Music – 1978 – The Dirt Band – She Has Worn Out Her Highway Shoes On The Music Blues

DOG ASIDE: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, also known as The Dirt Band is an American country rock band….which has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966.  The group’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years….including a period from 1976 to 1981….when the band performed and recorded as The Dirt Band….whereas constant members since…

Gymnastics – 1974 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers USA Kirk Thomas Becoming 1st American To Win World Gold

DOG ASIDE: Kurt Bilteaux Thomas (born March 29, 1956) is an American Olympic gymnast….who earned All American honors 13 time in his career….along with being the James E. Sullivan Award winner in 1979….as well as the 1979 Nissen Award as the best gymnast in the USA.  Thomas became a member of the 1979 Montreal Games US Olympic team….and…

Track + Field – 1986 – Highlights – URS Sergey Bubka Pole Vault WR + USA Ed Moses 119th Win In A Row

DOG ASIDE: Sergey Bubka is a Ukrainian former pole vaulter…..who represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991….and was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News….when in 2012 was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame.  Bubka won six consecutive IAAF World Championships….an Olympic gold medal….and broke…

Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils – 45 Ft Swan Dive With Noose Around The Neck Of The Great Alexander

DOG ASIDE: A stunt performer is often referred to as a stuntman, stunt woman or daredevil, is a trained professional who performs stunts as a career. From its inception as a professional skill in the early 1900’s to the 1960’s….daredevil stunts were most often performed by professionals who had trained in that discipline prior to performing the stunts publicly.  Current film and television stunt performer…

Special – 1954 To 1979 – James Caan Hosts Sports Illustrated 25 Yr Anniversary – Hilites Of 1970s

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation….which was first published in August 1954….and today in 2018 has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18 million men.  It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is…

Comedy – 1978 – Special – A Minute With Carol Burnett Live With Her Audience

DOG ASIDE: Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer…. whose career spans seven decades of television….as she is best known for her groundbreaking television variety show, The Carol Burnett Show….which originally aired on CBS as the first of its kind to be hosted by a woman. She has achieved success on stage,…

NBA – 1984 – Special – San Diego Chicken Does Timeout Dance With A Young Michael Jackson To Thriller

DOG ASIDE: The San Diego Chicken….also known as The Famous Chicken…..the KGB Chicken….or just The Chicken….is a sports mascot played by Ted Giannoulas….who was hired in 1974 to wear the first chicken suit…..when at the time he was a 20-year-old journalism major at San Diego State University.  The Chicken’s first appearance was a KGB promotion to distribute Easter eggs to children at the San Diego Zoo. …

MLB – 1969 To 1982 – Strohs Circle Of Sports – The Story Of MLB P Bill Spaceman Lee

DOG ASIDE: William Francis Lee III (born December 28, 1946) is accurately nicknamed Spaceman….who was an American former Major League Baseball pitcher…..that played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 to 1978….and the Montreal Expos from 1979 to 1982.  On November 7, 2008, Lee was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame….as the team’s record-holder for most games pitched by a left-hander (321)….and the third-highest…

Music – 1987 – The Pretenders – Gonna Make You Notice (Brass In Pocket) – Put To MLB Great Plays Highlights

DOG ASIDE: The Pretenders are a British-American rock band formed in Hereford, England, in March 1978….in which the original band consisted of initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde on lead vocals and rhythm guitar…. James Honeyman-Scott on lead guitar, backing vocals and keyboards….Pete Farndon  on bass guitar and backing vocals….and Martin Chambers on drums, backing vocals and percussion.  Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon….the…