MLB – 1972 To 1974 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – The 3 Year Dynasty Of The Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics, often referred to as the A’s, are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The team plays its home games at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. They have won nine World Series championships….which is tied for the third-most of all current MLB teams. The 2018 season was the club’s…

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

Bill Lee (born December 28, 1946), nicknamed Spaceman, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher…..who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 – 1978….and the Montreal Expos from 1979 – 1982…..when 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-handed pitcher with 321….and the third-highest win total of 94…

Music – 1979 – Art Garfunkel – I Love You And Thats All I Know + Scarborough Fair

Art Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, math teacher and actor….who is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two…

Music – 1979 – The Grateful Dead – The Rain Falling Down

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California…..which ranged mostly from quintet to septet….and is known for its eclectic style….which fused elements of rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, reggae, jazz, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams….and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”.  Writer Lenny Kaye said of The Dead that “Their music touches on ground that most other groups…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr Duet – Kaw-Liga

“Kaw-Liga” is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose.  The song tells the story of a wooden Indian, Kaw-Liga, who falls in love with an “Indian maid over in the antique store” but does not tell her so, being, as the lyrics say: Too stubborn to ever show a sign, Because his heart was made of knotty pine. The…

Music – 1980 – Simon & Garfunkle – Sound Of Silence + Bridge Over Troubled Water

Obviously, this is not Art Garfunkel singing with Paul Simon in this 1980 music video from Saturday Night Live ….but rather Charles Grodin imitating Art Garfunkel….as they sing the classic duet’s songs…..Sound of Silence and Bridge Over Troubled Water…..but it is such good comedy, that we just had to post this video seen herewith in the music section….just to add…

Music – 1978 – Randy Newman – Its Money That I Love + Dont Take Off My Pants

Randy Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice….which is mordant and often satirical pop songs, and for film scores. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Cats Don’t Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey, and Seabiscuit. He has scored eight Disney–Pixar animated films: Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy…

Music – 1978 – Sergio Mendez + Brazil 66 – Fool On A Hill + The Look Of Love + Going Out Of My Head

Sérgio Mendes (born February 11, 1941) is a Brazilian musician…..who has over 55 releases in albums and singles…..while playing bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk.  He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio. Mendes is a unique example of a Brazilian musician primarily known in the United States,…

Music – 1979 – The Patti Smith Group – G L O R I A GLORIA

Patti Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist….who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Called the “punk poet laureate”….Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Her most widely known song is “Because the Night” ….which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen…..while reaching # 13…