Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams + LeeRoy Reams – Bight Lights And Big Town Music – Orange Bowl Halftime

During the decade of the 1980’s, the Orange Bowl Classic was known for its halftime show…..which was typically a production of the highest order…..and if the 1988 Orange Bowl featuring the # 1 Oklahoma Sooners verses the # 2 Miami Hurricanes didn’t create enough excitement…..which it did with a truly great match-up in a truly…

MLB – 1986 – World Series Game 4 Mets Vs Red Sox PreGame Show – With Bob Costas + Vin Scully

This NBC Sports pregame show featuring the New York Mets verses the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the 1986 MLB World Series encompasses the best two minutes of photos covering Major League Baseball’s history of the World Series from 1903 to 1985 is the best “photo op” ever put together regarding the American tradition of The Fall…

Music – 1986 – Walt Disney Presents The Living Seas – Performed At The Half Of The Orange Bowl Game

The halftime of the 1986 50th Cotton Bowl Classic between Texas A & M verses Auburn University was a wonderful Walt Disney production called The Living Seas…..which is a production that was an extension of their Disneyland exhibit The Living Seas….whichopened to the public on January 15, 1986…..and  housed the largest saltwater tank in the world at…

Music – 1982 – Willie Nelson – Georgia On My Mind + All of Me + Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Willie Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist….whose critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973)….when combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978)….made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country….which was a sub-genre of…

Music – 1986 – Gatlin Brothers – Somebody Wants Her Back + Born With Texas In My Soul

In 1979, when Larry Gatlin signed with Columbia Records….and decided to officially have his brothers billed on his singles and on his albums….as in that year, their name was officially “Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers”.  In October, they released the album Straight Ahead…..which spawned the classic single “All the Gold in California”….which became their biggest hit together….while…

Music – 1979 – 14 Karat Soul Acapella Group – I Wish That We Were Married + That Is My Baby

14 Karat Soul is an a cappella group from East Orange, N.J…..who were active in the 1980’s. They were originally a strictly doo-wop group….but later branched out into other genres.  The group were featured in the 1980 Mabou Mines short film Sister Suzie Cinema….which was a 20-minute doo-wop opera by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer. The discography of 14 Karat Soul includes several albums and compilations on Pony Canyon for the Japanese market….where the group…

Music – 1968 – The Temptations – You Got What I Need + Firefly + Butterfly + Sweet Talking Mama

The Temptations would settle into a group that consisted of Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin…..and the success that would follow the group would result in what would, in later years, would be frequently referred to as the “Classic Five”….as seen in the lineup in this video herewith. In January 1964, Smokey…

Music – 1988 – Lee Roy Reams + Leslie Uggams – Bright Lights And Big Town Music – Orange Bowl Show

The halftime show at the 1988 Orange Bowl Classic between the # 1 Oklahoma Sooners verses the # 2 Miami Huricanes featured Broadway stars Leslie Uggams and Lee Roy Reams in a road production of the Broadway Musical Bright Lights and Big Town Music….as they did song and dance performances of such great songs about big…

Music – 1978 – Todd Rundgren + Utopia – Caravan + Can’t Stop the Loving Action + Road To Utopia

    Utopia is an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren. During its first three years, the group was a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren’s Utopia. Most of the members in this early incarnation also played on Rundgren’s solo albums of the period up to 1975. By 1976, the group was known…