Music – 1982 – The Cars – Come Back To Me – USA Network Night Flight Special

The Cars were an American rock band formed in Boston in 1976….who emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970’s….as the band consisted of singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, bassist and singer Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. The Cars were at the forefront of merging 1970’s guitar-oriented rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that was then becoming…

Music – 1983 – Steve Martin Presents The American String Quarter – Bartok Concerto For Orchestra

Steve Martin is not only legendary for his comic genius…..but remarkable in his musical talent as a songwriter and musician….with special talents on the banjo…..and we at ImaSportsphile are totally fortunate to have so many videos in our Steve Martin section….especially the ones that include his comedy and his musical talent….like the one seen herewith…..as The…

Music – 1982 – J Giels Band – Bad O Rama – Featured On USA Network Night Flight Special

The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968 in Worcester, Massachusetts….which was  under the leadership of guitarist John “J.” Geils….as the original band members included vocalist Peter Wolf, harmonica and saxophone player Richard “Magic Dick” Salwitz, drummer Stephen Bladd, vocalist/keyboardist Seth Justman and bassist Danny Klein….while Wolf and Justman served as principal songwriters. The band played R&B-influenced blues rock during the 1970’s….and achieved commercial success before moving towards a more mainstream radio-friendly sound in…

Music – 1982 – REO Speedwagon – Everybody Sees It Differently

REO Speedwagon is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois….which was formed in 1967….as the band cultivated a following during the 1970’s….while achieving significant commercial success throughout the 1980’s….when their album Hi Infidelity in 1980 contained four US Top 40 hits….and is the group’s best-selling album….with over 10 million copies sold. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than…

Music – 1982 – Night Flight Special – Grace Jones – Music + Modeling – A USA Network Special

Grace Jones is a Jamaican-American model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress….who  began her modelling career in New York state, then in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo….while appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue….as she worked with such great photographers as Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Hans Feurer….and became known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features. Beginning in 1977, Jones embarked on a music career…

Music – 1982 – Some Of Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – On Austin City Limits

In 1982, Austin City Limits aired a program called The Best Of Austin City Limits….which features the country fiddler’s national anthem of The Orange Blossom Special…..which featured an array of some of country’s hottest band playing the iconic fiddler’s song….as the bands include The Charlie Daniels Band  with Charlie on fiddle….The Mel Tillis Band features his three fiddlers….The Earl…

Music – 1982 – Down Home Country Music With Charlie Pride – Featuring Terri Gibb + Steve Wariner

Terri Gibbs is an American country music artist who between 1980 and 2017 recorded eleven studio albums….including four for MCA Records and one for Warner Bros. Records….as she also charted 13 singles on the Billboard country singles charts during her career….including her debut single “Somebody’s Knockin’”….which reached # 8 on the country charts….# 13 on the pop charts….and # 3 on the Adult Contemporary charts….while she also entered…

Music – 1982 – The Commodores – We Gonna Tear This Mother Down – Performed Live In Concert

The Commodores original band was managed by Benny Ashburn….who brought them to his family’s vacation lodge on Martha’s Vineyard in 1971 and 1972…..where Ashburn test marketed the group by having them play in parking lots and summer festivals….plus, The Commodores made a brief appearance in the 1978 film Thank God It’s Friday….and they performed the song “Too…

Music – 1982 – The Stripper – Put To Credits Of The HBO Special By The Same Name – With Gwen Verdon

“The Stripper“ is an instrumental composed by David Rose….which was recorded in 1958….and released four years later….as it evinces a jazz influence with especially prominent trombone slides….while evoking the feel of music used to accompany striptease artists. “The Stripper” reached # 1 on Billboard’s Top 100 chart in July, 1962…..which became a gold record….as  Billboard ranked the record as the # 5 song of 1962….as the tune came into prominence by…