Comedy – 1982 – Bill Murray As Riverboat Nick Rivers Sings Proud Mary + Celebrate + Emotional Rescue

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker and writer…..who first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live….with a series of performances that earned him his first Emmy Award….and later starred in comedy films including Meatballs in 1979….Caddyshack in 1980….Stripes in 1981…..Tootsie in 1982….   Ghostbusters in 1984…..Scrooged in 1988…..Ghostbusters II in 1989….What About Bob? in 1991….and  Groundhog Day in 1993. He also co-directed Quick Change in 1990.  Murray garnered additional critical acclaim later in…

NFL – 1978 – Worst Plays Ever – Giants QB Joe Pisarcik Fumbles & Eagles Return For TD On Last Play

The play that is known as The Miracle at the Meadowlands happened on November 19, 1978…..as the New York Giants were closing out an apparent 17-12 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles…..when with 31 seconds left to play…..they had the ball on 3rd down…..and the Eagles not having any timeouts left.  All the Giants had to do was snap the ball one…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Give Me The Right Kind Of Love – Performed Live In Concert

The group Quarterflash was formed by merging two popular Oregon bands….Seafood Mama and Pilot….  and while continuing under the name Seafood Mama….the band originally released a picture-sleeved single of “Harden My Heart” on a local private label, Whitefire Records, in the spring of 1980…..which was a big hit on Portland radio stations and got the…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Constitution Hall In Concert

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell…..which was first recorded that year…..as the song has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road.  It has been asserted that Hoagy Carmichael wrote the song about his sister, Georgia…..but Carmichael…

Boxing – 1982 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview Of Aaron Pryor After TKO Of Alexis Arguello To Retain Light Welterwt Title

Alexis Arguello successfully defended his lightweight title four times….when after defeating James ‘Bubba’ Busceme by a sixth round TKO…..that is when he decided to move up in weight class again….and on November 12, 1982, he tried to become the first world champion in 4 different categories….while meeting a heavier and future Hall-of-Fame boxer Aaron Pryor….in what…

Music – 1979 – Tom T Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Performed Live Austin City Limits

“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died“ is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall…..which was released in July 1971….as the only single from the album, In Search of a Song…..which was Hall’s 2nd # 1 song on the country chart…..and it stayed at # 1 for two weeks…. while spending a total of…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Find Another Fool – Performed Live In Concert

Rindy Ross and her husband Marv Ross were the two key pieces to the rock n roll group known as Quarterflash…..as Rindy was the lead singer and sax player….while hubby Marv was the lead guitar and the main song writer for the group….who wrote Harden My Heart and Find Another Fool.  Quarterflash was the name of their debut album….which…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Johnny Bumphus + Lou Duva On TKO Controversy In Hatcher Fite

Dubbed “Bump City”….Johnny Bumphus began his professional career as a hot prospect by winning his first 22 fights….including the vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title….with a decision win over Lorenzo Luis Garcia in 1984…..then Bumphus lost the belt to Gene Hatcher in June 1984 in Buffalo, New York….in which Hatcher scored an 11th-round TKO that had Hatcher knocking Bumphus down….then…

Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan – I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart – Sung At Salute To Duke Ellington

As seen in this video herewith….legendary jazz singer Sarah Vaughan sings a Duke Ellington classic “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart“ in 1980 live at the Kennedy Center’s tribute to Duke Ellingtonis….for this  1938 composition by Duke Ellington….with lyrics added by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond ….became a # 1 hit for Ellington that year…..while…