Music – 1983 – DeBarge + High Anxiety – Ways Of Love + Gonna Take A Heart Tonight + Need Your Lovin

DeBarge was an American musical recording group composed of several members of the DeBarge family…..which was a family of musical talent often compared to the Jackson family. In addition to various solo projects completed by members of the family, DeBarge was active between 1980 and 1989. The group originally consisted of Mark, Randy, and El. Bunny, James, and Bobby joined later. DeBarge released six studio albums….of which four…

Music – 1983 – Diana Ross + The Supremes – Stop In The Name Of Love & Someday We Will Be Together

“Stop! In the Name of Love” is a 1965 song recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes for MoTown Records….which was written and produced by Motown’s main production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland….and held the # 1 position on the Billboard pop singles chart in the United States from March 27, 1965 through April 3, 1965….while reaching the # 2 position on…

Music – 1983 – Dance Number – I Want You Baby – Performed Live On Motown 25th Anniversary Show

This particular choreographed song and dance routine was inspired by a what artist Harry Bird captured on canvas in a sense of style that was uniquely it’s own…..while being transitioned from canvas to the stage….as this dance troupe seen in the video herewith…..provides a living image what Bird’s oil painting evoked.  The dance troupe performs…

Music – 1982 – Cotton Bowl Halftime Show – Alabama Marching Band – During Texas Vs Alabama Game

The Million Dollar Band (sometimes shortened to MDB) is the official marching band of the University of Alabama….which was founded in 1912….is the largest student organization at the University of Alabama…..as this marching band performs during pregame and halftime of every home and neutral-site Alabama football game….plus, it also supplies at least a pep band to every away football game….as well as…

Music – 1983 – Adam Ant – Baby Where Did Our Love Go – Sung Live On Motown 25th Anniversary Show

Stuart Leslie Goddard better known as Adam Ant is an English singer and musician….who gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants….and later as a solo artist Adam Ant …. while scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983….which included three UK # 1 singles.  He has also worked as an actor….while appearing…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championships – Womens Floor Exercise Finals – ROM Daniela Silivas

We here at ImaSportsphile feel really fortunate to have so much footage of gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi …..cuz he molded the two most notable and historic women’t gymnast to ever grace a gymnastic competition….Nadie Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton…..The Perfect 10 and The 1st American….for the truth be told….until Simone Biles came along…..there have never…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Exhibition In NYC – Womens Balance Beam – ROM Nadia Comaneci – With Jim McKay

In a Sports Illustrated article written about the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games women’s gymnastics competitor from Romania, Nadia Comaneci was the following description….“At Montreal, Nadia Comăneci received four of her seven 10’s on the uneven bars….which is an apparatus that demands such a spectacular burst of energy in such a short time….only 23 seconds….that it…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Exhibition In NYC – Mens Parallel Bars – USA Kurt Thomas – With Jim McKay

Two gymnastic moves were named for Kurt Thomas….the Thomas Flair….which is a pommel horse move ….and the Thomas salto….which is his signature skill on floor exercise….encompassing a tucked 1.5 backward salto with 1.5 twist into a roll out….which is a difficult and dangerous skill even by today’s standards. The Thomas Flair on pommel horse….which he also performed on floor….was developed over years…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Exhibition In NYC – Jim McKay Interviews 19 Yr Old ROM Nadia Comaneci On Future

Jim McKay was an American television sports journalist…..who is best known for hosting ABC’s Wide World of Sports from 1961 to 1998…..where his introduction for that program has passed into American pop culture….in which viewers were reminded of the show’s mission of “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports”….along with what lay ahead in “the thrill of victory and the…