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Thursday, 2 August, 2001, 09:28 GMT 10:28 UK
In Pictures: MTV birthday celebrations
Stars from MTV's past rubbed shoulders with current music heroes at a gala concert to celebrate the music TV channel's 20th birthday.

BBC News Online captures the glamour in pictures.

Mary J Blige
R'n'B star Mary J Blige, who is currently promoting her single Family Affairs, performed

Coolio
Rapper Coolio won a Grammy for best rap solo in 1996 for Gangsta's Paradise

Hanson
Pop sensation Hanson: Zac, Taylor and Isaac - making music since 1992

Billy Idol
Billy Idol: One of the acts made a success by MTV, which ran nonstop music videos

Joan Jett
Joan Jett: The Blackhearts' first album I Love Rock and Roll appeared in 1981

Rob Halford
Rob Halford of Judas Priest performed along with the members of Sum-41

Macy Gray
Macy Gray won two 2000 Brit Awards, for best international newcomer and female artist

Alan Hunter, JJ Jackson, Martha Quinn, Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood
Remember when?: The original five video jockeys from MTV
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