Music – 1983 – Fascination – As Steve Martin + Gilda Radner Perform A Spontaneous Dance Routine

“Fascination“ is a popular waltz song with music written in 1904 by Fermo Dante Marchetti….with lyrics written in 1905 by Maurice de Féraudy….which was first published in Hamburg (Anton J. Benjamin)….and Paris (Édition F. D. Marchetti) in 1904 in a version for piano solo (‘Valse Tzigane’)….when as a song with de Féraudy’s words….it was first performed by the French music-hall singer Paulette…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – Texas (When I Die) – Live At Austin City Limit

“Texas (When I Die)“ is a song co-written and originally recorded by American country music artist Ed Bruce….as his version peaked at # 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1977…..while the song was covered by American country music artist Tanya Tucker….which was initially as the B-side of another cover with Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away”….which was released in November 1978 as…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Hard Partying Country Darling

Michael Martin Murphey is an American singer-songwriter….who is best known for writing and performing western music, country music and popular music…..as a multiple Grammy nominee, Murphey has six gold albums….which included Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins in 1959…..whereas he has recorded the hit singles “Wildfire”, “Carolina in the Pines”, “What’s Forever…

Music – 1982 – Aerosmith – Dream On + Walk This Way – Performed On USA Network Boston Rocks Special

Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970…..as the group consists of Steven Tyler (vocals, keyboards), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar)…..as their style was rooted in blues-based hard rock….and has come to also incorporate elements of pop rock, heavy metal and rhythm and blues….which has inspired many subsequent rock artists…..who are sometimes referred to as “the Bad Boys from Boston” ….as well as “America’s Greatest Rock and…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Sung Live In Concert

In 1982 Joe Cocker recorded the duet “Up Where We Belong” with Jennifer Warnes for the soundtrack of the film An Officer and a Gentleman…..as the song became an international hit….while reaching # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart….and winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo….plus, the duet also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song….and…

Music – 1983 – Jerry Jeff Walker – London Homesick Blues – Played With Scrolling Of The ACL Credits

This post is dedicated to Cody M ….who is very appreciated fan of ImaSportsphile….who responds to dank near every Austin City Limits video we post….which amounts to hundreds of ACL videos….as Cody M always asks questions like “Do you have the entire ACL program in 1980 with Ray Charles?….or….“Do you have the opening with to ACL with Alvin Crow playing on…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboys – Holding Back The Time – Performed Live At ACL

Ed Bruce is an American country music songwriter, singer and actor….who is best known for writing the 1975 song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”….and recording the 1982 country # 1 hit “You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had”. He also co-starred in the television series Bret Maverick with James Garner during the 1981-82 season.…

Music – 1983 – Blues Pianist Robert Shaw – Piggly Wiggly + Do The Mess Around + Playing In The Grass

Robert Shaw (August 9, 1908 – May 18, 1985) was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist….who was best known for his 1963 album, The Ma Grinder…..as Shaw was born in Stafford, Texas….while being  the son of farm owners Jesse and Hettie Shaw….whereas the family also owned a Steinway grand piano… on which his sisters had lessons in playing….but Shaw’s father was against allowing his son to learn the instrument. Shaw…