Books VJ The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave by Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn and Gavin Edwards Hardcover, 318 pages, Pocket Books, List Price: $25 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleVJSubtitleThe Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First WaveAuthorNina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary The surviving original MTV VJs present a behind-the-scenes oral history of the early years of MTV that explores the channel's cultural influence and the stories behind such artists as Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Duran Duran. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about VJ Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City in November 1993. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Monkey See MTV's Musical Legacy: How 'Unplugged' Sold The Radio Star May 7, 2013 A new book from the original MTV VJs underscores how revolutionary spinning records on television wasn't.