The Elegance And Eloquence Of Jim McKay Closing ABCs Broadcast Of The 1984 Olympics

DOG ASIDE: You will get to see a great number of sports memorabilia and collectibles from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….cuz Bone Daddy and his two traveling companions…Sky Pilot and Prince of Pleasure…had an Olympic experience for the ages….not to mention setting history at the Olympic Games….but that is a story far too long for…

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Manhattan Transfer Sings Last Time I Saw Janine & Gloria Is Not In Love With Me

DOG ASIDE: What a wonderful upbeat jazz piece combining the beautiful harmony in “The Last Time I Saw Janine”….and the way they shift to Jersey Doo-Wop in “Tell Me How Long”.  These folks had an incredible range of various types of music….evidenced by the love song “Gloria’s Not In Love With Me”….another Doo-Wop but a…

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Comedian Martin Mull Sings Pig In A Blanket & Last Night I Took You Home

DOG ASIDE: When it comes to Martin Mull….his delivery of comedy is as uniquely his…..as any comedian who has ever graced a stage….however, it is difficult for me to not laugh when I use Martin Mull and graced a stage in the same sentence…..cuz grace is not his style….even though he looks the part.  Anyway,…

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Elton John and J J Cool At 1985 Live Aid Sing Can I Get A Witness & I Love You

DOG ASIDE: Live Aid was a dual-venue concert held on 13 July 1985….and an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative….with the original event being organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. Billed as the “global jukebox”….the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England….attended by 72,000 people….and John F. Kennedy Stadium…

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Gail Davies Live At ACL Sings Blue Heartache & Taking My Bucket Down To The South Road

DOG ASIDE: Gail Davies is an American singer/songwriter and the first female record producer in the history of country music. She is the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson and the sister of songwriter Ron Davies…..as she established herself as a successful singer and songwriter during the 1970’s and 1980’s….scoring numerous Top 10 and Top 20 Billboard  hits.…

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Jim McKay Compares Womens Gymnastics In 1968 To 1978 In Vault & Floor Exercise & Uneven Bars & Beam

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In the decade from 1968 to 1978…..women’s gymnastics grew leaps and bounds in popularity in the US…..and along with this decade of growth….each of the four disciplines in women’s gymnastics….the vault, the floor exercise, the uneven bars and the balance beam….all got increasingly more difficult….as this video portrayed so well by Jim McKay.

Annimated Disney Songs The Blue Danube Waltz Snore Along & Old McDonald Had A Band

DOG ASIDE: Disney Sing-Along Songs in the earlier days were a series of videos with musical moments from various Disney films, TV shows and attractions….with lyrics for the songs being displayed on-screen with the Mickey Mouse icon as a bouncing ball over the words to be sung.Professor Owl hosts some of the videos with Ludwig Von Drake….as in this…

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1983 USSR Gymnastics Exhibition With Nellie Kim & Nicolai Andrianov

DOG ASIDE: Nicolai Andrianov was a Soviet/Russian gymnast….who held the record for men for the most Olympic medals won at 15 (7 gold medals, 5 silver medals, 3 bronze medals) until Michael Phelps surpassed him at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Nellie Kim was a Soviet gymnast who won three gold medals and a silver…

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