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 Republic Of South Korea National Anthem – L A Olympics Closing Ceremony

“Aegukga“ (“Love Country Song”), often translated as “The Patriotic Song“, is the national anthem of South Korea….which was adopted in 1948….when the country was founded….as its music was composed in the 1930’s….with its lyrics dating back to the 1890’s.  The lyrics of “Aegukga” were originally set to the music of the Scottish song “Auld Lang Syne” before Ahn Eak-tai composed a…

Music – 1984 – Yugoslavia National Anthem – Olympic Medal Ceremony For Mens Water Polo Gold Medal

“Hey, Slavs“ is a patriotic song dedicated to the Slavic peoples ….which was used as the national anthem of various countries during the 20th century….as its lyrics were first written in 1834 under the title “Hey, Slovaks“ (“Hej, Slováci”) by Samuel Tomášik….and it has since served as the ethnic anthem of the Pan-Slavic movement….organizational anthem of the Sokol physical education and political movement….and…

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 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – USA Medal Winners At Sarajevo Olympics Hilights

“America the Beautiful“ is a patriotic song…..with the lyrics having been written by Katharine Lee Bates….while the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey….as the two never met. At various times in the more than 100 years that have elapsed since the song was written….and particularly during the John F. Kennedy administration…..there have…

Music – 1984 – The Showband Of The Southwest – It Dont Mean A Thing + Stars And Stripes Forever

As seen in this video herewith…..the University of Texas Longhorn Band performs at halftime of a 1984 SWC home football game between the Texas Longhorns and the SMU Mustangs on October 27,1984….as the Showband of the Southwest performs some wonderful marching maneuvers and complicated geometrical configurations…..while playing a delightful rendition of Duke Ellington’s famous song It Don’t Mean…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – The Greek National Anthem – Closing Ceremony L A Olympics

The “Hymn to Liberty“ or “Hymn to Freedom“ is a poem written by Dionysios Solomos in 1823….which consists of 158 stanzas….and  is used as the national anthem of Greece and Cyprus.  It was set to music by Nikolaos Mantzaros…..and is the longest national anthem in the world by length of text.  In 1865, the first three stanzas (and later the first two) officially became…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Rocking Down The Highway – Performed At Their Farewell Concert

The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California…..who have been active for five decades….with their greatest success coming in the 1970’s….as the group’s current lineup consists of founding members Tom Johnston (guitars, vocals) and Patrick Simmons (guitars, vocals), veteran member Michael McDonald (keyboards, vocals), longtime member John McFee (guitars, pedal steel, violin, backing vocals) and touring musicians including John Cowan (bass, vocals), Bill Payne  (keyboards), Marc Russo…

Music – 1984 – Romania National Anthem – Olympic Track Womens 3000m Gold Medal Of Maricica Puica

Maricica Puică is a retired Romanian middle-distance runner…..who is the 1984 Olympic champion in the 3000 meter race…..and one of the greatest female middle-distance runners of the 1980’s……as she was also a two time winner of the World Cross Country Championship in 1982 and 1984….while breaking the world record for the mile in 1982….and seen in this video herewith being presented the gold medal…