Music – 1970 – The Staple Singers – The Weight – Take A Load Off Annie

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul and R&B singing group…..as Roebuck “Pops” Staples was the patriarch of the family….who formed the group with his children Cleotha,  Pervis and Mavis….whereby Yvonne replaced her brother when he was drafted into the U.S. Army….and again in 1970. They are best known for their 1970’s hits “Respect Yourself”, “I’ll Take You There”, “If You’re Ready (Come Go…

Boxing – 1989 – WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson – Fight Only

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began, and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  The fight would only last 93 seconds….while becoming Tyson’s second quickest title fight after his 91-second victory over Michael…

Music – 1987 – The Four Tops – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At The 1987 MLB All Star Game

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan…. who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960’s. The group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz and show tunes….OH…..and as evidenced by this video herewith….patriotic music….when the performed the Star Spangled Banner beautifully….with harmonic tones only The Four Tops could construct….at the 1987 Major League Baseball All Star Game. Founded as the Four Aims, lead…

Music – 1988 – Andy Williams – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Heavywt Title Fight Of Tubbs Vs Tyson

Andy Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer….who recorded 43 albums in his career….of which 15 have been gold-certified….and three platinum-certified.  He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards…and hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971….along with numerous TV specials…..while The Andy Williams Show won three Emmy awards.  The Moon River…

Music – 1988 – Trumpeter Herb Alpert – Start Spangled Banner – At Super Bowl XXII Skins Vs Broncos

This rendition of The Star Spangled Banner is beautifully played by world famous trumpeter Herb Albert at the start of Super Bowl XXII between the Washington Redskins verses the Denver Broncos….which was play on January 31, 1988 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, CA.  Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group…

Boxing – 1987 – Highlights – Middlewt Bout – Michael Nunn Vs Charles Campbell – With Ryan + Clancy

Michael Nunn (born April 14, 1963) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2002….and was a two-weight world champion….after having held the IBF middleweight title from 1988 to 1991….and the WBA super middleweight title from 1992 to 1994. During both those reigns, he also held the lineal championship. Nunn turned professional in 1984….and after winning his first 30 fights….he fought…

Boxing – 1987 – Jim Lampley + Alex Wallau In Studio Review Mike Tyson Vs Pinklon Thomas Title Fight

Mike Tyson vs. Pinklon Thomas, billed as “Hard Road to Glory“….was a professional boxing match contested on May 30, 1987, for the WBA and WBC heavyweight championships. Tyson was the aggressor for nearly the entire fight….while constantly getting the better of Thomas with his power punches. Tyson was nearly able to get the victory in the first round….as with about…

Boxing – 1989 – Jim Lampley + Larry Merchant Wrapup Heavywt Title Fight Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began….and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  Four years earlier, Williams had challenged then-IBF Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes for the title….only to narrowly lose by…

Music 1987 113th US Army Band From Ft Knox Kentucky The Star Spangled Banner With Jim McKay

In this video, the 113th Army Band from Ft. Knox, Kentucky plays the Star Spangled Banner at the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby…..as brought to you by ABC’s Jim McKay….which is a bit confusing to us here at ImaSportsphile.  The reason for our confusion is that we posted another video of the 112th running of the…