Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain – Live On ACL Stage

“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain“ is a song written by songwriter Fred Rose….while being originally performed by Roy Acuff….as the song has been covered by many artists including Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Russell, and Charley Pride….and most notably, the song was recorded by Willie Nelson as part of his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger….when both the song and album became iconic in country…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Cruisin With The Deuce – Live In Concert

Quarterflash is an American rock group formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon….as the band was originally made up of the two current members, Orinda Sue “Rindy” Ross (lead vocals and saxophone) and her husband Marv Ross (guitars), along with Jack Charles (guitars), Rick DiGiallonardo (keyboards), Rich Gooch (electric bass) and Brian David Willis (drums and percussion). Having a lead singer…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Find Another Fool – Live In Concert

Quarterflash is the debut album of American rock band Quarterflash….which was released in 1981 on Geffen Records…. and features the single, “Harden My Heart”….which reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot 100….while also reaching # 1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart…..as the follow-up single from the album was “Find Another Fool”….which reached # 16 on the Hot 100….and is seen in…

1982 – Music – Paul Simon – American Tune – Performed Live In Concert

“American Tune“ is a song by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon….which was the third single  from his third studio album, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon in 1973….and released on Columbia Records. The song, a meditation on the American experience, is based on the melody of the hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”….as the song reached # 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. “The…

Music – 1981 – The Sounds Of Nassau Bahamas – Set To Highlights Of Ali Vs Berbick Prefight

The Drama in Bahamas was a ten-round boxing match….which took place between Muhammad Ali and  Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981….as Ali was 39 years old at this time…. and Berbick was 27 years old. The fight went the distance with Berbick winning through a unanimous decision on points. This was Ali’s last boxing match.  Nassau is the capital and largest city…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Aint It Funny How Time Slips Away – Live At ACL

Can you imagine the joy of playing music with someone for the better part of 70 years….what joy and comfort that comes from spending that much time with another person doing the thing you love most…. playing music with your friends!?!….which brings up the question of how it would feel when you were the  one…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles & The Raelettes – Hit The Road Jack – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Hit the Road Jack” is a song written by the rhythm and blues artist Percy Mayfield….which was first recorded in 1960 as an a cappella demo sent to Art Rupe…..but became famous after it was recorded by the singer-songwriter-pianist Ray Charles with The Raelettes vocalist Margie Hendrix….after which it  eventually became one of Charles’ signature songs. Charles’s recording hit # 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961…..while…

Music – 1980 – The Blues Brothers – Jail House Rock – Sung At End Of Their Movie Review Of Actors

“Jailhouse Rock“ is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller….which became a hit for Elvis Presley…..after his RCA Victor release of the song on a 45 rpm single in 1957….as the song had a film release for Presley’s motion picture under the same name, Jailhouse Rock. Rolling Stone magazine included it at # 67 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer) – Live At ACL

“Stay a Little Longer” is a Western swing dance tune written by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan. The title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Stay all night, stay a little longer, Dance all night, dance a little longer, Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner, Don’t see why you can’t stay a little longer. The…