Before They Were Stars: Madonna: The Basement Tapes

It’s amazing to think how “Before They Were Stars” footage was treated before the Internet. Today, footage like thatĀ can beĀ uploaded to Youtube in seconds. However, during the eighties and early nineties, if you possessed ultra-rare footage of a celebrity before they were famous, you could probably sell it to a news magazine show for a hefty sum. Such was the case with this segment entitled “Madonna: The Basement Tapes”, where videotapes of an unknown Madonna performing at a Long Island nightclub in 1983 were sold to a news program, who found the footage so compelling that they decided to split the story up into two separate parts.

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