1990: Vogue at the Video Music Awards!

The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards finally got underway at 5pm Pacific Time on Thursday September 6th 1990 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California! Madonna fans tuning in LIVE around the world however had a long wait of over 2 hours to see the superstar on stage.

Madonna failed to win any of the awards she was personally nominated for, but right at the end of the show in the very last segment (just before Cher presented "Video of The Year" to Sinead O'Connor) we got a major treat!

Accompanied by her full set of Blond Ambition tour dancers, Madonna performed a unique version of the song of the year, "Vogue" - and here it is, with full original introduction from Arsenio Hall, taken straight from my own recording of the live broadcast 20 years ago today!

(MTV, September 1990)