Music – 1982 – The Police With Sting – Living In A Material World

The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977….and for most of their history, the group consisted of primary songwriter Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion)….as The Police became globally popular in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s….while emerging in the British new wave scene….where they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae and jazz. Considered one of the leaders…

Music – 1983 – Gregory Hines + Steve Martin Tap Dance And Sing To Ready For Love – Live On NYC Stage

Since we have tons of Steve Martin content here at ImaSportsphile….we are going to focus on his “song and dance” partner as seen in this video herewith….where the extremely talented Steve Martin joins the equally extremely talented Gregory Hines….in a live stage performance of the tap dance standard,“Ready For Love”…..so, we are going to focus on…

Music – 1982 – The Neighborhoods – Just Ask Her – Sung During USA Network Boston Rocks Special

The Neighborhoods are a Boston rock band formed in 1978…..who earned local fame by playing regularly at Boston venues such as The Rat….while winning the WBCN Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble in 1979….after beating out La Peste, Mission of Burma and others…..as their 1980 debut single, “Prettiest Girl”, was a local hit. The band broke up for a short time between 1980-1981….but reformed in 1982 with bassist Lee…

Music – 1982 – J Giels Band – Love Stinks – USA Network Night Flight Special

“Love Stinks“ is a song written by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman….which was the title track of the J. Geils Band’s 1980 album by the same name….as the song was released as a single….while peaking in the US at # 38….and spending three weeks in the Top 40…..plus, in Canada, the song reached # 15. Joan Jett covered the song for the…

Music – 1983 – Earl Thomas Conley – Somewhere Between Right And Wrong

Earl Thomas Conley (October 17, 1941 – April 10, 2019) was an American country music singer and songwriter….who between 1980 and 2003 recorded ten studio albums….with seven for RCA Records….as he charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart….of which eighteen reached # 1….and since all eighteen were during the decade of the 1980’s….as Conley had the most # 1…

Music – 1982 – Cheap Tricks Live Concert – Final Song + Credits – USA Network Special

Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois….which was formed in 1973…..with the band’s classic lineup consisting of frontman Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, and drummer Bun E. Carlos. Cheap Trick released its debut album in 1977….while first finding success in Japan with the release of its second album, In Color, later in that year. The band would achieve mainstream success in…

Music – 1982 – The Cars – Come Back To Me – USA Network Night Flight Special

The Cars were an American rock band formed in Boston in 1976….who emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970’s….as the band consisted of singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, bassist and singer Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. The Cars were at the forefront of merging 1970’s guitar-oriented rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that was then becoming…

Music – 1982 – J Giels Band – Bad O Rama – Featured On USA Network Night Flight Special

The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968 in Worcester, Massachusetts….which was  under the leadership of guitarist John “J.” Geils….as the original band members included vocalist Peter Wolf, harmonica and saxophone player Richard “Magic Dick” Salwitz, drummer Stephen Bladd, vocalist/keyboardist Seth Justman and bassist Danny Klein….while Wolf and Justman served as principal songwriters. The band played R&B-influenced blues rock during the 1970’s….and achieved commercial success before moving towards a more mainstream radio-friendly sound in…

Music – 1982 – REO Speedwagon – Everybody Sees It Differently

REO Speedwagon is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois….which was formed in 1967….as the band cultivated a following during the 1970’s….while achieving significant commercial success throughout the 1980’s….when their album Hi Infidelity in 1980 contained four US Top 40 hits….and is the group’s best-selling album….with over 10 million copies sold. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than…