Music – 1977 – Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers – Broken Lady – Sung Live On Austin City Limits

Larry Gatlin is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter…..who as part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy, achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles….and as their fame grew, the band became known as Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Larry Gatlin is known for his rich falsetto singing…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Get Off Its The End Of The Line – Live At ACL

Remembering Johnny Gimble is an easy thing to do if you’re from the area known as Central Texas….especially if you happen to love what is call “Texas swing music” in the Hill Country where ImaSportsphile was spawned….cuz Johnny was without a doubt the best fiddler in those hills….plus, he was a genuinely nice guy….who always seemed to…

Music – 1979 – Elton John – Back In The USSR + Saturday Nites Alright + Sure Plays A Mean Pinball – Live On Tour In Soviet Union

“Back in the U.S.S.R.“ is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that opens their 1968 double album The Beatles….which is also known as the “White Album”….which was written by Paul McCartney and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership….as the song is in the rock and roll style and is a parody of Chuck Berry’s “Back in the U.S.A.” ….and the Beach Boys’ “California Girls”.  The…

Music – 1978 – Charlie Daniels Band – Texas – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Charlie Daniels is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist….who was known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass music…..as he is best known for his # 1 country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”….for Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950’s.  He was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in…

Music – 1979 – Jerry Jeff Walker – Performs Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Jerry Jeff Walker is an American country, pop, ballads, rock n roll singer and songwriter. ….who is best known for writing “Mr. Bojangles”….as Walker’s maternal grandparents played for square dances in the Oneonta, N Y area….with his grandmother, Jessie Conroe, playing piano….while his grandfather played fiddle.  During the late 1950’s, Jerry Jeff was a member of a local Oneonta teen…

Music – 1978 – John Prine – Performing Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

John Prine is an American country folk singer-songwriter…..who has been active as a composer, recording artist and live performer since the early 1970’s….and is known for an often humorous style of country music that has elements of protest and social commentary. Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of 14….when he attended classes at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Performing Live At Austin City Limits

Johnny Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015) was an American country musician associated with Western swing….who was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre…..and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 in the early influences category as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Band…..while being posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in…

Music – 1979 – Joe Ely – On Stage Live At Austin City Limits

Joe Ely is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll….who has had a genre-crossing career….while performing with Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Los Super Seven, the Chieftains and James McMurtry….which was in addition to his early work with the Clash…..with more recent acoustic tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and Guy Clark. Ely spent his formative years from age 12 in Lubbock, Texas, and attended Monterey High School…..for…

Music – 1979 – Charley Pride – Live At Austin City Limits

Charley Pride is an American singer, musician, guitarist, business owner and former professional baseball player….whose 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 from 1966 to 1987, he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart …..of which 30 made it to # 1.…