Music – 1978 – The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden + Respectable + Shattered + Brown Sugar – Live On SNL

“Beast of Burden“ is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones….which was featured on the 1978 album Some Girls….when in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song # 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”….and # 433 on the “500 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of All Time.” A “beast of burden” is an animal, usually domesticated, that labors…

Music – 1986 – Melissa Manchester – Rhapsody In Blue + The Man I Love + Ive Got Rhythm + Summer Time

Melissa Manchester is an American singer-songwriter and actress…. whose songs have been carried by adult contemporary radio stations since the 1970’s….that’s dang near 50 years folks….plus, she has appeared on television, in films, and on stage.  Melissa studied songwriting at New York University with Paul Simon…. and played the Manhattan club scene….where she was discovered by Barry Manilow….who introduced her to Bette Midler….and…

MLB – 1986 – World Series Red Sox Vs Mets Game 3 Top Of 1st Inning – With Vin Scully + Joe Garagiola

The Mets bounced back from their early-series sluggishness in the top of the first inning….when Lenny Dykstra led off with a home run to give the Mets an early lead…..then after two singles, Gary Carter followed with an RBI double….and Danny Heep drove in two runners with a single to give the Mets a 4 – 0 lead in the first…

MLB – 1984 -One Man Play – Act 1 – Max Gail Plays Babe Ruth On Broadway In The Babe

The 1984 one-man play The Babe starring Max Gail opened on Broadway on May 17, 1984….as the 1st Act is seen in the video herewith…..and the play closed after 5 performances on May 20th the same year…..so, maybe it wasn’t the play or the acting in such a short life as 3 days….for just maybe it was…

MLB – 1964 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Highlights World Series Game 1 – NY Yankees Vs St Louis Cards

The 1964 World Series pitted the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals against the American League champion New York Yankees….with the Cardinals prevailing in the best of seven games. St. Louis won their 7th world championship….while the Yankees, who had appeared in 14 of 16 World Series since 1949…..did not play in the Series again until 1976. The Cardinals’ scouting report indicated that injuries…

NFL – 1985 – Pete Axethelm Predicts Bears Will Shut Out Giants And Why In NFC Divisional Playoffs

DOG ASIDE: Pete Axthelm (August 27, 1943 – February 2, 1991) was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and its Inside Sports….when during the 1980’s, his knowledge of sports and journalistic skill aided him in becoming a sports commentator for The NFL on NBC and NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN.  Pete Axethelm went to work for Newsweek in 1968 and covered the Summer Olympics in Mexico…

Comedy – 1979 – Skit – Dangerous But Inept – The Story Of Squeaky And Her Attempt On Presidents Life

DOG ASIDE: This Saturday Night Live  comedy skit features Jane Curtain as host of Dangerous But Inept in an interview with Squeaky (Laraine Newman)…..whose attempt on the President’s life….along with her long time relationship with the Mansen family…..prompted her appearance on this program….as once again, the cast of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players….Laraine Newman and Jane Curtain….in this…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Welcome To The 3 Rs – With Guest Michael Micinos And His Daughter Colleen

DOG ASIDE:  In this SNL skit from a 1978 telecast of Saturday Night Live….Jane Curtain is the head of the New York State Board of Regents….who interviews Mr. Michael Micinos (John Belushi), a Greek-American, who is joined at the interview by his daughter Colleen (Gilda Radner)….a man who has filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against…