Music 1975 – Todd Rundgren & Utopia – Love is the Answer + You May Think That I’m A Fool

Utopia is an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren. During its first three years, the group was a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren’s Utopia.  Most of the members in this early incarnation also played on Rundgren’s solo albums of the period up to 1975….but by 1976, the group was known simply as…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio Live – Hard Traveling + I Wanna Go Home + Takes A Worried Man + MTA

This 1978 performance of The Kingston Trio features a wonderful medley of their most popular songs ….including “I’ve Been Doing Some Hard Travelin’”, “I Wanna Go Home”, “The Worried Man Blues” and “M.T.A.” ….which all bring back wonderful memories of music in the late 1950’s and 1960’s to anyone who grew up with the music of The Kingston Trio .…

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 – 1986 – John Williams And Boston Pops – Stars & Stripes Forever + The Washington Post

At the Liberty Weekend Celebration in New York Harbor on July 4, 1986…..conductor John Williams And the Boston Pops Orchestra performs throughout the entire USA Independence Day celebration….with one particular segment that of the celebration that provides a rousing American feeling while performing two famous John Phillip Souza marches….The Stars and Stripes Forever and The Washington Post…

Music – 1986 – Whitney Houston – The Greatest Love Of All – Performed At Liberty Weekend

Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress…..who was cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records….and remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide.  She released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums….all of which have been…

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…