Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:37:41 GMT | By Sean Plummer
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Madonna performs in a wedding dress



Madonna poses at the MTV Video Music Awards, in this Sept. 14, 1984 file photo, in New York's Radio City Music Hall. On Aug. 1 MTV marks 25 years on the air. (© AP Photo/FILE)
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In an age of oversexed pop stars like Rihanna, Britney, and Christina Aguilera, Madonna's performance of Like a Virgin at the inaugural 1984 MTV Video Music Awards seems quaint by comparison. But keep in mind that this was Reagan-era America, a time when pop stars - especially women -- were generally squeaky-clean and uncontroversial. So seeing Madonna roll around the stage of New York's Radio City Music Hall in a wedding dress cinched in by a Boy Toy belt, flashing her stockings and garters, marked a new, more provocative era in pop culture, for better or worse.

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