Music – 1986 – Randy Newman – Short People – Put To Highlights Of Boxer Frankie Warren

Singer / songwriter Randy Newman has written and sung many famous songs over the years to include “I Love L A”, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”, “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On”…. plus a truckload of scores for such animated movies as the entire series of “Toy Story”, “Monsters Inc”, “Cars”….along with other…

Music – 1986 – Take Me Out To The Ballgame – Sung By Youngest Fan At The 1986 World Series Game 1

Like they say in the Busch Beer commercials from back in the 1980’s….“It just doesn’t get any better than this!!”…..as seen in this video excerpt from NBC Sports broadcast of Game 1 of the 1986 MLB World Series between the Boston Red Sox verses the New York Mets….cuz the little “toe-haired, freckle faced” baseball fan that sings “Take…

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 – 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…

Music – 1986 – John Cougar Mellencamp – Aint That America – Sung To Highlights Of Super Bowls Past

John Mellencamp, previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp (seen in this video herewith) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter and actor….who is known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock….which emphasizes traditional instrumentation. Mellencamp rose to fame in the decade of the 1980’s….while “honing an almost startlingly plainspoken writing style” that, starting in 1982, yielded a…

Music – 1976 – Joe Cocker + John Belushi – Feelin’ Alright – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

“Feelin’ Alright“ is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic for their eponymous 1968 album Traffic….which was also released as a single….while reaching # 123 on the US charts….but failed to chart in the UK….after which Joe Cocker performed a more popular rendition of the song….as both Traffic’s and Cocker’s versions appear in the 2012 movie Flight. The song had…

Music – 1981 – Broadway Cast Aint Misbehaving – This Town Is Really Jumping + Hilites Super Bowl XV

This video seen herewith was part of NBC’s pregame telecast of Super Bowl XV…..as the Philadelphia Eagles took on the “Bad Boys” from Oakland….for we at ImaSportsphile are part of Raider Nation….as the game was played on January 25, 1981 at the New Orleans Superdome in the Bayou City….cuz this event carries fond memories of when our Bone Daddy,…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles – I Can See Clearly Now – Performed Live On Stage in New York City

“I Can See Clearly Now” is a song originally recorded by Johnny Nash….which was a single from the album of the same name….and achieved success in the United States and the United Kingdom….when it was released in 1972….while reaching # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart…..and covered by many artists throughout the years….including a 1993 hit version by Jimmy Cliff….who re-recorded…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles & His Original 50s Band – Ive Got A Woman + I Believe + Hit The Road Jack

“Hit the Road Jack“ is a song written by the rhythm and blues artist Percy Mayfield….which was first recorded in 1960 as an a cappella demo sent to Art Rupe…..but it became famous after it was recorded by the singer-songwriter-pianist Ray Charles with The Raelettes vocalist Margie Hendrix….and eventually became one of Charles’ signature songs. Charles’s recording hit # 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100….as “Hit the…