MTV did not invent the concept of the music video. In fact, people had been creating song clips on video and film since the 1920s.
Messynesschic.com has this article of pre-MTV videos played on long-forgotten devices like the Scopitone, a hulking video jukebox that appeared in bars, restaurants and truck stops in the 1960s.
For some spare change, music fans could watch and listen to a “soundie” like this.
This is perhaps the most famous Scopitone soundie ever made, although most people don’t realize that was its original purpose.
Read more here.