Celebrating Madonna: The Queen of Pop's 50 Most Iconic Moments

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Madonna Performs 'Like a Virgin' at the First VMAs (1984)

When: September 14, 1984
What: Madonna shocked with "Like a Virgin" at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards. "People were gasping in the audience," Madonna's longtime publicist, Liz Rosenberg, told Rolling Stone of the moment Madonna took the stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall in a deconstructed wedding gown and proceeded to writhe on the floor and hump her veil.

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