Music – 1976 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down

DOG ASIDE: The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group….including Rick Danko on bass guitar and vocals… Garth Hudson on keyboards, organ and saxophone….Richard Manuel on keyboards and vocals….Robbie Robertson on lead guitar and vocals….and Levon Helm on drums and vocals…..as seen in this video herewith where he sings lead on The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down….which is one of The Band‘s most famous hits. …

MLB – 1986 – Old Timers Game PostGame Interviews Of P Tug McGraw + SS Cookie Rojas + Rocky Colavito

DOG ASIDE: Frank Edwin “Tug” McGraw, Jr. (August 30, 1944 – January 5, 2004) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher and the father of American singer and actor Tim McGraw. He is remembered for coining the phrase “Ya Gotta Believe” ….which became a popular rallying cry for the New York Mets….and for recording the final out via a strikeout of the Kansas City Royals’ Willie Wilson in…

Music – 1978 – Frankie Laine At The Coconut Grove – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling + Cool Water

DOG ASIDE: Frankie Laine….born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913 to February 6, 2007….was an Italian American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career nearly spanned 75 years….from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company….to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005….who was often billed as “America’s Number One Song Stylist”….with his other nicknames being…

MLB – 1986 – CBS Sports Special Feature – Tribute To Bill Veeck – With Brent Musburger

DOG ASIDE: William Louis Veeck Jr. (February 9, 1914 – January 2, 1986) known as “Sport Shirt“ was an American Major League Baseball franchise owner and promoter….who was at various times the owner of the Cleveland Indians….St. Louis Browns….and Chicago White Sox.  As owner and team president of the Indians in 1947….Veeck signed Larry Doby….thus beginning the integration of the American League….and the following year…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABC Sports 112th Kentucky Oaks Race – Featuring Winner Tiffany Lass

DOG ASIDE: The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies run annually in Louisville, Kentucky….in a race which currently covers 1 1⁄8 miles (1,800 m) at Churchill Downs….as the horses carry 121 pounds (55 kg). The Kentucky Oaks is held on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby each year. The winner gets $600,000 of the $1M purse….along with a large garland of lilies affectionately called the “Lillies for…

Music – 1978 – Austins Own Delbert McClinton – Talking About You Babe

DOG ASIDE: Delbert McClinton (born November 4, 1940) is an American blues rock and electric blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist.  From his first professional stage appearance in 1957 to his most recent national tour in 2018….he has recorded albums for several major record labels and singles that have reached the Billboard Hot 100…. Mainstream Rock Tracks….and Hot Country Songs charts.  His highest-charting single was “Tell…

Golf – 1978 – Curt Gowdy Hilites Year In Golf – Featuring Tom Watson + Jack Nicklaus + Nancy Lopez

DOG ASIDE: Legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy provides highlights of professional golf in 1978…..with highlights of leading money winner Tom Watson on the men’s tour with $329,429…..and Nancy Lopez on the LPGA with $189,814.  Gowdy goes on to cover the majors winners on the men’s side….with Andy North winning the US Open….Gary Player winning the Masters…..Jack…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – Jim McKay Provides A Historic Tour Of Maryland + Pimlico Racetrack

DOG ASIDE: Pimlico Race Track is a thoroughbred horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland….which is most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes….the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown….whose name is derived from the 1660’s when English settlers named the area where the facility currently stands in honor of Olde Ben Pimlico’s Tavern in London….as the racetrack is nicknamed “Old Hilltop” after a small rise in the infield that became…

Horse Racing – 1978 – Howard Cosell + Bill Hartack + Steve Cauthen Review Preakness Win By Affirmed

DOG ASIDE: Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960) is an American jockey who is now retired….who in 1977 became the first jockey to win over $6 million in a year… and in 1978 he became the youngest jockey to win the U. S. Triple Crown….as Cauthen is the only jockey ever named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.  After riding for a…