Music – 1979 – Art Garfunkel – Crying In My Sleep Sung Live On Stage In New York City

“Crying in My Sleep“ was the second single released from Squeeze‘s ninth album, Play….while in the U.S….it was released only as a single-track, promotional CD….which reached # 14 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.  Squeeze are a British rock band that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave period of the late 1970’s….who continued recording in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the…

Music – 1979 – Bob Dylan – When You Gonna Wake Up – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty years…..with much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960’s….when songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963) and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (1964) became anthems for the civil rights movement and anti-war movement. His lyrics…

Music – 1978 – Paul Simon – Slip Sliding Away – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor…..whose musical career has spanned seven decades. He reached fame and commercial success as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel….which  was formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel….as the duo was originally known as Tom & Jerry. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs….which included three that…

Music – 1978 – Jackson Browne – The Pretender – Performed Live On Stage In NYC

“The Pretender“ is a song written and performed by American rock performer Jackson Browne….while being featured on his 1976 album The Pretender…..which was composed, according to Browne, in a number of locations….with part in Los Angeles….additionally within a rented store-front in North Hollywood….and in a “tacky” hotel in Hawaii. Browne is quoted to have claimed that the song was almost complete before he had discovered…

Music – 1982 – Roy Orbison – Oh Pretty Woman – Live On Stage In NYC – With John Belushi

“Oh, Pretty Woman” or “Pretty Woman“ is a song recorded by Roy Orbison….which was written by Orbison and Bill Dees…..and was released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records….where it spent three weeks at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100….which was also the second single by Orbison to top the US charts….plus, it was also Orbison’s third single to top…

Music – 1977 – Janis Ian – At Seventeen – Performed Live On Stage In Concert

Janis Ian is an American singer-songwriter….who was most commercially successful in the 1960’s and 1970’s….with her most widely recognized song, “At Seventeen”….as seen performed in this video herewith…. was released as a single from her 1975 album Between the Lines….which reached # 1 on the Billboard chart. Being from New York City, Ian entered the American folk music scene while still a…

Music – 1977 – Bill Murray + The Singing Dogs – Hava Nagila + The Age Of Aquarius

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker and writer…..who first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live…..in a series of performances that earned him his first Emmy Award…as evidenced by his “singing dogs” act seen in this video herewith…..where his dogs perform Hava Nagila and The Age Of Aquarius.  Later, Murray starred in so really classic comedy films such as Meatballs in 1979….Caddyshack in 1980….  Stripes…

Music – 1977 – Billy Preston – Fancy Lady – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Billy Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel…..as Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960’s….during which time he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Rev. James Cleveland and The Beatles. He went on to achieve fame as a solo artist….with hit singles such as “That’s the Way God…

Music – 1977 – Steve Martin – King Tut – Performed And Sung Live On Stage In NYC

“King Tut“ is a novelty song performed by Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons….who were actually members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band….when it was released as a single in 1978….which sold over a million copies…while reaching # 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Martin previewed the song in a live performance during the April 22, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live…..as seen in this video herewith. The…