Boxing – 1980 – USA Vs Cuba Amateur Boxing – Bantamwt Bout – USA Jackie Beard Vs Cuba Hector Lazaro

From 1904 to 2016, the United States and Cuba won the most gold medals….with 50 for the U.S. (114 overall) and 21 (73 overall) for Cuba….as it is important to note that American boxers usually compete at one Olympic tournament and then turn professional….whereas Cuban boxers are not permitted to turn pro by their government….so, they have an opportunity…

Comedy – 1985 – Rick Overton Stand Up Routine – Featured On Young Comedians Smothers Brothers Show

Rick Overton (born August 10, 1954) is an American screenwriter, actor and comedian….whose writing credits include Dennis Miller Live….while his acting credits include Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne…..and his comedic credits certainly include his stand-up routine on the 1985 Smothers Brothers HBO Young Comedians Show….as seen in this video herewith.   Overton made his first onscreen appearance in the 1982 film Young Doctors in Love….followed…

Music – 1953 – Disney Professor Owls Fun With Music – Scales + Arpeggios & Why Should We Worry

Disney Sing-Along Songs was a series of videos on VHS, betamaxs, laserdiscs and DVDs with musical moments from various Disney films, TV shows and attractions….as lyrics for the songs are displayed on-screen….typically with the Mickey Mouse icon as a “bouncing ball”.  Early releases open with a theme song introduction containing footage featuring Professor Owl and his class…..as seen originally in 1953 in two Disney shorts….Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom….which was voiced then by Bill…

Boxing – 1980 – Highlights – USBA Welterweight Title Fight – Angel Espada Vs Thomas Hearns – By Howard Cosell

Ángel Espada (born February 2, 1948) is a former boxer from Puerto Rico….who was the WBA world Welterweight champion in 1975-76…..as he became world champion in a situation that could be described by some as bizarre….when the undisputed world Welterweight champion of the era, José Nápoles, was to fight Carlos Monzón for the world’s Middleweight title….as the WBC kept recognizing Nápoles as their world Welterweight champion….but the…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Jim Lampley Calls Exciting Last 8 Laps + Surprise Finish

With eight laps to go in the 1986 running of the Indianapolis 500 Race….as called by ABC’s Jim Lampley and Sam Posey….was truly exciting and anybody’s race between Kevin Cogan….who was leading at the start of this video…..along with Bobby Rahal….who was gaining ground rapidly….and Rick Mears….who had the fastest car in the race and…

Music – 1985 – The Lester Wilson Dancers – Dancing In The Streets – At MoTown 25th Anniversary Show

First and foremost, we at ImaSortsphile want to apologize for the video quality at the start of this video….albeit does straighten out midway through the program….as with this video along with all 3000 others currently posted on our site….were all taped on Sony BetaMax cassettes some 35+ years ago….when we weren’t even a gleam in…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Final PreRace Wrapup Before Start

Sam Posey (born May 26, 1944) is a retired American racing driver and sports broadcast journalist….who became an auto racing commentator for ABC Sports….after debuting on ABC for the Indianapolis 500 in 1974….where he served as analyst.  He also served as a pit reporter….who ultimately returned to the booth starting in 1982….where he stayed for all ABC telecasts of the…

Music – 1985 – Smokey Robinson + The Miracles – Shop Around & Tears Of A Clown

 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy’s Motown Records….and one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, and R&B music history….as the group was formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore, and Ronnie White….who started off as the Five Chimes….who then changed their name to…

Music – 1982 – Jackson Browne – The Pretender

Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States….after coming to prominence in the 1970’s…..Browne wrote and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender….as seen performed in this video herewith, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”,…