Comedy – 1979 – Special – Martin Mull Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY: One of my favorite comedians of all time is Martin Mull….who in our opinion at ImaSportsphile….is the best “sit-down comedian” of all time….and this live Mull concert provides ample evidence of our opinion….in addition to a whole bunch of laughs….as his songs like I Wanna Be God…. I’ve Played Some S***holes Before, But This Takes The…

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Music – 1978 – Garrett Morris & Howard Shaw And The NBC Saturday Night Orchestra – I Love You

DOG ASIDE: This 1978 opening song for NBC’s Saturday Night Live is introduced by Dan Akroyd and features the NBC Saturday Night Orchestra with Garrett Morris singing I Love You…. while being accompanied by Gilda Radner, Jane Curtain and Lorraine Newman.   Saturday Night Live featuring the Not Ready For Prime Time Players of Akroyd, Morris, Radner, Curtain and Newman….along with…

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Music – 1978 – Leo Sayers – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

DOG COMMENTARY: Leo Sayer is a British born singer-songwriter musician and entertainer whose singing career has spanned four decades….who is now an Australian citizen and resident.  Sayer launched his career in the United Kingdom in the early 1970’s….and became a top singles and album act on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1970’s.  His first seven hit singles in the United Kingdom all reached the Top 10….which…

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NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – Special – Womens NCAA Selection Sunday – Road To The Final Four

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1985 CBS Sports special hosted by legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger features the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Sunday…..where 32 teams were chosen to be a part of The Big Dance….which would culminate with the Final Four on March 29 -31, 1985. at the Erwin Center….known around Austin,Texas as The Drum. The Final Four consisted of Old…

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Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Rodriquez + Willie Nelson – Jambalaya

DOG ASIDE: The music of “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)“ is a song written and recorded by American country music legendary singer / songwriter  Hank Williams….which was first released in July 1952…..and named for a Creole / Cajun dish by the same name, jambalaya….as a song that has spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres.   Hank Williams, Sr. recorded…

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Comedy – 1984 – Special – Robin Williams – Understanding The World According To Garp

DOG COMMENTARY: The World According to Garp is John Irving’s fourth novel….which is about a man who was born out of wedlock to a feminist leader…..who grows up to be a writer. The book was published in 1978….and became a bestseller for several years….as it was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1979….as its first…

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Music – 1978 – The Rolling Stones – You My Little Rock N Roll + She’s So Cold + Hang By + Et Al

DOG ASIDE:  The Rolling Stones….man, when I think of Bone Daddy life of 71 years….and having been an active part of the Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll  generation…..as he is more than just a graduate of the School of The Stones….he has seen them live on three different occasions….so I thought it might be nice to…

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Boxing – 1978 – Special – 1960 Rome Olympics Boxing – When Muhammad Ali Was Cassius Clay

DOG ASIDE:  This one and a half minutes of highlights from the 1960 Rome Olympics boxing competition ….which covers USA light heavyweight boxer, Cassius Clay….is an tremendous piece of footage covering The Greatest Muhammad Ali….when he was 18 years old and still known by his given name of Cassius Clay from Louisville, Kentucky….as this video also provides…

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Comedy – 1983 – Special – Steve Martin In The Winds Of Whoopie

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin’s The Winds of Whoopie was a 1983 one-hour comedy TV special on NBC…which was written and produced by Martin….as the title was a take-off of The Winds of War….which had premiered as a TV miniseries on the same night on ABC….whereas in a 30-second promo spot for Martin’s special …. Orson Welles says: “Why spend 18 hours watching someone…

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