Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – England Swings (Like A Pendulum Do) – Sung Live On Stage At ACL

“England Swings (Like a Pendulum Do)” is a 1965 country music song written and performed by Roger Miller….of which the single was Miller’s eleventh hit on the US country chart where it peaked at # 3….and on the Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at # 8….as it was Miller’s second # 1 on the Easy Listening chart….  whereas, Petula Clark from the Colour My World album and Pat Boone both…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – China Grove – Performed Live At Farewell Concert

“China Grove“ is a song on the Doobie Brothers’ 1973 album The Captain and Me…..which was written and sung by original main singer/songwriter Tom Johnston….as the song reached # 15 on the  Billboard Hot 100.  While there is a real China Grove, Texas….Johnston’s lyrics about the community are fictional….and like many songs by Johnston….the music was composed and developed before…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Black Water – Performed Live On Stage At Farewell Concert

“Black Water“ is a song recorded by the American music group The Doobie Brothers from their 1974 album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits….as the track features its composer Patrick Simmons on lead vocals….which in mid-March 1975 became the first of the two Doobie Brothers’ # 1 hit singles…. when Simmons would recall that he chanced on the basic guitar lick for “Black Water”….while…

Music – 1983 – Doobie Brothers – I Keep Forgetting Every Time Youre Near – With Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist and record producer….who was known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers (1975-1982, 1987, 2019-present) and Steely Dan (1974)….as McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with The Doobie Brothers….which included “What a Fool Believes”, “Minute By Minute” and “Takin’ It to the Streets”. McDonald has also…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & Great American Honky-Tonk Band Instrumental – Chicken In The Soup

Michael Martin Murphey was born on March 14, 1945, to Pink Lavary Murphey and Lois Murphey in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas….where he grew up with his brother, Mark….who is three years younger….and when he was six years old, he started riding horses on his grandfather’s and uncle’s ranches…..while years later he would remember sleeping on…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – Invitation To The Blues – Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Roger Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950’s….when he wrote such hits as “Billy Bayou” and “Home” for Jim Reeves….and “Invitation to the Blues” for Ray Price….when in 1953, Price formed his band, the Cherokee Cowboys…..and among its members during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s were Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, Darrell McCall, Van Howard, Johnny Paycheck, Johnny…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Without Love Instrumental Percussion + Guitar Rif

In this video seen herewith…..The Doobie Brothers perform their famous song Without Love live on stage at their 1983 Farewell Concert…but in this particular event….the Doobies perform it as an instrumental piece….which happens to be very rare….when it comes to video footage…..and we here at ImaSportsphile are “tickled pink” to have this“nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories.  …

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphy & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Instrumental Fiddle Dance Jig

During the late 1970’s, Michael Martin Murphey recorded four albums….Swans Against the Sun in 1976….Flowing Free Forever in 1976….Lone Wolf in 1978….and Peaks, Valleys, Honky Tonks & Alleys in 1979…..as the album Swans Against the Sun produced his first country hits “A Mansion on the Hill” and “Cherokee Fiddle”….which also became a top ten hit for Johnny Lee…..when Murphey’s friends, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Steve…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music – Performed Live At Their Farewell Concert

“Listen to the Music“ is a song recorded by The Doobie Brothers on their second album Toulouse Street….which was the Doobies first big hit in 1972…..and was written by band member rhythm guitarist Tom Johnston…..who described the motivation for the song as a call for world peace when he said….  “The chord structure of it made me think of something…