Music – 1985 – Pat McGuigan – Danny Boy – Sung At WBA Featherweight Title Fight Barry McGuigan Vs Benard Taylor

“Danny Boy“ is a ballad written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1913….which was set to the traditional Irish melody of “Londonderry Air”…..when in Bath, Somerset in 1910, Weatherly initially wrote the words to “Danny Boy” to a tune other than “Londonderry Air”…..after his Irish-born sister-in-law Margaret in the United States sent him a copy of “Londonderry Air” in 1913….then Weatherly modified the lyrics…

Music – 1986 – Randy Newman – Short People – Put To Highlights Of Boxer Frankie Warren

Singer / songwriter Randy Newman has written and sung many famous songs over the years to include “I Love L A”, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”, “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On”…. plus a truckload of scores for such animated movies as the entire series of “Toy Story”, “Monsters Inc”, “Cars”….along with other…

Music – 1989 – Pow Pow Pow I Am Going To Win – Career Highlights Of Boxing Champ Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1984 to 2011…..as he hailed as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in the late 1980’s…..then at heavyweight in the early 1990’s….and remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes. Nicknamed “The Real Deal”…..Holyfield is also the only four-time world heavyweight champion….after having held the unified WBA, WBC and IBF titles from 1990…

Music – 1984 – Rolando Biscotti – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Bramble Vs Mancini Ltwt Title Fight

“The Star-Spangled Banner“ is the national anthem of the United States of America….whereas the lyrics come from the Defence of Fort M’Henry….which was a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the then 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key…..after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812….as Key was inspired by…

Music – 1983 – Jose Feliciano – The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Holmes Vs Williams Title Fight

On October 7, 1968, at the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Feliciano was invited by Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Tiger Stadium in Detroit during Game 5 pre-game ceremonies of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals….as his personalized, slow, Latin jazz performance proved highly controversial and damaging to Jose’s career in the months, even…

Music – 1981 – The Sounds Of Nassau Bahamas – Set To Highlights Of Ali Vs Berbick Prefight

The Drama in Bahamas was a ten-round boxing match….which took place between Muhammad Ali and  Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981….as Ali was 39 years old at this time…. and Berbick was 27 years old. The fight went the distance with Berbick winning through a unanimous decision on points. This was Ali’s last boxing match.  Nassau is the capital and largest city…

Music – 1981 – March On Bahamaland – Sung At Heavywt Bout Of Muhammad Ali Vs Trevor Berbick

“March On, Bahamaland“ is the national anthem of the Bahamas. It was composed by Timothy Gibson as part of a national competition and was adopted in July 1973….as the words of anthem are as follows:  Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland; March on to glory, your bright banners waving high. See how the world marks…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Sang Just Before Sugar Ray Leonard Beats Duran

As seen in this video herewith….our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile may have the “Very Best GOAT” rendition of this awesome truly American tune….”America The Beautiful“….which we feel describes the incredible blessing that we have to be American better than any other song written….and it is being sung by the genius of Ray Charles….while…

Music – 1981 – Bobby Womack – America The Beautiful – Sung At Heavywt Title Fight Of Ali Vs Berbick

Bobby Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer….who started out in the early 1960’s as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos….as well as being Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist….as Womack’s career spanned more than 60 years….with multiple styles that included R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop and gospel. Womack was…