In this highlight reel from New York Magazine of more than 100 vintage New York videos, CBGB never closed, James Brown never died, and Madonna is still learning how to vogue.
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. "Hot House." 1952
James Brown. "Sex Machine," live at Studio 54.
The Beatles. "Help," live at Shea Stadium. 1965.
Grandmaster Flash. "The Message," live.
Madonna. Live at Danceteria. 1982.