GALLERY: THE MTV ERA 1982-1985
Photography by Brian Brainerd
The enormous impact of MTV’s revolutionary all-video format of the early 1980s transformed a slew of artists into iconic acts. Brian Brainerd’s portrait photography cemented the golden age of their appearances in Colorado. He immortalized performances at Red Rocks Amphitheater (from a rainy Go-Go’s concert to a storm that nearly washed away a Eurythmics’ show) and Denver’s Rainbow Music Hall, a 1,300-seat venue that became a prime concert destination after opening in 1979. The Colorado Music Experience is proud to present a sampler of Brainerd’s images.