Blast from the past: The first ever MTV Awards

The first ever MTV Awards was held for the first time today back in 1984.

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(Check out the outifts and hair do’s!)

Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd co-hosted the show at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

Herbie Hancock was the big winner that night earning himself a total of 5 awards, followed my Michael Jackson winning 3.

Some of the winners:

Video of the Year: The Cars – You Might Think

Best Male Video: David Bowie – China Girl

Best Female Video: Cyndi Lauper – Girl Just Want To Have Fun

Best Group Video: ZZ Top – Legs

Best Overall Performance in a Video: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Artists such as Diana Ross, Iggy Pop, Eddie Murphy, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Billy Idol were at the awards.

On a day like today in 1954 and 1966…

On a day like today in 1954, my favourite person in the world was born…

My dad and I <3
My dad and I <3

I’m talking about my dad!!!

Happy birthday to my soul mate.

Apart from being an exceptionally incredible dad, he’s free spirited, wacky, funny, quirky, loving, caring and I admire him a hell of a lot!

Thank you for never giving up on your dreams, for following your passions and for believing in yourself, because thanks to that, I can do and be exactly who I want to be every single day!


Also on this day, buy back in 1966 (50 years ago), Pet Sounds was released.

Pet Sounds is the name of american rock band the Beach Boys 11th studio album.

Songs like Wouldn’t It Be Nice, God Only Knows, Sloop John B and  You Still Believe In Me are on this absolutely terrific album.

Pet Sounds is considered to be one of the most influential albums is music history.

(and I couldn’t agree more! Have a listen to the album from beginning to end when possible!)

Have a listen to one my favourite Beach Boys songs, God Only Knows featured on Pet Sounds, here!

This is what happens when you put two of the most important boy bands of the 90’s together

As a kid I was a MASSIVE fan of Boyzone and Westlife… To be honest, I was a bigger Take That fan but I loved Boyzone and Westlife too.

Well………. This is for all those 80’s kids (maybe early 90’s kids too)…. Brian McFadden (Westlife) and Keith Duffy (Boyzone) are uniting forces to create a duo called Boyzlife!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keith and Brian

Boyzlife will be on the road in March across the UK for 12 days sharing their stories and performing their best known songs… (Which I’m sure will include Words, Baby Can I Hold You, Picture Of You, Fool Again (filmed in Mexico!!!), Flying Without Wings, World Of Our Own and more).

Boyzone – how I remember them!


Westlife – what they looked like in the late 90’s/early 2000’s

I can’t wait to see what the boys are cooking!

BLAST from the past, that’s for sure!

Sit back and remember the good old days with the following tunes I picked out…

Boyzone – When The Going Gets Tough

Westlife – Swear It Again