sleeves pulled up above the elbow. His socks are white. And that background. Wow. It starts strong with a hyperspace effect and transforms into what appear to be orange Jell-O cubes."

For The Avid Listener's first Rewind, watch MJ dance in front of gelatin; check out the rest of "Michael Jackson's First Music Video and the Birth of Green Screen"learn how to use a green screen for your own music video; and watch New York and San Francisco slide in and out of television and movie scenes in the segment below.

 

 

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