Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Cosmic Cowboy – Live At ACL

“Coca-Cola Cowboy“ is a song written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain….and recorded originally by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in June 1979….as the first single from the album Mr. Entertainer. The song was featured in the film, Every Which Way but Loose, starring Clint Eastwood….and in the film Bandit Goes Country….in which Tillis also…

Music – 1981 – Debbie Harry & Blondie – Rapture – As Seen On USA Network Night Flight Program

“Rapture“ is a song by the American pop/rock band Blondie with Debbie Harry….which was from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican in 1980…..when in January 1981, “Rapture” was released as the second and final single from the album…..as the song became their fourth and last single to reach # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart….where it stayed for two weeks…..plus it was the first # 1 song…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Dont Need No One To Sing My Song – Sung Live In Concert

Joe Cocker, was an English singer…..who was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and distinctive renditions of popular songs of many different genres…..from rock n roll to blues to ballads to soul to pop et al…..as his recording of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” reached # 1 in the…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – Girls Women And Ladies – Live On Stage At ACL

“Girl, Women and Ladies“ is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Ed Bruce. It was released in November 1980 as the third single from the album Ed Bruce….as the song reached # 14 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  Bruce wrote the song with his wife Patsy and Ron Peterson. In 1980, Ed Bruce signed with MCA…

Music – 1983 – Aretha Franklin – Some Day You Will Find Love – Performed At Mr. Lucky’s Nightclub

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist…..who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan….where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records….while Franklin’s career did not immediately flourish….as…

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…