TV Ads – 1982 – USA Network Promo Of Upcoming Events In Sports + Music + Night Flight Music Credits

USA Network is currently an American pay television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBC Universal, a subsidiary of Comcast…..which was originally launched in 1977 as Madison Square Garden Sports Network….while being one of the first national sports cable television channels….then it was relaunched as USA Network in 1980.  Once a minor player in basic-tier pay television….which has steadily…

Music – 1982 – The Neighborhoods – Just Ask Her – Sung During USA Network Boston Rocks Special

The Neighborhoods are a Boston rock band formed in 1978…..who earned local fame by playing regularly at Boston venues such as The Rat….while winning the WBCN Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble in 1979….after beating out La Peste, Mission of Burma and others…..as their 1980 debut single, “Prettiest Girl”, was a local hit. The band broke up for a short time between 1980-1981….but reformed in 1982 with bassist Lee…

Music – 1982 – J Giels Band – Love Stinks – USA Network Night Flight Special

“Love Stinks“ is a song written by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman….which was the title track of the J. Geils Band’s 1980 album by the same name….as the song was released as a single….while peaking in the US at # 38….and spending three weeks in the Top 40…..plus, in Canada, the song reached # 15. Joan Jett covered the song for the…

Music – 1981 – Earl Thomas Conley – Somewhere Between Right And Wrong

Earl Thomas Conley (October 17, 1941 – April 10, 2019) was an American country music singer and songwriter….who between 1980 and 2003 recorded ten studio albums….with seven for RCA Records….as he charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart….of which eighteen reached # 1….and since all eighteen were during the decade of the 1980’s….as Conley had the most # 1…

Music – 1982 – Cheap Tricks Live Concert – Final Song + Credits – USA Network Special

Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois….which was formed in 1973…..with the band’s classic lineup consisting of frontman Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, and drummer Bun E. Carlos. Cheap Trick released its debut album in 1977….while first finding success in Japan with the release of its second album, In Color, later in that year. The band would achieve mainstream success in…

Music – 1983 – Steve Martin Presents The American String Quarter – Bartok Concerto For Orchestra

Steve Martin is not only legendary for his comic genius…..but remarkable in his musical talent as a songwriter and musician….with special talents on the banjo…..and we at ImaSportsphile are totally fortunate to have so many videos in our Steve Martin section….especially the ones that include his comedy and his musical talent….like the one seen herewith…..as The…

Music – 1982 – J Giels Band – Bad O Rama – Featured On USA Network Night Flight Special

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

Music – 1982 – REO Speedwagon – Everybody Sees It Differently

REO Speedwagon is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois….which was formed in 1967….as the band cultivated a following during the 1970’s….while achieving significant commercial success throughout the 1980’s….when their album Hi Infidelity in 1980 contained four US Top 40 hits….and is the group’s best-selling album….with over 10 million copies sold. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than…

Music – 1982 – Night Flight Special – Grace Jones – Music + Modeling – A USA Network Special

Grace Jones is a Jamaican-American model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress….who  began her modelling career in New York state, then in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo….while appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue….as she worked with such great photographers as Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Hans Feurer….and became known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features. Beginning in 1977, Jones embarked on a music career…