MTV's New Year's Eve Rock N' Roll Ball gave us some awesome musical performances throughout the '80s. Beginning in 1981, MTV proved it could compete with Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve by bringing in the popular bands and letting them perform long sets.
Here are 6 full-length performances currently available on YouTube. The final video is the full 1989 broadcast featuring many top performers of that year!
Duran Duran (1982)
Billy Idol (1983)
Beastie Boys (1987)
Lone Justice (1987)
Georgia Satellites, Part 1/6 (1986)
MTV's Big Bang 1989 featuring Bobby Brown, Poison, Hall & Oates, and more!
Do you have any other memorable New Year's Eve concert performances that stick with you?