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…

Movie – 1933 – Classic Special – Duck Soup – Starring The Marx Brothers

DOG COMMENTARY:  Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby…. with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin and directed by Leo McCarey…..which was 1st released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on November 17, 1933….as this film was then billed as the “Four Marx Brothers”….with Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo….and also featured Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres and Edgar Kennedy….for it was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo….and the…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round IBF Junior Middleweight Title – Champ Carlos Santos Vs Louis Acaries

DOG COMMENTARY: Carlos Santos debuted as a professional boxer on November 11, 1976 by outpointing José Collantes over four rounds in San Juan, Puerto Rico….and had his 1st knockout victory in his 3rd fight when he beat Juan Polanco in the 3rd round on May 21, 1977…..then in November he had his 1st fight abroad….when he beat…

Music – 1978 – Manhattan Transfer Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY: The Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music….as there has been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser being the only person to be part of both. The first group consisted of Hauser, Erin Dickins,…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Don Williams – Amanda Light Of My Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Don Williams was an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame….who began his solo career in 1971 while singing popular ballads and amassing 17 # 1 country hits….with his straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice….soft tones….and imposing build earned him the nickname “Gentle Giant” of country music.  It was with the group the…

Baseball – 1983 – Jonathan Winters Comedy Special – Salute To Baseball

DOG COMMENTARY: Jonathon Winters is truly one of the funniest men to ever walk this Earth….as he could make comedy out of anything…..and all someone ever had to do to generate a good ole belly laugh is to hand Winters some innate object….as a spontaneous as the moment he receives the object….he can provide a…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Floyd Tillman – Slipping Around – 1st Cheating Song

DOG COMMENTARY:  Floyd Tillman is Texas original and a beloved music icon in an around Central Texas….especially by Austin music lovers….as Tillman was an American country musician…..who in the 1930’s and 1940’s helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970….and the Country  Music Hall of Fame in 1984.   Floyd Tillman grew up in the…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBF Jr Middleweight Title – Champ Buster Drayton Vs Matthew Hilton

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 IBF Junior Middleweight Title Fight between champion Buster Drayton verses Matthew Hilton took place on ABC Wide World of Sports on June 27, 1987 in Montreal, Canada…. with Jim Lampley and Alex Wallau making the call for ABC. This fights went the distance with Hilton, a Canadian, winning on a unanimous decision….which gave…

Comedy – 1987 – Special – Showtime At The Apollo – Duke Ellington & Nipsy Russell + Man Tan Moreland

DOG COMMENTARY: The Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (formerly 7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (formerly 8th Avenue) in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City is a music hall which is a noted venue for African-American performers. It’s the home of Showtime at the Apollo….which is a nationally syndicated television variety show which showcased new talent, from 1987 to 2008….while encompassing 1,093 episodes….as…