Music – 1985 – Elton John – Can I Get A Witness – Live On Stage At Live Aid In London

Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on Saturday July 13, 1985……in coordination with an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative. The original event was organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine…..which was billed as the “global jukebox”  when the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England, United Kingdom and  was attended by about…

Music – 1976 – The Grateful Dead – Samson And Delilah – Performed Live In Concert

“Samson and Delilah“ is a traditional song based on the Biblical tale of Samson and his betrayal by Delilah….and its best known performer is perhaps the Grateful Dead….who first performed the song live in 1976….with guitarist Bob Weir singing lead vocals…..as it was frequently played live by the Dead…..while the 1977 album Terrapin Station featured a studio recording of the song. Although Weir…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – You Belong To Me – Featuring Michael McDonald – Farewell Tour

“You Belong to Me“ is a song written by American singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Michael McDonald….which was originally recorded by McDonald’s rock group The Doobie Brothers for their seventh studio album, Livin’ on the Fault Line in 1977….and then the song was made famous by Simon herself….when she recorded it for her seventh studio album, Boys in the Trees in 1978…..which was  released as the album’s lead…

Music – 1984 – John Williams Boston Pops – Beethoven Ode To Joy – Highlights Of The L A Olympics

For a Sportsphile, there is nothing more magical than a really great piece of music put to highlights of really outstanding athletic endeavors….for this combination of music and sport is truly a match made in Heaven….so, when a Sportsphile gets to watch a video clip like this one….where legendary ABC Olympic  sportscaster Jim McKay introduces…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Jesus Its Just Alright – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Jesus Is Just Alright“ is a gospel song written by Arthur Reid Reynolds….and first recorded by Reynolds’ own group, The Art Reynolds Singers, on their 1966 album, Tellin’ It Like It Is…..as the song’s title makes use of the American slang term “all-right”….which during the 1960’s was used to describe something that was considered ‘cool’ or very good. The song…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – England Swings (Like A Pendulum Do) – Sung Live On Stage At ACL

“England Swings (Like a Pendulum Do)” is a 1965 country music song written and performed by Roger Miller….of which the single was Miller’s eleventh hit on the US country chart where it peaked at # 3….and on the Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at # 8….as it was Miller’s second # 1 on the Easy Listening chart….  whereas, Petula Clark from the Colour My World album and Pat Boone both…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – China Grove – Performed Live At Farewell Concert

“China Grove“ is a song on the Doobie Brothers’ 1973 album The Captain and Me…..which was written and sung by original main singer/songwriter Tom Johnston….as the song reached # 15 on the  Billboard Hot 100.  While there is a real China Grove, Texas….Johnston’s lyrics about the community are fictional….and like many songs by Johnston….the music was composed and developed before…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Black Water – Performed Live On Stage At Farewell Concert

“Black Water“ is a song recorded by the American music group The Doobie Brothers from their 1974 album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits….as the track features its composer Patrick Simmons on lead vocals….which in mid-March 1975 became the first of the two Doobie Brothers’ # 1 hit singles…. when Simmons would recall that he chanced on the basic guitar lick for “Black Water”….while…

Music – 1983 – Doobie Brothers – I Keep Forgetting Every Time Youre Near – With Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist and record producer….who was known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands The Doobie Brothers (1975-1982, 1987, 2019-present) and Steely Dan (1974)….as McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with The Doobie Brothers….which included “What a Fool Believes”, “Minute By Minute” and “Takin’ It to the Streets”. McDonald has also…