Music – 1986 – David Hasslehoff + 74th US Army Band – Star Spangled Banner – Start Of The Indy 500

David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman….who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV…..as he first gained recognition on the soap opera The Young and The Restless….while playing Dr. Snapper Foster…..when his career continued with his leading role as Michael Knight on the tv series Knight Rider…..and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch…..as he also…

Music – 1987 – Frank Sinatra – Start All Over Again – Put To Highlights Of The 1987 World Series

Frank Sinatra’s musical career began in the swing era in 1935….which continued on well into the 1990’s….as Ole Blue Eyes style represented a strong departure from the “crooning” style of his idol, Bing Crosby. Sinatra’s generation represented the first generation of children that had grown up in the era of the microphone and amplifiers….as the amplification of sound enabled singers to…

Music – 1986 – Stephen Foster Singers – My Old Kentucky Home – At The 112th Running Kentucky Derby

Folks in America who grow up South of the Mason- Dixon line…..actually grow up being well-exposed to the music of Stephen Foster….who is known as “the father of American music”….and was an American songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music….as he wrote more than 200 songs including “Oh! Susanna”, “Hard Times Come Again No More”,…

Music – 1986 – US Fort Knox Army Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At 112th Kentucky Derby

While our Bone Daddy was at the University of Texas from 1965 – 1970…..he was a member of The ROTC Brigade….which was reserve officer training for the US Army…..whereby he would become an “officer and a gentleman” in the US Army….and because he graduated as the Viet Nam War was winding down….not over….but winding down….so, he was…

Music – 1986 – Playing Of TAPS – Start Of Indy 500 Race In Salute To Those Who Died – With Jim McKay

“Taps“ is a bugle call played at dusk….during flag ceremonies….at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces….and at any event that salutes those that have passed…..which is played by a single bugle or trumpet. It is also performed often at Girl Guide, Girl Scout and Boy Scout meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield‘s Lullaby“….or by the first line of…

Music – 1987 – Sing Along Song – My Old Kentucky Home – Sang At 113th Running Of The Kentucky Derby

The 1987 Kentucky Derby was the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby….as the race took place on May 2, 1987…..with 130,532 people in attendance,,,,,and carried in its entirety by ABC Sports….in a race that was won by Alysheba with jocky Chris McCarron in the saddle in a time of 2:03.40….while Bet Twice came in 2nd (Place position)….as Avies Copy placed 3rd (Show…

Music – July 4th 1986 – Johnny Cash – Battle Hymn Of The Republic – Live At Lady Liberty Concert

The “Battle Hymn of the Republic“…..which is also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory“ outside of the United States….is a lyric by the abolitionist writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song “John Brown’s Body”…..as Howe’s famous lyrics were written in November 1861….and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862.  The song links the…

Music – July 4th 1986 – Barry Manilow – America The Beautiful + One Voice – Sung At Liberty Weekend

“One Voice” is the title song of Barry Manilow’s sixth studio album….which was released in 1979….while being recorded at United Western Studios and Allen Zentz Recording in Hollywood. The album was a signature of a minor decline in Manilow’s success…..cuz it reached 2x platinum, not 3x platinum, as his past six albums did…..and the album only contained…

Music – July 4th 1986 – America The Beautiful – John Williams & The Boston Pops At Liberty Weekend With John Denver + Barry Manilow + Melissa Manchester + Joel Grey + Whitney Houston Et Al

“America the Beautiful“ is a very popular American patriotic song…..with lyrics that were written by Katharine Lee Bates….while the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey…..and interestingly enough….the two never met….as Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, “Pikes Peak“….which was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church…