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 – 1983 – 14 Karat Soul – I’ve Got A New Baby And This Time It’s For Real – Live On Stage In NYC

The a capella group 14 Karat Soul is a vocal pop group. They have appeared or been heard in several episodes of Sesame Street….as carolers in Elmo Saves Christmas….while singing “It’s Christmas Again”….and on Sesame Street albums…..as they have also contributed vocals to the Between the Lions videos “Silent E” and “Mighty Roar That Makes ‘Em Run”…..as well as singing these songs on various episodes including “ABCs…

Music – 1983 – 14 Karat Gold – I Wish That We Were Married – Sung A-Cappella Live On Stage In New York City

14 Karat Soul is an a cappella group from East Orange, N.J….who were active making music in the 1980’s…..as they were originally a strictly doo-wop group…. but later branched out into other genres…and were featured in the 1980 Mabou Mines short film Sister Suzie Cinema….which was a 20-minute doo-wop opera by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer. The discography of 14 Karat Soul includes several albums and compilations on Pony Canyon Records for the Japanese…

Music – 1983 – Aretha Franklin – Some Day You Will Find Love – Performed At Mr. Lucky’s Nightclub

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist…..who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan….where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records….while Franklin’s career did not immediately flourish….as…

Music – 1983 – Fascination – As Steve Martin + Gilda Radner Perform A Spontaneous Dance Routine

“Fascination“ is a popular waltz song with music written in 1904 by Fermo Dante Marchetti….with lyrics written in 1905 by Maurice de Féraudy….which was first published in Hamburg (Anton J. Benjamin)….and Paris (Édition F. D. Marchetti) in 1904 in a version for piano solo (‘Valse Tzigane’)….when as a song with de Féraudy’s words….it was first performed by the French music-hall singer Paulette…

Music – 1977 – Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake – With Dance Interpretation By Modern Dancers + Ballerinas

Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76…..which despite its initial failure, has now one of the most popular ballets of all time…..as the scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales….and tells the story of Odette…..who was a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The choreographer of…

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 – 1979 – News Anchor Bill Murray Sings Happy Birthday To The Light Bulb – Live On Stage In NYC

Every now and then, we get a video that makes it difficult for us to decide what category the video should go in….as seen in this video herewith…..where comedian Bill Murray sings Happy Birthday to the light bulb on SNL’s Weekend Update News….cuz Murray is a comedic genius who often uses music to get his humor across to…

Music – 1979 – Donnie Harper + The Voices Of Tomorrow – Sing Sing A Song – Sung Live On Stage In NYC

“Sing“ is a 1971 song written by Joe Raposo for the children’s television show Sesame Street….as its  signature song…..which gained popularity in 1973 when performed by the Carpenters….who made it a # 3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Raposo was one of the staff songwriters on Sesame Street….as the song became one of the most popular on the program….which was sung…