1990: Gaultier talks Blond Ambition on UK TV

Friday July 20th 1990 saw Madonna's Blond Ambition UK tour start its 3-night run at Wembley Stadium.

A short time before the 1st concert started, Jean Paul Gaultier was at the other end of town being interviewed live on BBC TV by Terry Wogan at the Shepherds Bush Empire!

(BBC1, July 1990)

1984: Rare 'Holiday' Performance on French TV

From a 30-year-old videotape, but lookin' good (!) here's Madonna on French TV in June 1984 performing "Holiday"!

(French TV, June 1984)

1990: Rare Blond Ambition Paris Concert Footage

Here's excerpts from a very rare recording of Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour. Filmed by a fan at the Saturday night Paris show inside the iconic Palais de Omnisports de Bercy, this was on Independence Day in 1990!

(Madonna-TV, July 1990)

1993: Girlie Show hits Paris!

Flashback to Madonna's Girlie Show tour in Paris - the second city of her 1993 World Tour - she played 3 nights at the iconic Palais Omnisport de Bercy (the venue used for concert footage included in both "Truth or Dare" and "I'm Going To Tell You A Secret").

Here's some rare French TV news footage followed by raw pro-shot concert footage given to the press of "Express Yourself", "Vogue" and "Rain".

(Various, September 1993)

1985: Madonna Live In Philadelphia - News Report

Here's a rare European TV report on Madonna's "Virgin Tour", shown on Italian state broadcaster RAI and featuring amazing footage from the show in Philadelphia on Wednesday May 29th 1985!

(RAI, June 1985)

1989: Madonna's Only "Like A Prayer" TV Interview

She was without question the most talked about woman on the planet, but in 1989 TV interviews by such a mega-star were just not the done thing.

Her "Like A Prayer" album was topping the charts worldwide and by June of that year the 2nd video from the album was causing almost as much controversy as the first. Enter Molly Meldrum, Australia's biggest TV interviewer (who had already talked with Madonna at the end of 1985 when her "Virgin Tour" home video was released) for the ONLY TV interview Madonna would do in support of "Like A Prayer" in 1989.

Molly flew to Los Angeles in June 1989 and conducted the interview at her home. Madonna's Dad makes an appearance and she talks about the album, the videos, Prince, Pat Leonard, Stephen Bray and much more besides.

Here it is first in its original form. Shown initially in Australia, it was quickly broadcast in almost every country in the world.

Then watch some rarely seen footage from the interview which was not included in the original broadcast!

(Various, June 1989)