Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – Played At N I T Semifinals Game

The University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB)…..also known as the Showband of the Southwest….is the marching band of The University of Texas at Austin. The Longhorn Band was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games, for various Texas Longhorn…

Music – 1985 – The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There – Performed At MoTown 25th Anniversary Show

The Jackson 5 , later known as the Jacksons….were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family. The group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine….with younger brothers Marlon and Michael Jackson joining soon after. They were among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….while being preceded only by the Supremes, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. The…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Larry Merchant Showcases Carl Williams On The Road To Fighting Mike Tyson

Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth”, was an American boxer from Belle Glade, Florida who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….and who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Williams’ first title shot was against Larry Holmes…..which was a fight he lost in a controversial decision. His next fight was a…

Music – 1987 – Starship Singer Mickey Thomas – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Gme 4 World Series

Mickey Thomas (born December 3, 1949) is an American rock singer….who is best known as one of the lead vocalists for Jefferson Starship and Starship…..which were both famous rock bands in the 1970’s and 1980’s. While singing lead for The Jets in 1974….Thomas joined the Elvin Bishop Group as a back-up vocalist ….who eventually made it to lead vocals. He sang…

Music – 1981 – Unknown Singer – March On Bahamaland – Bahamas National Anthem – Sung At Ali Farewell

“March On, Bahamaland“ is the national anthem of the Bahamas.  It was composed by Timothy Gibson as part of a national competition and was adopted in July 1973.  This video is from the Drama in the Bahamas ….which was Muhammad Ali’s last fight….as the unknown Bahamanian performer sings his national anthem…..as The Greatest  enters the ring for the last time.  The…

Music – 1985 – Melba Moore – The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 2 Royals Vs Cards

Melba Moore (born October 29, 1945) is an American singer, actress, voice actress and entertainer. Moore is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis. In 1975 Moore signed with Buddah Records….and released the critically successful R&B album, Peach Melba, which included the minor hit, “I Am His Lady”. The following year she scored her first significant hit with the Van McCoy-penned “This Is…

Music – 1970 – The Staple Singers – The Weight – Take A Load Off Annie

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul and R&B singing group…..as Roebuck “Pops” Staples was the patriarch of the family….who formed the group with his children Cleotha,  Pervis and Mavis….whereby Yvonne replaced her brother when he was drafted into the U.S. Army….and again in 1970. They are best known for their 1970’s hits “Respect Yourself”, “I’ll Take You There”, “If You’re Ready (Come Go…

Boxing – 1989 – WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson – Fight Only

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began, and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  The fight would only last 93 seconds….while becoming Tyson’s second quickest title fight after his 91-second victory over Michael…

Music – 1987 – The Four Tops – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At The 1987 MLB All Star Game

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan…. who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960’s. The group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz and show tunes….OH…..and as evidenced by this video herewith….patriotic music….when the performed the Star Spangled Banner beautifully….with harmonic tones only The Four Tops could construct….at the 1987 Major League Baseball All Star Game. Founded as the Four Aims, lead…