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She’s sold over 200 million albums worldwide, won seven grammy awards, and is the highest earning female singer of all time. But even Madonna had to start somewhere. In this exclusive WOW TV clip, Madonna is filmed during her first-ever live performance.
The clip is featured on the WOW TV No Entiendes channel, a large archive of filmed performances from legendary doorman and club promoter Haoui Montaug’s talent shows at New York’s Danceteria in the 1980s. There’s no grand entrance from a giant mirrorball, just a shabby red curtain pulled to one side by Montaug. There’s no tightly choreographed dance troupe, just three mismatched dancers who look like they rehearsed in someone’s kitchen. But there’s no mistaking that Madonna, with her spunky persona, funky moves, and earnest voice, is already on her way to bigger and better things as she performs “Everybody.” And just what is that glare we see the singer throw back at the dancers towards the end of the song? Is this clip also witness to the birth of Madonna the short-tempered diva?
WOW TV proudly presents the world premiere of Sire Recording artist Madonna, singing “Everybody” at Haoui Montaug’s No Entiendes (1982).
– Steven Corfe