Today in Madonna History: November 11, 1985

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On November 11 1985, Madonna Live: The Virgin Tour was released on home video in the U.K. and France. The concert was filmed on May 25th, 1985 at Cobo Arena in Madonna’s home town of Detroit, Michigan. The concert film was directed by Daniel Kleinman and the music was produced by Madonna & Patrick Leonard.

At the beginning of the video Madonna declares:

“I went to New York. I had a dream. I wanted to be a big star, I didn’t know anybody, I wanted to dance, I wanted to sing, I wanted to do all those things, I wanted to make people happy, I wanted to be famous, I wanted everybody to love me. I wanted to be a star. I worked really hard, and my dream came true.”

The live performances of Like A Virgin and Dress You Up were released as music videos on MTV to promote the live video release.  Both videos were nominated for Best Choreography at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.

Though it was also released on laserdisc in some countries, to date it has sadly not been officially reissued on DVD.

One thought on “Today in Madonna History: November 11, 1985

  1. That’s exactly what Madonna has done for close to 35 years! Thrilling audiences with joy and sadness, happiness and sorrow! Every aspect of her live performance is there for all to see and hear! Madonna will get up again Over and Over! Madonna will go far in life and she wears her Beautiful Scars proudly! She’s got the brilliance and the songs to prove it! Madonna-Raw Emotion Imported from Detroit!

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