Tennis -1985 Stella Artois Championship Men’s Finals Featuring John McEnroe VS Ivan Lendl

DOG ASIDE: John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. (born February 16, 1959) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player….often rated among the greatest of all time in the sport…..especially when considering his touch on the volley.  He won seven Grand Slam singles titles….three at Wimbledon and four at the US Open….nine Grand Slam men’s doubles…

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Boxing – 12 Rnd WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS Ossie Ocasio With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer….who grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania….which gave birth to his boxing nickname, the “Easton Assassin”.  Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in boxing history, was the WBC Heavyweight Champion from 1978 to 1983….the Ring Magazine Champion from 1980 to 1985….and the IBF Champion from…

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Boxing Highlights – 10 Rnd Middlewt Bout – Michael Nunn vs Charles Campbell

DOG ASIDE: Michael John Nunn is an American former professional boxer. He held the IBF and lineal middleweight titles, as well as the WBA and lineal super middleweight titles.  Nunn turned professional in 1984. After winning his first thirty fights….he fought IBF middleweight title-holder Frank Tate….who was 23-0. The fight took place on July 28,…

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USBA Cruiserwt Boxing Championship – Henry Tillman VS Smokin Bert Cooper With Tim Brandt & Gil Clancy

DOG ASIDE: Henry Durand Tillman is an American former boxer.  As an amateur boxer…..Tillman twice defeated Mike Tyson….winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win heavyweight gold at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Witt.  Tillman turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight and had a disappointing…

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Joe Ely – I Had My Hopes Up High & She Never Spoke Spanish To Me & I’ll Be Your Fool & Watching Boxcars Roll & Standing In a Big Hotel

DOG ASIDE: Joe Ely’s own first, self-titled album, was released in 1977.  The following year his band played London….where he met punk rock group the Clash.  Impressed with each other’s performances….the two bands later toured together….including appearances in Ely’s hometown of Lubbock.  Ely sang backing vocals on the Clash single “Should I Stay or Should I…

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John Prine – Hello In There, Hello & Bottomless Lake & Your Chain of Sorrow

DOG ASIDE: John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter….who has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970’s.  Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois….he learned to play the guitar at the age of 14.  Subsequently serving in West Germany with the U.S. armed forces….by the late…

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The Band with Van Morrison – Turn Up Your Radio & Bob Dylan – Forever Young & I Will Be Released

DOG ASIDE: Sir George Ivan Morrison (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music….and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Known as “Van the Man” to…

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Linda Ronstadt – Can’t Let Go & I Give You Anything & It’s So Easy To Fall In Love

DOG ASIDE: Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards….three American Music Awards….two Academy of Country Music awards….an Emmy Award….an ALMA Award….and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a…

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