I love VH1 Classic; ot reminds me of the old MTV when that network truly earned the name Music Television.
Occasionally, VH1 Classic will air music videos from the 1970s. These look like conventional music videos, although they have the technology and production values of the day. They aren't videos of a band's appearance on another television show, concert footage adorned with kaleidoscope pattern chyrons and trumpet shots, or a song overlaid with stock film footage illustrating the gestalt of the era; these seem like REAL music videos.
I'm curious about why such videos were produced, and where they were presented. There was no MTV in the 1970s, and the videos seem to predate the UHF music video-only television channels that a few large cities had in the early 1980s before MTV hit the coax. I'm a child of the 1970s, and I don't remember any music video shows; there were late night concert shows on TV, but nothing showing music videos.
So, with no MTV, and no over-the-air video only channels, where did music videos from the 1970s air?