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. …

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…

Distance Running – 1978 – Special – The Boston Marathon Highlights – Host Bill Rodgers

DOG COMMENTARY: First of all, this video starts off with 5 minutes of Dan Akroyd and John Belushi as The Blues Brothers….being introduced at the Rhino Club by Garrett Morris….plus the credits of SNL with the whole Not Ready For Prime Time Players singing Happy Trails To You….as just a wonderful piece of untitled video to…

Music – 1980 – The Blues Brothers Live – Something Special Just For You

DOG COMMENTARY: The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band which was founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live….as Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band….respectively in character as lead vocalist “Joliet” Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues.  The band was composed of well-known and respected musicians….and debuted as the musical…

Music – 1981 – Journey Live Tour With Albert King + Pinetop Perkins + Luther Allison + Jerry Portnoy

DOG COMMENTARY:  Sometimes this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just likes to take a slow walk down memory lane….and watching this video of Journey Live in Concert during their 1981 tour….has brought back so many memories of Bone Daddy at his bar on 6th Street in Austin in 1981….and how often he spoke of going a block down…

Music – 1978 – The Rolling Stones – You My Little Rock N Roll + She’s So Cold + Hang By + Et Al

DOG ASIDE:  The Rolling Stones….man, when I think of Bone Daddy life of 71 years….and having been an active part of the Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll  generation…..as he is more than just a graduate of the School of The Stones….he has seen them live on three different occasions….so I thought it might be nice to…

Music – 1976 – Special – The Last Waltz – The Band + Bob Dylan + Eric Clapton + Muddy Waters + Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY:  This music documentary made movie featuring The Band and many other famous musical groups and performers was directed by legendary director Martin Scorcese….so, we thought we’d tell some things about Scorcese…..as the music speaks for itself. Martin Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian….whose career spans more than 50 years…..with a body…

Music – 1979 – The Rolling Stones – Someone To Lean On + You Make A Grown Man Cry + Honky Tonk Woman

DOG ASIDE: There are really only two musical groups that rank as the best rock and roll musicians of all time…..The Beatles and The Rolling Stones….as all other great rock groups are merely pretenders to the crown of best of all time….and t The Beatles with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr became widely regarded as the…

Music – 1979 – ACL – Lightning Hopkins – Going to Louisiana + That Woman Can’t Carry No Heavy Load

DOG COMMENTARY: Lightnin’ Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas….and as a child was immersed in the sounds of the blues…..as he developed a deep appreciation for this music at the age of 8….when he met Blind Lemon Jefferson at a church picnic in Buffalo, Texas. That day, Hopkins felt the blues was “in him”….so he went on to learn from his…