Music – 1978 – The Dirt Band – All I Have To Do Is Dream – Performed Live On Stage In NYC

From 1966 to 1976, most of the band know as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band created a name for themselves….along with a large following….but when Jimmy Ibbotson left the band at the end of 1976….and leaving Fadden, Hanna and McEuen to add John Cable and Jackie Clark….by bringing on another guitar and a new bass…..then In May…

Music – 1978 – John Prine – Performing Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

John Prine is an American country folk singer-songwriter…..who has been active as a composer, recording artist and live performer since the early 1970’s….and is known for an often humorous style of country music that has elements of protest and social commentary. Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of 14….when he attended classes at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Performing Live At Austin City Limits

Johnny Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015) was an American country musician associated with Western swing….who was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre…..and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 in the early influences category as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Band…..while being posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in…

Music – 1978 – The Patti Smith Group – G L O R I A – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author and poet….who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses…..as she was called the “punk poet laureate”….while fusing rock and poetry in her work….with her most widely known song being “Because the Night”….which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen….as it reached # 13…

Music – 1979 – Joe Ely – On Stage Live At Austin City Limits

Joe Ely is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll….who has had a genre-crossing career….while performing with Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Los Super Seven, the Chieftains and James McMurtry….which was in addition to his early work with the Clash…..with more recent acoustic tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and Guy Clark. Ely spent his formative years from age 12 in Lubbock, Texas, and attended Monterey High School…..for…

Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – N I T Semifinals – Texas Vs Rutgers

In 1955, Vincent R. DiNino was hired as the director of the Longhorn Band…..and he is credited with shaping the band into the organization it is today….as DiNino’s time as director saw the introduction of many traditions and characteristics of the band….such as the western-style uniforms…the Big Flags Brigade….the Longhorn Alumni Band….and the cowbells.  DiNino…

Music – 1979 – Charley Pride – Live At Austin City Limits

Charley Pride is an American singer, musician, guitarist, business owner and former professional baseball player….whose greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970’s….when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.  During the peak years of his recording career from 1966 to 1987, he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart …..of which 30 made it to # 1.…

Music – 1965 – The Beatles – We Can Work It Out – Put To Hilites Of The Mesquite Championship Rodeo

“We Can Work It Out“ is a song by the English rock band the Beatles….which was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon….and was first issued as a double A-side single with “Day Tripper” in December 1965. The release marked the first time in Britain that both tracks on an artist’s single were promoted as joint A-sides….as the song was recorded during…

Music – 1970 – The Grateful Dead – Truckin – Performed On The Roots Of Rock N Roll TV Special

“Truckin’“ is a song by the Grateful Dead….which first appeared on their 1970 album American Beauty…. and was recognized by the United States Library of Congress in 1997 as a national treasure. Written by band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and lyricist Robert Hunter…..as“Truckin’” molds classic Grateful Dead rhythms and instrumentation. The lyrics refer to a drug raid of the band’s hotel lodgings in…