Boxing – 1989 – HBO Larry Merchant Showcases Carl Williams On The Road To Fighting Mike Tyson

Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth”, was an American boxer from Belle Glade, Florida who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….and who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Williams’ first title shot was against Larry Holmes…..which was a fight he lost in a controversial decision. His next fight was a…

Music – 1987 – Starship Singer Mickey Thomas – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Gme 4 World Series

Mickey Thomas (born December 3, 1949) is an American rock singer….who is best known as one of the lead vocalists for Jefferson Starship and Starship…..which were both famous rock bands in the 1970’s and 1980’s. While singing lead for The Jets in 1974….Thomas joined the Elvin Bishop Group as a back-up vocalist ….who eventually made it to lead vocals. He sang…

Music – 1981 – Unknown Singer – March On Bahamaland – Bahamas National Anthem – Sung At Ali Farewell

“March On, Bahamaland“ is the national anthem of the Bahamas.  It was composed by Timothy Gibson as part of a national competition and was adopted in July 1973.  This video is from the Drama in the Bahamas ….which was Muhammad Ali’s last fight….as the unknown Bahamanian performer sings his national anthem…..as The Greatest  enters the ring for the last time.  The…

Music – 1985 – Melba Moore – The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 2 Royals Vs Cards

Melba Moore (born October 29, 1945) is an American singer, actress, voice actress and entertainer. Moore is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis. In 1975 Moore signed with Buddah Records….and released the critically successful R&B album, Peach Melba, which included the minor hit, “I Am His Lady”. The following year she scored her first significant hit with the Van McCoy-penned “This Is…

Boxing – 1989 – WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson – Fight Only

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began, and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  The fight would only last 93 seconds….while becoming Tyson’s second quickest title fight after his 91-second victory over Michael…

Music – 1987 – The Four Tops – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At The 1987 MLB All Star Game

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan…. who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960’s. The group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz and show tunes….OH…..and as evidenced by this video herewith….patriotic music….when the performed the Star Spangled Banner beautifully….with harmonic tones only The Four Tops could construct….at the 1987 Major League Baseball All Star Game. Founded as the Four Aims, lead…

Music – 1988 – Andy Williams – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Heavywt Title Fight Of Tubbs Vs Tyson

Andy Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer….who recorded 43 albums in his career….of which 15 have been gold-certified….and three platinum-certified.  He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards…and hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971….along with numerous TV specials…..while The Andy Williams Show won three Emmy awards.  The Moon River…

Music – 1988 – Trumpeter Herb Alpert – Start Spangled Banner – At Super Bowl XXII Skins Vs Broncos

This rendition of The Star Spangled Banner is beautifully played by world famous trumpeter Herb Albert at the start of Super Bowl XXII between the Washington Redskins verses the Denver Broncos….which was play on January 31, 1988 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, CA.  Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group…

Boxing – 1987 – Highlights – Middlewt Bout – Michael Nunn Vs Charles Campbell – With Ryan + Clancy

Michael Nunn (born April 14, 1963) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2002….and was a two-weight world champion….after having held the IBF middleweight title from 1988 to 1991….and the WBA super middleweight title from 1992 to 1994. During both those reigns, he also held the lineal championship. Nunn turned professional in 1984….and after winning his first 30 fights….he fought…