Music – 1985 – Elton John – Can I Get A Witness – Live On Stage At Live Aid In London

Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on Saturday July 13, 1985……in coordination with an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative. The original event was organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine…..which was billed as the “global jukebox”  when the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England, United Kingdom and  was attended by about…

Music – 1984 – Rolando Biscotti – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Bramble Vs Mancini Ltwt Title Fight

“The Star-Spangled Banner“ is the national anthem of the United States of America….whereas the lyrics come from the Defence of Fort M’Henry….which was a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the then 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key…..after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812….as Key was inspired by…

Music – 1976 – The Grateful Dead – Samson And Delilah – Performed Live In Concert

“Samson and Delilah“ is a traditional song based on the Biblical tale of Samson and his betrayal by Delilah….and its best known performer is perhaps the Grateful Dead….who first performed the song live in 1976….with guitarist Bob Weir singing lead vocals…..as it was frequently played live by the Dead…..while the 1977 album Terrapin Station featured a studio recording of the song. Although Weir…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – L A Olympics Dream Team Gold Medal

As I post this particular video herewith….in which the 1984 All American Olympic Band plays the “Star Spangled Banner” at the medal ceremony for men’s basketball….after the USA team receives their gold medals….and it makes me think about how times have changed since 1984….for here we are in year 2020….when athletes all over sports in America are kneeling…

Music – 1985 – Donnie Osmond – You Are Ronalds Only Diamond – As He Sings To 1st Lady Nancy Reagan

In this video seen herewith…..Donny Osmond sings “You’re Ronald’s Only Diamond” to 1st lady Nancy Reagan as the credits are rolling at the end of a program that we have no idea of what it was….albeit seems like some special occasion in the life of the 1st Lady….as we believe this was the end of a Not Necessarily…

1983 – Music – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson – Milk Cow Blues – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Milk Cow Blues“ is a blues song written and originally recorded by Kokomo Arnold in 1934….after which he recorded four sequels designated “Milk Cow Blues No. 2” through No. 5. The song made Arnold a star, and was widely adapted by artists in the blues, Western swing and rock idioms….to include Rickey Nelson, Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley, The Kinks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aerosmith,…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Stars & Stripes Forever – And The Dance Theatre Of Harlem

The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) is an American professional ballet company and school based in Harlem, New York City…..which was founded in 1969 under the co-directorship of Arthur Mitchell  and Karel Shook….while Milton Rosenstock served as the company’s music director. The Dance Theatre of Harlem is renowned for being both “the first Black classical ballet company” in the world….and “the first major ballet company to prioritize Black…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – You Belong To Me – Featuring Michael McDonald – Farewell Tour

“You Belong to Me“ is a song written by American singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Michael McDonald….which was originally recorded by McDonald’s rock group The Doobie Brothers for their seventh studio album, Livin’ on the Fault Line in 1977….and then the song was made famous by Simon herself….when she recorded it for her seventh studio album, Boys in the Trees in 1978…..which was  released as the album’s lead…

Music – 1984 – John Williams Boston Pops – Beethoven Ode To Joy – Highlights Of The L A Olympics

For a Sportsphile, there is nothing more magical than a really great piece of music put to highlights of really outstanding athletic endeavors….for this combination of music and sport is truly a match made in Heaven….so, when a Sportsphile gets to watch a video clip like this one….where legendary ABC Olympic  sportscaster Jim McKay introduces…