- See also, Acoustic music. Wikipedia:Unplugged is a disambiguation page. It has also been a redirect.
The word became incorporated into the title of a popular MTV (WP) series that began in the 1989/1990 TV season, MTV Unplugged, on which musicians performed acoustic or "unplugged" versions of their familiar repertoire. Many of these performances were subsequently released as albums, often featuring the title Unplugged.
The performances at Wikipedia:The Secret Policeman's Ball - a series of benefit shows in London for Wikipedia:human rights organization Wikipedia:Amnesty International at which the usually electric guitar-wielding Townshend was persuaded by benefit producer Wikipedia:Martin Lewis to perform his hits Wikipedia:Pinball Wizard and Wikipedia:Won't Get Fooled Again on acoustic guitar. The performances were widely seen and heard on the live album and movie of the benefit and inspired other performers to emulate Townshend's lead.
Among the many albums derived from Wikipedia:MTV Unplugged programs are:
- Wikipedia:MTV Unplugged (10,000 Maniacs album)
- Wikipedia:Unplugged (Alice in Chains album)
- Wikipedia:Unplugged (Bryan Adams album)
- Wikipedia:MTV Unplugged (EP) (Mariah Carey album)
- Wikipedia:Unplugged (Eric Clapton album)
- Wikipedia:MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 (Lauryn Hill album)
- Wikipedia:Jay-Z: Unplugged
- Wikipedia:Unplugged (Alicia Keys album)
- Wikipedia:Alanis Unplugged (Alanis Morissette album)
- Wikipedia:MTV Unplugged in New York (Nirvana album)
- Wikipedia:MTV Unplugged (Shakira album)
- Wikipedia:In Concert/MTV Plugged (Bruce Springsteen album)
- Wikipedia:Unplugged (Neil Young album)
- Wikipedia:La Ley MTV Unplugged