Boxing – 1985 – Don King D-Day Tribute – Marine Corp Band Presents The Colors + Plays The Star Spangled Banner

Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups.  King’s career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”….as King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard…

Comedy – 1978 – Andy Kaufman – The Bongos Just Make Me Yodel

        The comedic genius of Andy Kaufman was never more evident than in this video seen herewith…..as the title alone makes me laugh….but when you consider that Kaufman considered himself an entertainer rather than a comedian….and albeit true to a certain extent….the fact remains that he was down right funny when he…

Comedy – 1979 – Crazy Square Dance Caller Dan Aykroyd Calls An Unsuspecting Square Dance

DOG ASIDE: A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers in total) arranged in a square….with one couple on each side facing the middle of the square. Square dances were first documented in 16th-century England…and were also quite common in France and throughout Europe. They came to North America with the European settlers….and have…

Music – 1986 – Opera Star John Davies – Back Home In Indiana – At Start Of The Indy 500 Race

DOG ASIDE: This video brings to life an old and hallowed tradition of the singing of Back Home In Indiana just prior to the start of the 1986 Indianapolis 500 Race….and is being sung by Opera singer John Davies….who has performed with opera companies throughout the United States….to include singing at  the Metropolitan Opera….the San Francisco Opera….and the…

Music – 1971 – Michael Jackson At 13 Years Old Sings It Was A Very Good Year

DOG ASIDE: In 1964, Michael Jackson and brother Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers….which was a band formed by their father which included brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine.  In 1965, Michael began sharing lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine, and the group’s name was changed to the Jackson 5. The following year,…

Music – 1989 – Animation – Ludwig Von Drake Presents The Snore Along Song With The Blue Danube Waltz

DOG ASIDE: Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney‘s cartoonand comic book characters. He was first introduced on September 24, 1961, as the presenter (and singer of “The Spectrum Song“) in the cartoon An Adventure in Color, part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.[3] Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck, he is described as a…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Rowing + Canoeing Highlights Put To Classical Music

DOG ASIDE: Rowing at the Summer Olympics has been part of the competition since its debut in the 1900 Summer Olympics….as rowing was on the program at the 1896 Summer Olympics….but was cancelled due to bad weather. Only men were allowed to compete until the women’s events were introduced at the 1976 Montreal Olympics….which gave national federations the incentive to support…

Music – 1978 – The NBC Classical Chorus – The Was A Ship That Sailed To Sea All In The Month Of May

DOG ASIDE: This video features Saturday Night Live guest host Eric Idle….of Monty Python fame….singing a classical chorus with Not Ready For Prime Time Players members Jane Curtain, Bill Murray and Laraine Newman in a 1978 episode….which shows the diverse talents of some really outstanding comedians.  The truth of the matter is that the Not Ready For Prime Time Players cast…