Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Stars & Stripes Forever – And The Dance Theatre Of Harlem

The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) is an American professional ballet company and school based in Harlem, New York City…..which was founded in 1969 under the co-directorship of Arthur Mitchell  and Karel Shook….while Milton Rosenstock served as the company’s music director. The Dance Theatre of Harlem is renowned for being both “the first Black classical ballet company” in the world….and “the first major ballet company to prioritize Black…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – You Belong To Me – Featuring Michael McDonald – Farewell Tour

“You Belong to Me“ is a song written by American singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Michael McDonald….which was originally recorded by McDonald’s rock group The Doobie Brothers for their seventh studio album, Livin’ on the Fault Line in 1977….and then the song was made famous by Simon herself….when she recorded it for her seventh studio album, Boys in the Trees in 1978…..which was  released as the album’s lead…

Music – 1984 – John Williams Boston Pops – Beethoven Ode To Joy – Highlights Of The L A Olympics

For a Sportsphile, there is nothing more magical than a really great piece of music put to highlights of really outstanding athletic endeavors….for this combination of music and sport is truly a match made in Heaven….so, when a Sportsphile gets to watch a video clip like this one….where legendary ABC Olympic  sportscaster Jim McKay introduces…

Music – 1982 – The Doobie Brothers – Dueling Guitars In Perfect Harmony – Live At Farewell Concert

In this video seen herewith…..The Doobie Brothers lead guitarists Patrick Simmons and John McFee perform a “dueling guitars” instrumental piece that is indicative of their original “street boogie rock” music at their 1982 Farewell Concert Tour….and we love it….cuz The Doobie Brothers were exactly that…a “street boogie rock band”….in touch with the vibes on the street….and they could flat out…

Music – 1983 – The Showband Of The Southwest – University Of Texas Marching Band – Halftime Show

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has attended upwards of 50 University of Texas Longhorn football games in his career as a Sportsphile…..and at each and every one of those home games, The Showband of the Southwest….the University of Texas marching band….some 350 strong…..take the field before, at halftime and after every home game…..and no matter what…

Music – 1982 – The Doobie Brothers – Out On The Streets – Performed Live At Their Farewell Concert

In this video seen herewith….the Doobie Brothers perform a brand new song at their 1983 Farewell Concert…..which is a hard-rocking harmonic ballad titled “Out On The Streets”….as this video provides plenty of evidence that the Doobies still had plenty of rock n roll in them….so, this was their farewell concert for other reasons….like individual solo careers…

Music – 1984 – 800 Strong All American Olympic Band – Olympic Fanfare – Closing Ceremonies Of L A Games

We have told many stories of our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….and his incredible Olympics adventure at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games…..when he and two of his close friends set an Olympic fan record that can NEVER be beaten….ONLY TIED….when Los Tres Amigos from Texas saw a live competition of EVERY SPORT that was competed for…

Music – 1984 – Special – Loni Anderson – We All Read The Funnies Cuz Were Just Funny That Way

The Funnies, also known as “comic strips” are a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display humor or form a narrative….which is often serialized….with text and conversation in balloons and captions…..which has traditionally for the past century and a half have been published in newspapers      and magazines…..with horizontal pictoral strips printed in black-and-white in daily…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Jesus Its Just Alright – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Jesus Is Just Alright“ is a gospel song written by Arthur Reid Reynolds….and first recorded by Reynolds’ own group, The Art Reynolds Singers, on their 1966 album, Tellin’ It Like It Is…..as the song’s title makes use of the American slang term “all-right”….which during the 1960’s was used to describe something that was considered ‘cool’ or very good. The song…