Boxing – 1990 – Lampley + Merchant + Leonard Chronicle Mike Tyson In Japan Prior To Douglas Fight

During the time leading up to the 1990 world heavyweight championship fight between Mike Tyson vs Buster Dougleas….Tyson’s problems outside the ring were also starting to emerge. His marriage to Robin Givens was heading for divorce….while his future contract was being fought over by Don King and Bill Cayton….when in late 1988, Tyson parted with manager Bill Cayton….and fired longtime trainer Kevin…

Boxing – 1986 – Marv Albert + Dr Ferdie Pacheco Preview WBA Lightweight Title Fight – Crawley Vs Bramble

In 1984, Livingstone Bramble dethroned Ray Mancini to take the WBA lightweight title. Crawley was the #1 contender, and accepted $150,000 to step aside and allow Bramble and Mancini to engage in a rematch. Bramble defeated Mancini in their rematch on February 16, 1985. Crawley won the USBA lightweight title in June 1985 with a twelve-round decision over crosstown…

Music – 1976 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down – From The Last Waltz Concert

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson and originally recorded by the Canadian roots rock group The Band in 1969….and released on their second album….with Levon Helm providing the lead vocals. The song is a first-person narrative relating the economic and social distress experienced by the protagonist….who was a poor white Southerner during the last year…

Comedy – 1981 – Smothers Brothers Young Comedians Show – Featuring Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson (October 14, 1952 – April 16, 2018) was an American actor, comedian, and magician….who is best known for the lead role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984–1992 television series Night Court….and later starred in the sitcom Dave’s World from 1993 to 1997. In addition to eight appearances on Saturday Night Live between 1981 and 1985….Anderson had a recurring guest role…

Boxing – 1989 – HBOs WBC Super Middlewt Title PreFight Show – Thomas Hearns Vs Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns are considered to be two of the best boxers of all-time….who fought twice….with Leonard winning in 1981 for the WBC Welterweight Title…..and a draw in 1989 bout for the WBC Super Middleweight Title….to which this pre-fight video seen herewith is from….as both fights are considered to be classics.    After almost eight years, the…

Music – 1986 – Natalie Cole – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 4 With Mets Vs Red Sox

Natalie Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress….who was the daughter of renowned American singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole….who  rose to success in the mid-1970’s as an R&B singer with the hits “This Will Be” and “Inseparable” in 1975…. and “Our Love” in 1977. She returned as a pop singer on the…

Music – 1986 – Michael White – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At NLCS Game 1 Of Mets Vs Astros

Michael White was an aspiring opera singer….as seen in this video herewith….when he sings The Star Spangled Banner at Game 1 of the 1986 MLB National League Championship Series between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros….who developed into a renowned “breathing coach”. Michael White knows what you’re thinking….a breathing coach? Really? No, thanks. I’ve been doing…

Boxing – 1986 – Marv Albert + Ferdie Pacheco Preview Jr Welterwt Bout Buddy McGirt Vs Frankie Warren

NBC Boxing fight crew of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco showcase the upcoming junior welterweight fight between James “Buddy” McGirt verses Frankie “Panchito” Warren…..who would both become world champions….as both were outstanding boxers during The Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1995.   James “Buddy” McGirt (born January 17, 1964) is an American former professional boxer from Brentwood, New York….who competed from 1982…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides An Upclose & Personal Look At Heavyweight Jose Ribalta

Jose Ribalta was a good heavyweight boxer out of Rodigo, Cuba…..who had a professional boxing career that spanned 17 years from 1982 to 1999….with a career record of 38 wins with 27 KO’s and 17 losses with 1 draw….in which he fought an impressive array of Heavyweight Champions to include James Bonecrusher Smith, Mike Tyson, Leon Spinks,…