Music – 1971 – Michael Jackson – It Was A Very Good Year – From Motown 25th Anniversary Show Special

“It Was a Very Good Year“ is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961….and originally recorded by Bob Shane with the Kingston Trio…..and it was subsequently made famous by Frank Sinatra’s version in D minor…..which won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1966….while Gordon Jenkins was awarded Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the Sinatra version. This single peaked at #…

Music – 1973 – Elton John – Candle In The Wind – With Highlights + Video Tribute To Marilyn Monroe

“Candle in the Wind“ is a threnody with music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin….which was originally written in 1973 in honor of Marilyn Monroe….who had died 11 years earlier. The original version in the key of E major appeared on John’s 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road….and was released as a single in 1974. The lyrics of the song are a…

Music – 1973 – Frank Sinatra – There Used To Be A Ballpark Right Here – Put To Ebbets Field Hilites

Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball stadium in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York….and was known mainly for having been the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team of the National League, from 1913 to 1957….but it was also home to three National Football League teams in the 1920’s. Ebbets Field was demolished in 1960 and replaced by apartment buildings. Ebbets Field was one of…

Music – 1973 – Gene Chandler – The Duke Of Earl – As Seen On Roots Of Rock N Roll Special

“Duke of Earl“ is a 1962 US # 1 song….which was originally sung by Gene Chandler…..as it is the best known of Chandler’s songs…..after which he subsequently dubbed himself “The Duke of Earl”.  The song was penned by Chandler, Bernice Williams, and Earl Edwards….and was a 2002 inductee into the Grammy Hall of Fame.  It has also been selected by The Rock and Roll…

Music – 1978 – The Star Spangled Banner – PBS Nightly Sign Off For Many Years On Television

It has been a tradition on network television since the beginning of television programming that the networks signed-off with the Star Spangled Banner…..especially on the Public Broadcasting Network (PBS)…..for it constitutes the pride that Americans have in Old Glory….the Stars and Stripes….our American flag…..for it is the perfect way to start and end a day of programming. …

Music – 1978 – Welcome To The Grand Ole Opry – Famous Introduction To The Stars Of The Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly American country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee….which  was founded on November 28, 1925 by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio “barn dance” on WSM….and is currently owned and operated by Opry Entertainment….which is a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc…..and is the longest running radio broadcast in US history…..which is dedicated to honoring country music…

Music – 1978 – The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do + My Girl + Just My Imagination

The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960’s and 1970’s…..as the group’s work with producer Norman Whitfield, began with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in October 1968….while pioneering psychedelic soul….and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music…..as the band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio – M. T. A. + Greenback Dollar -Sung Live At Coconut Grove

“M.T.A.”, often called “The MTA Song”, is a 1949 song by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Lomax Hawes….and was informally known as “Charlie on the MTA”….as the song’s lyrics tell an absurd tale of a man named Charlie trapped on Boston’s subway system….which was then known as the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The song was originally recorded as a mayoral campaign song for Progressive Party candidate Walter A. O’Brien…..while a version…

Music – 1978 – The Association – Windy + Along Comes Mary – Performed Live At The Coconut Grove

The Association is an American sunshine pop band from California….who during the late 1960’s had numerous hits at or near the top of the Billboard charts….which included “Windy”, “Cherish”, “Never My Love” and “Along Comes Mary”….with the first and latter being featured in this video herewith…..and were the lead-off band at 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival…..as they are known for intricate vocal harmonies by…