Music – 1982 – Bill Murray – Medley Of Songs – With Proud Mary + Celebrate + Emotional Rescue

Bill Murray is a man of many talents…..who possess comedic genius threaded throughout the characters that he creates in his mind…..and one of our favorites here at ImaSportsphile is his “poor man’s nightclub act”…..with his distinctly “cheezy” and most always somewhat “sleezy” nightclub entertainer / singer / comedian persona…..as seen in this video herewith….when Nick Rivers hits the stage…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Scenic Washington National Monuments Backdrop

“America the Beautiful“ is an American patriotic song….with the lyrics having been written by Katharine Lee Bates….while the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward of the Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey….as these two composers never met….for Bates originally wrote the words as a poem titled “Pikes Peak“….which was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church…

NFL – 1986 – Allie Sherman Chalkboard Showcase Of The Bears Dominating Defense Prior To Lions Game

Allie Sherman was an American football player and coach….who played 51 games in six seasons in the NFL as a quarterback and defensive back….and afterward served as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL….and of the New York Giants of the NFL from 1961 to the 1969…..where he won three consecutive Eastern Conference titles with the Giants from 1961 to 1963….and coached in three NFL Pro Bowls….as he…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Men Free Skate Finals – USA Brian Boitano

Brian Boitano is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California…..who is the 1988 Seoul Olympic champion gold medal winner… the 1986 and 1988 World Champion winner….and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. He turned professional following the 1988 season….and he returned to competition in 1993….while competing at the 1994 Winter Olympics….where he placed sixth.  This final free skate by USA Brian Boitano in this video…

Music – 1982 – Roger Hodgson + Supertramp – Give A Little Bit

The music group Supertramp….known as Daddy in 1969 – 1970….were an English rock band formed in London in 1969….although their music was initially categorized as progressive rock….they later incorporated a combination of traditional rock, pop and art rock into their music. The band’s work is marked by the individual songwriting of founders Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies….and the prominent use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone….and though their early style was progressive….they…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – I Will Stand By You – Performed Live In Concert

Quarterflash is an American rock group formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon….with a band that was originally made up of the two current members…. Orinda Sue “Rindy” Ross on lead vocals and saxophone….and her husband Marv Ross on guitars…..along with Jack Charles on guitars…..and Rick DiGiallonardo on keyboards / synthesizers….plus, Rich Gooch on electric bass…. and Brian David Willis…

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

The Commodores is an American funk/soul band….which was at its peak in the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s….who signed with Motown in November 1972….after having first caught the public eye while opening for the Jackson 5 when they were on tour….with the group’s most successful period being in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s….when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer….as seen in the video herewith.…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Running Back – With Gayle Sayers + O J Simpson + Jim Brown

When it comes to the greatest NFL running backs to ever play the game…..Chicago Bears Gayle Sayers….Cleveland Browns Jim Brown….and Buffalo Bills O J Simpson…..will surely show up on most NFL fan’s list…..as they are featured by John Facenda on this NFL Films Best Ever Running Backs series. So, any way you cut the pie….we…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – You Dont Know Me – Sung Live In Concert At Constitution Hall

“You Don’t Know Me“ is a song written by Cindy Walker….which was based on a title and story line given to her by Eddy Arnold in 1955….and was first recorded by Arnold that year…while being released as a single on April 21, 1956 on RCA Victor…..whereas the first version of the song to make the Billboard charts was by Jerry Vale in 1956….as it peaked…