Music – 1982 – J Giels Band – Bad O Rama

The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts, under the leadership of guitarist John “J.” Geils….when 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 soon achieved commercial success before moving towards a more mainstream radio-friendly sound in…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Favorite And Over Used Cliches – With Bob Costas

A cliché or cliche is an expression, idea or element of an artistic work….which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect….even to the point of being trite or irritating….especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. In phraseology, the term has taken on a more technical meaning….referring to an expression imposed…

Music – 1986 – Whitney Houston – The Greatest Love Of All – Performed At Liberty Weekend

Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress…..who was cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records….and remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide.  She released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums….all of which have been…

MLB – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seams Special – Critics Are The Beloved Enemies – With Kirk Douglas

In 1985, WTBS aired a weekly baseball television special call Baseball Behind The Seams….which was hosted by actor Kirk Douglas….who really loved baseball….and in this episode, Spartacus explores the relationship between the ballplayer and the journalist….with lots of focus on the “interview”…..as this is as much a part of baseball as what goes on in the fields of play. …

Music – 1982 – Special – Boston Rocks – In Studio With Aerosmith

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as “the Bad Boys from Boston” and “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”….whose style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock….which came to also incorporate elements of pop rock, heavy metal and rhythm and blues….while inspiring many subsequent rock artists.   They were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970 when guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band,…

Music – 1982 – Paul Simon – American Tune + The Boxer + Sound Of Silence – Live In Concert Part 2

Paul Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor….whose musical career has spanned seven decades….with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel (originally known as Tom & Jerry)…..that was formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs including three that reached #…

MLB – 1980 – World Series Game 1 Pirates Vs Orioles – Interviews With P Jim Palmer + Mgr Earl Weaver

Jim Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is a retired American right-handed pitcher…..who played all of his 19 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles from 1965 – 67 and 1969 – 84)…..and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.   Jim Palmer won 186 games in the 1970’s….which was the most wins in that decade by any MLB pitcher. He also…

MLB – 1983 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Conducting Interviews + Zany Fans + Ballpark Dogs

We have often commented on videos that come up which simply “tickle our fancy” here at ImaSportsphile….and the subjects covered in the footage of this particular Unofficial Baseball Handbook piece…..where hosts Jim, Sean and Mike cover a range of subjects commonplace in baseball, but rarely talked about.  Sean Mooney kicks off with a piece about the subject of “How…

MLB – 1984 -One Man Play – Act 1 – Max Gail Plays Babe Ruth On Broadway In The Babe

The 1984 one-man play The Babe starring Max Gail opened on Broadway on May 17, 1984….as the 1st Act is seen in the video herewith…..and the play closed after 5 performances on May 20th the same year…..so, maybe it wasn’t the play or the acting in such a short life as 3 days….for just maybe it was…