Highlights

Before he was an international movie star, Eddie Murphy was the host of a ridiculous hair convention called the 1985 VMAs. Relive it in all its feathered glory, only here.

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09.12.1985, New York City: Before Shrek, Norbit and even Raw, the ‘Delirious’ Eddie Murphy hosts the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards.

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09.13.1985, New York City: New-wave platinum punk Annie Lennox performs with the Eurythmics.

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09.13.1985, New York City: Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart of the Eurythmics at the 1985 VMAs.

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09.13.1985, New York City: Before her solo career was a twinkle in her crazy, bugged-out eyes, Aimee Mann ('til Tuesday) takes home the award for Best New Artist -- and best hair!

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09.13.1985, New York City: Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears happily leads the crowd in his career-making, 1984 hit, "Shout!"

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09.13.1985, New York City: Cyndi Lauper and Ken Kragen prove music can be used for a noble cause, accepting a Moonman on behalf of USA For Africa.

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09.13.1985, New York City: Little Steven accepts one of three Moonmen that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took home in 1985.

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09.13.1985, New York City: Eddie Murphy searches the streets of New York for a co-host to help ease his hosting burden.

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09.13.1985, New York City: New Yorker Jim Smith powders in for the role of Eddie Murphy’s VMA co-host and all the perks that come along with it.

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09.13.1985, New York City: The incomparable Grace Jones, model, actress and dance music revolutionary, presents a Moonman at the 1985 VMAs.

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09.13.1985, New York City: Cher watches the show from underneath a pile of hair.

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09.13.1985, New York City: Pat Benatar is young, heartache to heartache, and she’s got the amazing '80s shag to prove it.

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09.13.1985, New York City: Tina Turner and her legendary legs take home the Moonman for Best Female Video, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

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09.13.1985, New York City: Don Henley shows his producer some love after his “Boys Of Summer” wins the Moonman for 1985’s Best Male Video.

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09.13.1985, New York City: As the night ends, host Eddie Murphy reminds his girl Tina Turner to "Party All the Time."

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