The Fabulous Thunderbirds are an American blues rock band formed in Austin, Texas in 1974…..when after performing for several years in the Austin blues scene, the band won a recording contract with  Takoma/Chrysalis Records….and later signed with Epic Records…..as their first two albums were released in 1979 and 1980….with Kim Wilson‘s lead vocals and harmonica, Jimmie Vaughan as lead guitarist, and Keith Ferguson on bass guitar…..while Mike Buck was…

Music – 1986 – Playing Of TAPS – Start Of Indy 500 Race In Salute To Those Who Died – With Jim McKay

“Taps“ is a bugle call played at dusk….during flag ceremonies….at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces….and at any event that salutes those that have passed…..which is played by a single bugle or trumpet. It is also performed often at Girl Guide, Girl Scout and Boy Scout meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield‘s Lullaby“….or by the first line of…

Music – 1987 – Cindy Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – As Proof Is Provided At The MLB Ballpark

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun“ is a song written and first recorded in 1979 by American musician Robert Hazard….which is better known as a single by American singer Cyndi Lauper….whose version was released in 1983…..as it was the first major single released by Lauper as a solo artist….and the lead single from her debut studio album She’s So Unusual also in…

Music – 1987 – Ginette Reno – O Canada – At Rendez Vous 87 With NHL All Stars Vs USSR National Team

Ginette Reno is a Canadian Québécois author, composer, singer and actress…..who has received nominations for the Genie and Gemini Awards…..and is a multi-recipient of the Juno Award…..while being a gold and platinum selling Canadian musician….who recorded in both English and French. Her biggest hit in English was her 1970 song “Beautiful Second Hand Man”….which reached # 2 on the RPM singles chart for a week in November 1970….and the song…

Music – 1987 – Sing Along Song – My Old Kentucky Home – Sang At 113th Running Of The Kentucky Derby

The 1987 Kentucky Derby was the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby….as the race took place on May 2, 1987…..with 130,532 people in attendance,,,,,and carried in its entirety by ABC Sports….in a race that was won by Alysheba with jocky Chris McCarron in the saddle in a time of 2:03.40….while Bet Twice came in 2nd (Place position)….as Avies Copy placed 3rd (Show…

Music – 1987 – MLB Novelty Song – Wave Busters – Lost In A Fury Of Waves So Who Are You Gonna Call

Every now and then, we get a video that rolls up to be posted which doesn’t offer any type of research assistance….cuz nothing has been written in regards to the subject material of that video….so, that is when we get to do some “creative writing” ….so, here goes, cuz this video is one of those.  The…

Music – 1987 – John Davidson – Star Spangled Banner – Rose Bowl Classic – Michigan Vs Arizona State

John Davidson is an American actor, singer and game-show host known for hosting That’s Incredible!, Time Machine and Hollywood Squares in the 1980’s….and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991…..as he went on to work in various television roles including sitcoms, game shows, variety shows, and talk shows. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Davidson was a successful recording artist….who recorded 12 albums for Columbia Records….where he enjoyed his…

Music – 1987 – Liza Minnelli – New York New York – Put To Highlights Super Bowl XXI After NY Giants Win The Title

“New York, New York“ is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York in 1977….which was composed by John Kander….with lyrics by Fred Ebb….which was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli…..as it remains still today in 2020, one of the best-known songs about New York City…..when in an A&E Biography, composers Kander and Ebb stated on the episode about Liza…

Music – 1988 – Trumpeter Herb Albert – Start Spangled Banner – Super Bowl XXII – Redskins Vs Brocos

Herb Alpert is an American trumpet jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass or TJB….who is also a recording industry executive….while being the “A” of A&M Records….which is a recording label he and business partner  Jerry Moss founded….and eventually sold to PolyGram.  Alpert also has created abstract expressionist   paintings and sculpture over two decades,…