Boxing – 1980 – Highlights – USBA Welterweight Title Fight – Angel Espada Vs Thomas Hearns – By Howard Cosell

Ángel Espada (born February 2, 1948) is a former boxer from Puerto Rico….who was the WBA world Welterweight champion in 1975-76…..as he became world champion in a situation that could be described by some as bizarre….when the undisputed world Welterweight champion of the era, José Nápoles, was to fight Carlos Monzón for the world’s Middleweight title….as the WBC kept recognizing Nápoles as their world Welterweight champion….but the…

Music – 1978 – Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman – Performed By John Belushi

Pretty Woman is a song recorded by Roy Orbison….which was written by Orbison and Bill Dees….and released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records….which spent three weeks at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100….which the second single by Orbison to top the US charts….and was also Orbison’s third single to top the UK Singles Chart…as the record ultimately sold seven million copies and marked…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Jim Lampley Calls Exciting Last 8 Laps + Surprise Finish

With eight laps to go in the 1986 running of the Indianapolis 500 Race….as called by ABC’s Jim Lampley and Sam Posey….was truly exciting and anybody’s race between Kevin Cogan….who was leading at the start of this video…..along with Bobby Rahal….who was gaining ground rapidly….and Rick Mears….who had the fastest car in the race and…

Music – 1985 – The Lester Wilson Dancers – Dancing In The Streets – At MoTown 25th Anniversary Show

First and foremost, we at ImaSortsphile want to apologize for the video quality at the start of this video….albeit does straighten out midway through the program….as with this video along with all 3000 others currently posted on our site….were all taped on Sony BetaMax cassettes some 35+ years ago….when we weren’t even a gleam in…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Final PreRace Wrapup Before Start

Sam Posey (born May 26, 1944) is a retired American racing driver and sports broadcast journalist….who became an auto racing commentator for ABC Sports….after debuting on ABC for the Indianapolis 500 in 1974….where he served as analyst.  He also served as a pit reporter….who ultimately returned to the booth starting in 1982….where he stayed for all ABC telecasts of the…

Music – 1968 – Professor Ludwig Von Drake – The Blue Danube Snore Along Song

Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney’s cartoon and comic book characters….who was first introduced on September 24, 1961, as the presenter and singer of “The Spectrum Song” in the cartoon An Adventure in Color….as part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.  Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck, Professor Von Drake is described as a scientist, lecturer, psychologist,…

Music – 1985 – Smokey Robinson + The Miracles – Shop Around & Tears Of A Clown

 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy’s Motown Records….and one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, and R&B music history….as the group was formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore, and Ronnie White….who started off as the Five Chimes….who then changed their name to…

Music – 1982 – Jackson Browne – The Pretender

Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States….after coming to prominence in the 1970’s…..Browne wrote and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender….as seen performed in this video herewith, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”,…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – The Historic Al Unser Sr Run To The Finish And His 4th Indy

Alfred “Al” Unser (born May 29, 1939) is an American automobile racing driver….who was the younger brother of fellow racing drivers Jerry and Bobby Unser….and father of Al Unser Jr.  Al Unser is now retired….but still remains the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times….along with A. J. Foyt and Rick Mears….while being the fourth of five to have won…