Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Harden My Heart – Performed Live In Concert

“Harden My Heart“ is a song by rock group Quarterflash….which was written by their guitarist Marv Ross…..as it is a million-selling Gold-certified single….and was featured on the band’s  platinum-selling Quarterflash album, released in 1981. The song was originally released as a single in early 1980 by Seafood Mama, Quarterflash’s predecessor band….and it featured more sparse instrumentation but a more dramatic vocal arrangement…

Boxing – 1983 – CBS Tim Ryan PostFight Interview With Winner Marvis Frazer After Joe Bugner Fight

 Marvis Frazier was a highly touted prospect and among the top-ranked amateur heavyweights in the country after winning the 1979 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion and 1980 National AAU Heavyweight Champion….who was coached partly by his father…. and in part by Georgie Benton and Val Colbert. “My dad tried not to play too active a role in…

Music – 1982 – Lionel Richie & The Comodores – Come Celebrate – Sung Live In Concert

The Commodores released fifteen studio albums and thirty-nine singles spanning three decades from 1974 to 1993.  The band reached the top of the Billboard charts twice with their international smash hit singles “Three Times a Lady” and “Still”. They also topped the US R&B singles chart on seven occasions…..and reached the top ten no fewer than five times…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview New Champ Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva After Beating Mancini

On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old world champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini met 23-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim….who had struggled to make the 135 lb weight limit…. and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was televised live on CBS Sports. It was, according to many observers, a fight…

Boxing – 1982 – Barry Tompkins + Sugar Ray Leonard + Larry Merchant Final Wrapup Arguello Vs Pryor

On November 12, 1982, Pryor defended his title with a 14th-round TKO of Alexis Arguello before a crowd of 23,800 at Miami’s Orange Bowl and a live HBO audience….from which the video seen herewith was recorded some 27 years ago.  The fight dubbed The Battle of The Champions by promoter Bob Arum….which was eventually named the Fight of the Decade by The Ring. Pryor made $1.6 million while Arguello…

Boxing – 1982 – Dick Enberg Profiles The Life & Career Of Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1978 to 1998…..and was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983….along with the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.  Braxton / Qawi  went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights….but then reeled off 14 straight victories to move…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles & The Raelettes – I Cant Stop Loving You – Sung Live In Concert At Constitution Hall

“I Can’t Stop Loving You“ is a popular song written and composed by country singer, songwriter, and musician Don Gibson….who first recorded it on December 30, 1957 for RCA Victor Records. It was released in 1958 as the B-side of “Oh, Lonesome Me”…thus becoming a double-sided  country hit single. At the time of Gibson’s death in 2003, the song had been recorded by more than…

Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan + Joe Williams – It Dont Mean A Thing If It Aint Got Tha Swing

“It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)“ is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington….  whose lyrics were written by Irving Mills…..which is now accepted as a jazz standard….as jazz historian Gunther Schuller characterized it as “now legendary” and “a prophetic piece and a prophetic title”.  The music was composed and arranged by Ellington in August 1931 during…

Music – 1947 – Bing Crosby + Bob Hope – Good Ole Harmony – Song & Dance From Movie Variety Girl

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby went together like “cream and sugar” or”sugar and spice” or “horse and carriage”…..as they teamed up to create the perfect partnership of comedy, music and entertainment…..while starring in the seven “Road Show” movies they made with Dorothy Lamour….and “They Got Me Covered”…..”The Princess and The Pirate”….“My Favorite Brunette”….“Son of Paleface”….“Alias, Jesse James”….“Cancel My Reservation”….and…