Music – 1977 – Steve Martin – King Tut – Performed And Sung Live On Stage In NYC

“King Tut“ is a novelty song performed by Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons….who were actually members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band….when it was released as a single in 1978….which sold over a million copies…while reaching # 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Martin previewed the song in a live performance during the April 22, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live…..as seen in this video herewith. The…

Music – 1977 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Sung Live On ACL

What is The Family today on Christmas Eve in 2019 to Willie Nelson….was The Family Band back in 1977 when this video was recorded….for The Family have been Willie’s touring and recording group for as long as Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has known the Austin icon….which dates back to the mid-1970’s in Austin….as Bone Daddy played golf in a Doug…

Music – 1977 – Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers – Broken Lady – Sung Live On Austin City Limits

Larry Gatlin is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter…..who as part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy, achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles….and as their fame grew, the band became known as Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Larry Gatlin is known for his rich falsetto singing…

Music – 1978 – Frankie Lane – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling + Cool Water – Live At Coconut Grove

Frankie Laine (born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio; March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007) was an American singer, songwriter and actor….whose career spanned nearly 75 years….from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005. Often billed as “America’s # 1 Song Stylist”….with other nicknames including “Mr. Rhythm”,…

Music – 1979 – Jerry Jeff Walker – Performs Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Jerry Jeff Walker is an American country, pop, ballads, rock n roll singer and songwriter. ….who is best known for writing “Mr. Bojangles”….as Walker’s maternal grandparents played for square dances in the Oneonta, N Y area….with his grandmother, Jessie Conroe, playing piano….while his grandfather played fiddle.  During the late 1950’s, Jerry Jeff was a member of a local Oneonta teen…

Music – 1971 – Michael Jackson – It Was A Very Good Year – From Motown 25th Anniversary Show Special

“It Was a Very Good Year“ is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961….and originally recorded by Bob Shane with the Kingston Trio…..and it was subsequently made famous by Frank Sinatra’s version in D minor…..which won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1966….while Gordon Jenkins was awarded Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the Sinatra version. This single peaked at #…

Music – 1973 – Elton John – Candle In The Wind – With Highlights + Video Tribute To Marilyn Monroe

“Candle in the Wind“ is a threnody with music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin….which was originally written in 1973 in honor of Marilyn Monroe….who had died 11 years earlier. The original version in the key of E major appeared on John’s 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road….and was released as a single in 1974. The lyrics of the song are a…

Music – 1980 – Marty Robbins – El Paso – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“El Paso“ is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959…..which was released as a single the following month….and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts….while reaching # 1 in both at the start of 1960…..and won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961….which remains as Robbins’…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Constitution Hall In Concert

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell…..which was first recorded that year…..as the song has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road.  It has been asserted that Hoagy Carmichael wrote the song about his sister, Georgia…..but Carmichael…