Music – 1985 – The Gatlin Brothers – Star Spangled Banner – At The WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight

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

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Music – 1985 – Marine Corp Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At D Day Dynamite Boxing Event

A military band is a group of personnel that performs musical duties for military functions….which is usually for the armed forces.  A typical military band consists mostly of wind and percussion instruments. The conductor of a band commonly bears the title of Bandmaster or Director of Music. Ottoman military bands are thought to be the oldest variety of military marching bands in the world….which dates back to the…

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Comedy – 1986 – Steve Martin Skits – Ballet Parking & The Skier & Camping In The Woods

This video is one of many that we are grateful to have of legendary comedian Steve Martin….as he performs his comedic magic in three separate skit entitled “Ballet Parking”….“The Skier” ….and “Camping in the Woods”….as all three bring “big chuckles” to any and all who watch it.    Steve Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer,…

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Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Frank Gifford Highlights Cruiserwt Title Fight – Evander Holyfield Vs Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Muhammad Qawi vs. Evander Holyfield was billed as “Pandemonium“….and was contested on  July 12, 1986 for the WBA cruiserweight championship. After his defeat by Michael Spinks in March 1983 in a bout for the Undisputed Light Heavyweight Championship….Dwight Muhammad Qawi had been set for a rematch with Spinks in September 1984, however, after Qawi was injured three weeks before the fight and had to…

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Boxing – 1986 – Mike Tyson + Jim Lampley + Al Wallau Review Heavywt Title Fight Tyson Vs Berbick

This ABC in-studio session with sportscaster Jim Lampley, boxing analyst Alex Wallau and world heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson conducting a “roundtable” discussion of his recent WBC title fight with Trevor Berbick….which provides a wonderful perspective of what was  going on inside Tyson’s mind….he was focused and prepared to be the youngest heavyweight champion ever….and Cus D’Amato was…

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Comedy – 1983 – On Location With Robt Klein – How Comedians Musical Talent To Enhance Their Comedy

Prop comedy is a comedy genre in which performers use humorous objects and / or conventional objects in humorous ways. The stages and films term “prop“ is an abbreviation of “property”….which refers to any object an actor handles in the course of a performance. Though some form of prop comedy has likely existed as long as there have been comedians….the…

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Music – 1986 – Glenn Close – Star Spangled Banner At World Series Game 1 With Red Sox Vs Mets

Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress, singer and producer….who is the recipient of numerous accolades including three Tony Awards….three Golden Globe Awards….three Primetime Emmy Awards….and two Screen Actors Guild Awards….and as a seven-time Academy Award nominee…. she has more nominations without a win than any other living actor….while holding the record for being the actress with the most nominations without winning. …

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Music – 1985 – Lou Rawls – The Star Spangled Banner – At World Series Game 3 – Royals Vs Cardinals

 This rendition of The Star Spangled Banner is performed by singing legend Lou Rawls at start of Game 3 of the 1985 MLB World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals verses the Kansas City Royals. Lou Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, voice actor, and record producer…..who released more than 60…

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Boxing – 1986 – Barry Tompkins + Larry Merchant Wrap Up Of Witherspoon Vs Tubbs Heavywt Title Fight

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 2006….while holding the WBA heavyweight title from 1985 to 1986….after on April 29, 1985, Tubbs challenged Greg Page for the WBA Heavyweight Championship…..which Tubbs won by a fifteen-round unanimous decision. On January 17, 1986, Tubbs made his first title defense against former WBC Heavyweight Champion Tim Witherspoon….a fight…

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