Music – 1983 – Show Band Of The Southwest – University Of Texas Marching Band Halftime TCU Vs Texas

The University of Texas Marching Band is better known as the Show Band Of The Southwest…..which is hugely popular with ALL University of Texas students, alumni and the Longhorn fan base….and when 375 band members take the field to Texas Fight at every Longhorn football game at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin, TX…..that’s when 103,000 strong…

Music – 1986 – US Fort Knox 100th Army Band – Star Spangled Banner – At The 112th Kentucky Derby

The Fort Knox 100th Army Band performing the Star Spangled Banner at the 112th Kentucky Derby brings back fond memories to out Bone Daddy….the original Sportsphile….as he was stationed as a Lieutenant in the US Army Transportation Corp….while attending Motor Officers School at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in early 1971….and as he puts it….”I marched in several drill…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marines Have Landed On D Day In Las Vegas – Only As Don King Can Do It

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II…..which was code named Operation Neptune….but normally known as D-Day….a day in which the largest seaborne invasion in history of the world took place. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later Europe) from Nazi control….and laid the foundations of the Allied victory…

Boxing – 1985 – Don King D-Day Tribute – Marine Corp Band Presents The Colors + Plays The Star Spangled Banner

Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups.  King’s career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”….as King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard…

Music – 1985 – US Marine Corp Band – The Marines Hymn – Performed At D-Day Dynamite Boxing Event

DOG ASIDE: The United States Marine Band is the premier band of the United States Marine Corps….which was established by act of Congress on July 11, 1798….making it the oldest of the United States military bands….and the oldest professional musical organization in the United States. Today, the Marine Band also includes the Marine Chamber Orchestra and Marine Chamber Ensembles….as the Marine…