Music – 1978 – The Temptations – You Gota Smile So Bright + My Girl + Get Ready + Don’t Leave Girl

   The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960’s and 1970’s…..wherein the group’s work with producer Norman Whitfield began with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in October 1968….which pioneered psychedelic soul…..and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music.  The band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies…

Music – 1978 – The Band – The Weight + Old Time Religion + The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down

The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group including Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals, fiddle), Garth Hudson (keyboards, accordion, saxophone), Richard Manuel (keyboards, drums, vocals), Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals) and Levon Helm (drums, vocals, mandolin, guitar). The members of the Band first came together as rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins’s Toronto, Ontario-based backing group, The Hawks, which they joined one by one between 1958 and 1963. In 1964, they separated from Hawkins…

NBA – 1985 – ESPN Sports Look With Roy Firestone + Stu Black – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach

Before the 1956 NBA draft, Boston Celtics Coach Red Auerbach had already set his sights on defensive rebounding center Bill Russell….when via a draft-day trade that sent Hall of Fame center  Macauley and rookie Cliff Hagan to the rival St. Louis Hawks….and he acquired a center in Bill Russell….who would go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of…

NHL + MLB – 1978 – ESPN SportsCenter MLB + NHL Highlights – With Chris Berman

Each and every bit of video that we have whereby ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman is behind the mike at the studio desk are simply “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile…..cuz he is one of our legends of sportscasting that we hold in the highest regard….who embodied a style unlike…

Music 1975 – Todd Rundgren & Utopia – Love is the Answer + You May Think That I’m A Fool

Utopia is an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren. During its first three years, the group was a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren’s Utopia.  Most of the members in this early incarnation also played on Rundgren’s solo albums of the period up to 1975….but by 1976, the group was known simply as…

Music – Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There & Michael Jackson – Billy Jean

The Jackson 5 were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family….as the group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine, with younger brothers Marlon and Michael Jackson joining soon after….who became among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….as they were preceded by the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations.  The Jackson 5 have sold more…

Music – 1979 – Loni Anderson + Songs Of The Funnies – Popeye The Sailor Man + Barney Google + Annie

American comics developed out of such magazines as Puck, Judge, and Life….with the success of illustrated humor supplements in the New York World and later the New York American, particularly Outcault’s The Yellow Kid, led to the development of newspaper comic strips….as early Sunday strips were full-page and often in color.   A comic strip or The Funnies are a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio Live – Hard Traveling + I Wanna Go Home + Takes A Worried Man + MTA

This 1978 performance of The Kingston Trio features a wonderful medley of their most popular songs ….including “I’ve Been Doing Some Hard Travelin’”, “I Wanna Go Home”, “The Worried Man Blues” and “M.T.A.” ….which all bring back wonderful memories of music in the late 1950’s and 1960’s to anyone who grew up with the music of The Kingston Trio .…

Music – 1979 – The Blues Brothers – I Got Everything I Need, Almost + Trying to Get Next To You

The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band, in character, respectively, as lead vocalist ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. The band was composed of previously well-known musicians….and debuted as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday…