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 – 1986 – Suzyn Waldman – The Star Spangled Banner – At 1986 MLB ALCS Angels Vs Red Sox Game 7

Suzyn Waldman is a sportscaster and former musical theater actress….who since the 2005 season was the color commentator for New York Yankees baseball….while working with John Sterling on radio broadcasts, first for WCBS-AM…..and currently for WFAN in New York City…..as she is considered a pioneer in the male-dominated field of sports broadcasting…..while she is the third woman in Major League Baseball history to serve as a full-time color commentator on a…

Music – 1986 – Suandra Santiago – The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At The 1986 World Series Game 3

Saundra Santiago is an American actress….who is best known for her role as Detective Gina Calabrese  on the 1980’s television show Miami Vice….as well as spending three years playing the role of crime boss Carmen Santos on the long-running CBS soap opera Guiding Light…..plus, she appeared simultaneously in a recurring role on The Sopranos…..as Tony Soprano’s next door neighbor, Jeannie Cusamano….and as her twin sister,…

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 – 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 – 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 – 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…