Music – 1985 – Minnesota Boychoir – Oh Canada + The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At MLB All Star Game

The Minnesota Boychoir, through inspirational music and performance, develops exceptional character and musical ability in boys of many backgrounds. We nurture boys to find their voice and become leaders of the next generation. Founded in 1962, the Minnesota Boychoir is the oldest boy choir in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Boychoir’s reputation for excellence…

Music – 1985 – Pat McGuigan – Danny Boy – Sung At WBA Featherweight Title Fight Barry McGuigan Vs Benard Taylor

“Danny Boy“ is a ballad written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1913….which was set to the traditional Irish melody of “Londonderry Air”…..when in Bath, Somerset in 1910, Weatherly initially wrote the words to “Danny Boy” to a tune other than “Londonderry Air”…..after his Irish-born sister-in-law Margaret in the United States sent him a copy of “Londonderry Air” in 1913….then Weatherly modified the lyrics…

Music – 1986 – Canadian National Anthem – O Canada – Sung At Start Of The 38th NHL All Star Game

The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held February 4th at the Hartford Civic Center…… which is the  home to the Hartford Whalers…..as “O Canada“, the national anthem of Canada by an unknown singer prior to the start of the game. The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony….when Calixa Lavallée composed the music….after which, words were written by the…

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

While our Bone Daddy was at the University of Texas from 1965 – 1970…..he was a member of The ROTC Brigade….which was reserve officer training for the US Army…..whereby he would become an “officer and a gentleman” in the US Army….and because he graduated as the Viet Nam War was winding down….not over….but winding down….so, he was…

Music – 1986 – Coast Guard Academy Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – At The 38th NHL All Star Game

The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the service academy of the United States Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut….which was founded in 1876….and is the second smallest of the five U.S. service academies….as it provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study. Unlike the other service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination…

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 – 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,…

Music – 1987 – The Four Tops – Star Spangled Banner – Sung Live At The 1987 MLB All Star Game

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan….who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960’s…..as the group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes…..which were founded as the Four Aims….comprising of lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton….who remained together for over four decades….while performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel. The Four Tops were…

Music – 1986 – Broadway Start Liz Callaway – The Star Spangled Banner – At The 1986 MLB NLCS Game 2

Liz Callaway is an American singer, actress and recording artist….who is best known for having provided the singing voices of many female characters in animated films….such as Anya/Anastasia in Anastasia, Odette in The Swan Princess, Jasmine in the Aladdin sequels The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves, adult Kiara in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and a dancing napkin ring in Beauty and the Beast…..while…