Music – 1979 – Carol Channing – Hello Dolly – Performed By Female Impersonator Craig Russell

Carol Channing came to national prominence as the star of Jerry Herman’s Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! in 1964….as her performance as Dolly Levi won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical…. while she recalled that playwright Thornton Wilder so loved the musical….which was based on his play, The Matchmaker, that he came once a week. He also planned to rewrite…

Music – 1979 – Barry White – Big And Tall Thats All – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Barry White was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer….who was a two time Grammy Award winner….while being known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice….along with his romantic image….as he was able to create his greatest success in the 1970´s as a solo singer….plus  with The Love Unlimited Orchestra…. crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs….such as his two biggest hits “You’re the…

Music – 1979 – Bette Midler – You Gotta Have Friends + Bugle Boy Company B – By Female Impersonator

“Friends“ also titled “You Got to Have Friends“ is a 1973 hit single by Bette Midler….which was written by Buzzy Linhart and Mark “Moogy” Klingman….when in the United States….the song reached # 9 on the Adult Contemporary chart….and reached # 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A version of “Friends” was recorded by one of the song’s co-writers, Buzzy Linhart…..which was more of a rock sound…

Music – 1979 – Rich Little – Hello Dolly – Impersonating Carol Channing + Popeye + Louie Armstrong

“Hello, Dolly!” is the title song of the popular 1964 musical of the same name….while Louis Armstrong’s version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001…..as the music and lyrics were written by Jerry Herman….who also wrote the scores for many other popular musicals….including Mame and La Cage aux Folles. “Hello, Dolly!” was first sung by Carol Channing….who starred as Dolly Gallagher Levi…

Music – 1978 – Martin Mull – I Will Hate Myself In The Morning If I Have To Love Myself Tonight

You know…..there are some comedians that just really “tickle your funny bone”….and Martin Mull is one of those folks that just makes us laugh here at ImaSportsphile….cuz there is something about him that virtually no matter what he says….it makes us laugh….and when it comes to Mull’s music….it just takes us overboard….as his song “I Will Hate…

Music – 1978 – The Blues Brothers – Doin My Best To Get Back To You – Sung Live On Stage In NYC

The words say it all……ENJOY! Caught a ride into South Dakota With two girls in a light blue Desoto One’s name was Jane, the other was plain But they both had racing motors Next I caught a ride with a gamblers wife She had a brand new lay down Rambler She parked inside of town,…

Music – 1982 – Roy Orbison – Oh Pretty Woman – Live On Stage In NYC – With John Belushi

“Oh, Pretty Woman” or “Pretty Woman“ is a song recorded by Roy Orbison….which was written by Orbison and Bill Dees…..and was released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records….where it spent three weeks at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100….which was also the second single by Orbison to top the US charts….plus, it was also Orbison’s third single to top…

Music – 1977 – Bill Murray + The Singing Dogs – Hava Nagila + The Age Of Aquarius

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker and writer…..who first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live…..in a series of performances that earned him his first Emmy Award…as evidenced by his “singing dogs” act seen in this video herewith…..where his dogs perform Hava Nagila and The Age Of Aquarius.  Later, Murray starred in so really classic comedy films such as Meatballs in 1979….Caddyshack in 1980….  Stripes…

Music – 1983 – Martha Reeves + Mary Wells + Commodores – Live On Motown 25th Anniversary TV Special

“Heat Wave“ is a 1963 song written by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team….which was first made popular by the Motown vocal group Martha and the Vandellas….and released as a 45 rpm single on July 9, 1963, on the Motown subsidiary Gordy label….as the song hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart ….where it stayed for four weeks running….while peaking at # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It was…