Music – 1982 – Special – Boston Rocks – In Studio With Aerosmith

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as “the Bad Boys from Boston” and “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”….whose style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock….which came to also incorporate elements of pop rock, heavy metal and rhythm and blues….while inspiring many subsequent rock artists.   They were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970 when guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band,…

MLB – 1983 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Tug McGraw Discusses How To Conduct MLB Interviews

One of those “life’s unexpected surprises” happened for us here at ImaSportsphile when we ran across the series of “Unofficial Baseball Handbook” clips that this video came from….for it is truly a different angle to the game of Major League Baseball…..as host Sean Mooney takes the viewer through a whimsical look at the comedians in the game….and how…

Music – 1982 – Folk Music Special – Lindsey Buckingham + The Kingston Trio + Peter Paul + Mary

Lindsey Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and producer….best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the music group Fleetwood Mac from 1975–1987 and 1997–2018.  In addition to his tenure with Fleetwood Mac….Buckingham has released six solo albums….and three live albums.  In his early days, he was heavily influenced by The Kingston Trio, especially…

Music – 1978 – The Blues Brothers – Soul Man – Live At The Black Rhino Club

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…..when 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…

MLB – 1976 – This Week In Baseball Special – The Bitter Sweet Story Of Mark The Bird Fidrych

Mark Fidrych (August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009), nicknamed “The Bird”….was a Major League Baseball pitcher….who pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers from 1976 – 1980.   In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA….won the AL Rookie of the Year award….while finishing the season with a 19–9 record…..when shortly after….injuries piled up….and his major league career ended…

Music – 1981 – Jazz Trio – Tal Farlow Guitar + Keith Jarrett Piano + Red Mitchell

In this rare piece of video…..ImaSportsphile features three incredible jazz musicians…..Guitarist Tal Farlow…..Pianist Keith Jarrett…..and Bassist Red Mitchell…..as we are “absolutely tickled pink” to have this piece in our vintage music library.   Tal Farlow (June 7, 1921 – July 25, 1998) was an American jazz guitarist….who was nicknamed “Octopus” because of how his large and quick his hands spread over…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Saturday Introduction Of Legends Game Players With Red Auerbach + Bill Russell

For any basketball fan of NBA players from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s….this video provides a walk down memory lane like no other…..as the introduction of the players participating in the 1987 All Star Saturday Night Legends Game could not be any more nostalgic than having Celtics legends Red Auerbach and Bill Russell  introduce such…

Music – 1981 – Eddie Money – Two Tickets To Paradise

“Two Tickets to Paradise” is a song by American rock singer Eddie Money from his 1977 self-titled debut album, Eddie Money.  It was released as a single in June 1978….and reached # 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has since become a staple of classic rock radio, and is one of Eddie Money’s signature songs.     Eddie Money is an American…

Music – 1980 – Rush – There Is Trouble In The Forrest

Rush was a Canadian rock band made up of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars), and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics)….which was formed in 1968….as the band went through several configurations until arriving at its longest and most popular line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974…which was two weeks before the group’s first tour of the United States. Rush…