Music – 1987 – John Davidson – Star Spangled Banner – Rose Bowl Classic – Michigan Vs Arizona State

John Davidson is an American actor, singer and game-show host known for hosting That’s Incredible!, Time Machine and Hollywood Squares in the 1980’s….and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991…..as he went on to work in various television roles including sitcoms, game shows, variety shows, and talk shows. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Davidson was a successful recording artist….who recorded 12 albums for Columbia Records….where he enjoyed his…

Music – 1988 – Trumpeter Herb Albert – Start Spangled Banner – Super Bowl XXII – Redskins Vs Brocos

Herb Alpert is an American trumpet jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass or TJB….who is also a recording industry executive….while being the “A” of A&M Records….which is a recording label he and business partner  Jerry Moss founded….and eventually sold to PolyGram.  Alpert also has created abstract expressionist   paintings and sculpture over two decades,…

Music – 1987 – The Four Tops – Star Spangled Banner – Sung Live At The 1987 MLB All Star Game

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan….who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960’s…..as the group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes…..which were founded as the Four Aims….comprising of lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton….who remained together for over four decades….while performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel. The Four Tops were…

Music – 1986 – Broadway Start Liz Callaway – The Star Spangled Banner – At The 1986 MLB NLCS Game 2

Liz Callaway is an American singer, actress and recording artist….who is best known for having provided the singing voices of many female characters in animated films….such as Anya/Anastasia in Anastasia, Odette in The Swan Princess, Jasmine in the Aladdin sequels The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves, adult Kiara in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and a dancing napkin ring in Beauty and the Beast…..while…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – USA Valerie Briscoe Hooks Gold Medal Ceremony Women 400m

Valerie Brisco-Hooks was an Olympic track and field athlete at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where  she became only the 2nd American woman, after Wilma Rudolph, to win three gold medals in track….and becoming the first Olympian (female or male) to win gold medals in both the 200- and 400-meter races at a single Olympics. Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was at…

Music – 1984 – The Star Spangled Banner – Equestrian Gold Medal For USA Joe Fargis & Touch Of Class

Before the 1982 World Championships, the American equestrian team went to Hickstead….as a warm-up for the event….when Joe Fargis had a fall that broke his leg….and he was sidelined for much of the rest of the year….but by fall 1982, Fargis was competing again….while riding the mare Touch of Class….while winning classes at Pennsylvania National,…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – Mary Lou Retton Medal Ceremony

We have compiled quite a collection of various renditions of The Star Spangled Banner here at ImaSportsphile….for ONLY in America could there be such a thing as a Sportsphile….not to mention and ImaSportsphile web page that features to date some 5300 vintage sports, comedy, music, tv specials, news and tv ads video library….so, it is only fitting…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – At L A Olympics Closing Ceremony

When I began to post this video seen herewith…..wherein the All American Olympic Band ….which is made up of 800 marching band musicians from all 50 States of the United States of America….who performed at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies….and many times in between the two…..at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….that is when I…

Music – 1984 – Rolando Biscotti – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Bramble Vs Mancini Ltwt Title Fight

“The Star-Spangled Banner“ is the national anthem of the United States of America….whereas the lyrics come from the Defence of Fort M’Henry….which was a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the then 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key…..after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812….as Key was inspired by…