Music – 1985 – Elton John – Can I Get A Witness – Live On Stage At Live Aid In London

Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on Saturday July 13, 1985……in coordination with an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative. The original event was organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine…..which was billed as the “global jukebox”  when the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England, United Kingdom and  was attended by about…

Music – 1976 – The Grateful Dead – Samson And Delilah – Performed Live In Concert

“Samson and Delilah“ is a traditional song based on the Biblical tale of Samson and his betrayal by Delilah….and its best known performer is perhaps the Grateful Dead….who first performed the song live in 1976….with guitarist Bob Weir singing lead vocals…..as it was frequently played live by the Dead…..while the 1977 album Terrapin Station featured a studio recording of the song. Although Weir…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Jesus Its Just Alright – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Jesus Is Just Alright“ is a gospel song written by Arthur Reid Reynolds….and first recorded by Reynolds’ own group, The Art Reynolds Singers, on their 1966 album, Tellin’ It Like It Is…..as the song’s title makes use of the American slang term “all-right”….which during the 1960’s was used to describe something that was considered ‘cool’ or very good. The song…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Lord Keep Me Singing – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

As we listen to Ray Charles sing “Lord Keep Me Singing” while in concert live at Austin City Limits in 1980….we realized how much we identify with the words of the song…..which causes us to chime in with the request in the title and the words of the song….cuz we agree, “Lord, let Brother Ray keep on singing”. …

Music – 1979 – Judy Garland – Battle Hymn Of The Republic + Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Sung By Female Impersonator Craig Russell

Rich Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor…..who has been nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”…..and was extremely popular in the 1970’s and 1980’s…..during which time he hosted many hour long television specials….as well as special events covered by the networks….where Little would showcase many of the best impressionists and impersonators that were around at the time….. which…

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Operator Get Me Jesus On The Line – Performed Live In Concert

Every now and then, as I sit at my desk today….while hard at work posting more videos onto my site here at ImaSportsphile….and as is typical when posting, I have music playing while I am working….and today’s music actually moved me to write this copyy as a Happy Birthday note to me….as I turn 73…

Music – 1979 – Donnie Harper + The Voices Of Tomorrow – Sing Sing A Song – Sung Live On Stage In NYC

“Sing“ is a 1971 song written by Joe Raposo for the children’s television show Sesame Street….as its  signature song…..which gained popularity in 1973 when performed by the Carpenters….who made it a # 3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Raposo was one of the staff songwriters on Sesame Street….as the song became one of the most popular on the program….which was sung…

Music – 1978 – Paul Simon + Charles Grodin – Bridge Over Troubled Water – Sung Live On Stage In NYC

“Bridge over Troubled Water“ is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel….which was produced by the duo and Roy Halee….as the song was released as the follow-up single to “The Boxer” in January 1970….while the song is featured on their fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water in 1970. Composed by singer-songwriter Paul Simon….the song is performed on piano and…

Music – 1978 – The Band – The Weight + Old Time Religion + The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down

The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group including Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals, fiddle), Garth Hudson (keyboards, accordion, saxophone), Richard Manuel (keyboards, drums, vocals), Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals) and Levon Helm (drums, vocals, mandolin, guitar). The members of the Band first came together as rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins’s Toronto, Ontario-based backing group, The Hawks, which they joined one by one between 1958 and 1963. In 1964, they separated from Hawkins…