Music – 1983 – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – Performed Live On Stage At The Pasadena Civic Center

“Billie Jean“ is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on January 2, 1983, as the second single from Jackson’s sixth studio album, Thriller (1982).  It was written and composed by Jackson…while being produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones….as “Billie Jean” blends  post-disco, rhythm and blues, funk and dance-pop. The lyrics describe a woman, Billie Jean, who claims that the narrator is…

“Ophelia“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson of The Band….which was first released by the group on their 1975 album Northern Lights – Southern Cross…..as it was the lead single from the album. It has also appeared on several of the group’s live and compilation albums….and has been covered by such artists as Vince Gill and My Morning Jacket. The lyrics tell of the singer’s attempt…

Music – 1983 – Smokey Robinson – You Better Shop Around + Tears Of A Clown – Live At MoTown 25th Anv

“The Tears of a Clown“ is a song written by Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder….and was originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label….which was a subsidiary of Motown….as it first appeared on the 1967 album Make It Happen…..when it was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in July 1970….and it became a # 1 hit on…

Music – 1952 – Hank Williams – You Win Again

“You Win Again“ is a 1952 song by Hank Williams….which in style, the song is a blues ballad and deals with the singer’s despair with his partner. The song has been widely covered, including versions by Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. Hank Williams recorded “You Win Again” on July 11, 1952….which was one…

Music – 1964 – Hank Williams Sr – Lovesick Blues – Performed In Movie Your Cheatin Heart

“Lovesick Blues“ is a show tune written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills…..as the song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest…..and was recorded by Emmett Miller in 1925 and 1928…..and later by country music singer Rex Griffin…..as the recordings by Griffin and Miller inspired Hank Williams to perform the song during his first appearances on the Louisiana Hayride radio show in 1948…..and after receiving an enthusiastic…

Music – 1977 – Bonnie Raitt – Runaway – Performed Live In Concert

“Runaway“ is a # 1 Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961….as it was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook….and became a major international hit…..which is # 472 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, compiled in 2010.   Singer-guitarist Charles Westover and keyboard player Max Crook performed together as members of “Charlie Johnson and the Big Little…

Music – 1977 – Earl Scruggs Revue – My Tennessee Mountain Home – Played Live At Austin City Limits

In early 1969, Earl Scruggs formed the Earl Scruggs Revue….which consisted of two of his sons, Randy (guitar) and Gary (bass)…..and later Vassar Clements (fiddle), Josh Graves (Dobro) and Scruggs’ youngest son, Steve (drums)….as seen in this video herewith….while playing live at Austin City Limits.  On November 15, 1969, Scruggs performed live with the newly formed…

Music – 1977 – Fleetwood Mac – Gold Dust Woman – Black Widow Mix Featuring Stevie Nicks

“Gold Dust Woman“ is a song from the best-selling Fleetwood Mac album Rumours….which was written and sung by Stevie Nicks….and released as a B-side to the “Don’t Stop” single in the UK….and the “You Make Loving Fun” single in the US…..whereas, the 2004 two-disc special edition release of Rumours  includes two demos of “Gold Dust Woman”…..with one demo featuring vocal melody and lyrics in…

Music – 1977 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Sung Live On ACL

What is The Family today on Christmas Eve in 2019 to Willie Nelson….was The Family Band back in 1977 when this video was recorded….for The Family have been Willie’s touring and recording group for as long as Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has known the Austin icon….which dates back to the mid-1970’s in Austin….as Bone Daddy played golf in a Doug…