Music – 1978 – Neil Diamond – Dry Your Eyes Plus Joanie Mitchel – Coyote

Neil Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor….who has 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts…..as Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide….making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time….who has had ten # 1 singles to include….“Cracklin’ Rosie”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Longfellow Serenade”, “I’ve Been This…

Music – 1978 – The Grateful Dead – If I Get My Way + Keep on Trucking

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California….with a group ranging from quintet to septet….as the band is known for its eclectic style….which fused elements of rock, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, modal jazz, reggae, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams….and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”. “ “Their music”, writes Lenny Kaye, “touches on ground that most other groups…

Music – 1982 – Paul Simon – American Tune + The Boxer + Sound Of Silence – Live In Concert Part 2

Paul Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor….whose musical career has spanned seven decades….with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel (originally known as Tom & Jerry)…..that was formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs including three that reached #…

Music – 1982 – Special – Down Home Country Music – With Charley Pride + Terri Gibbs + Steve Warner

Charley Pride (born March 18, 1934) is an American country music singer, musician, guitarist, recording artist, performer, business owner and former baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970’s….when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.  During the peak years of his recording career (1966–87)….he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart…of which 40 made it to…

Music – 1982 – Folk Music Special – Lindsey Buckingham + The Kingston Trio + Peter Paul + Mary

Lindsey Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and producer….best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the music group Fleetwood Mac from 1975–1987 and 1997–2018.  In addition to his tenure with Fleetwood Mac….Buckingham has released six solo albums….and three live albums.  In his early days, he was heavily influenced by The Kingston Trio, especially…

Music – 1982 – Terri Gibbs – Busy Busy Busy + Somebody Is Knocking

Terri Gibbs (born June 15, 1954) is a blind American country music artist….who between 1980 and 2017 recorded eleven studio albums….including four for MCA Records and one for Warner Bros. Records. She also charted 13 singles on the Billboard country singles charts in that time span….which includes her debut single “Somebody’s Knocking”…..as performed in this video herewith….which reached # 8 on the country charts….#…

Music – 1979 – The Grateful Dead – The Rain Falling Down

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California…..which ranged mostly from quintet to septet….and is known for its eclectic style….which fused elements of rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, reggae, jazz, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams….and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”.  Writer Lenny Kaye said of The Dead that “Their music touches on ground that most other groups…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr Duet – Kaw-Liga

“Kaw-Liga” is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose.  The song tells the story of a wooden Indian, Kaw-Liga, who falls in love with an “Indian maid over in the antique store” but does not tell her so, being, as the lyrics say: Too stubborn to ever show a sign, Because his heart was made of knotty pine. The…

Music – 1979 – Steven Fromholz – Everybody Is Going On The Road + Dear Darcie – Live At ACL

Steven John Fromholz (June 8, 1945 – January 19, 2014) was an American entertainer and singer-songwriter….who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007. Steven Fromholz was born in Temple, Texas and attended the University of North Texas….where he was president of the Folk Music Club.  Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960’s. After leaving…