Music – 1985 – Larry Gatlin – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Stanley Cup Finals – Oilers Vs Fyersl

Larry Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter. As part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy.  He achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles by combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers.  As their fame grew, the band became known…

Comedy – 1985 – Smothers Brothers Young Comedian Show – Featuring Maureen Murphy

Maureen Murphy, also known as Mauro Murphy, is an Australian comedian, actress, and celebrity who was popular in the United States during the 1980’s….when she appeared on HBO’s Young Comedians Show with the Smothers Brothers….as seen in this video herewith….as this performance was Mauro’s first live television appearance in the US.  Maureen Murphy also appeared on The Tonight…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavywt Title – Spinks Vs Holmes Fight 1 Decision + Post Fight Interviews

Every time that we here at ImaSportsphile see anything having to do with the first Michael Spinks verses Larry Holmes heavyweight title fight…..smoke comes out of our ears, cuz the outcome of this fight really lights a fire in our bellies.  You see, we live by a standard operating procedure around here being that there…

Music – 1983 – Jose Feliciano – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At The Holmes Vs Williams Heavywt Title Fight

We at ImaSportsphile are extremely fortunate to have literally hundreds of renditions of the National Anthem of the United States of America….The Star Spangled Banner…..which have been sung by a wide variety of singers….with some that are inspiring….while others are sometimes difficult to listen to….however, this rendition by Jose Feliciano is absolutely beautiful, brilliant and…

Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – Played At N I T Semifinals Game

The University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB)….is also known as the Show Band of the Southwest….which also includes the marching band of The University of Texas at Austin. The Longhorn Band was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games….for various Texas…

Boxing – 1985 – US National Amateur Championships – With CBSs Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

USA Boxing is the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing….which is overseen by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Boxing Association (AIBA)….which also sets its rules. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, USA Boxing is a non-profit organization responsible for the administration, development and promotion of Olympic-style boxing in the United States.  USA Boxing, formerly known as the United…

Music – 1974 – Frank Sinatra – My Way – With Career Highlights Of Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors

 “My Way“ is a song popularized in 1969 by Frank Sinatra…..while Its lyrics were written by Paul Anka….and set to the music of the French song “Comme d’habitude”….which was co-composed and co-written with Jacques Revaux….and performed in 1967 by Claude François….while Anka’s English lyrics are unrelated to the original French song. The song was a success for a variety…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Light Heavyweight Bout – Rick Myers Vs Evander Holyfield – With Al Albert

Evander Holyfield started out professionally as a light heavyweight with a televised win in six rounds over Lionel Byarm at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 1984….then on January 20, 1985, he won another six-round decision over Eric Winbush in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On March 13, he knocked out Fred Brown in the first round in…

Boxing – 1985 – WBC Super Featherwt Title – Dwight Pratchett Vs Julio Cesar Chavez – Thru 4 Rnds

Julio César Chávez (born July 12, 1962) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 2005….while becoming one of the greatest boxers of all time….a true legend of boxing…..who without question is the best Mexican boxer of all time along with Salvador Sanchez. A  multiple-time world champion in three weight divisions, Chávez was listed by The Ring magazine as the…