Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Sung Live In Concert

In 1982 Joe Cocker recorded the duet “Up Where We Belong” with Jennifer Warnes for the soundtrack of the film An Officer and a Gentleman…..as the song became an international hit….while reaching # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart….and winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo….plus, the duet also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song….and…

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Music – 1983 – Jerry Jeff Walker – London Homesick Blues – Played With Scrolling Of The ACL Credits

This post is dedicated to Cody M ….who is very appreciated fan of ImaSportsphile….who responds to dank near every Austin City Limits video we post….which amounts to hundreds of ACL videos….as Cody M always asks questions like “Do you have the entire ACL program in 1980 with Ray Charles?….or….“Do you have the opening with to ACL with Alvin Crow playing on…

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Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboys – Holding Back The Time – Performed Live At ACL

Ed Bruce is an American country music songwriter, singer and actor….who is best known for writing the 1975 song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”….and recording the 1982 country # 1 hit “You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had”. He also co-starred in the television series Bret Maverick with James Garner during the 1981-82 season.…

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Music – 1983 – Blues Pianist Robert Shaw – Piggly Wiggly + Do The Mess Around + Playing In The Grass

Robert Shaw (August 9, 1908 – May 18, 1985) was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist….who was best known for his 1963 album, The Ma Grinder…..as Shaw was born in Stafford, Texas….while being  the son of farm owners Jesse and Hettie Shaw….whereas the family also owned a Steinway grand piano… on which his sisters had lessons in playing….but Shaw’s father was against allowing his son to learn the instrument. Shaw…

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Music – 1982 – Rock N Roll Photography – With Photographers Lisa Law + Baron Wolman

Lisa Law is an American photographer and filmmaker….who is best known for her photographic chronicles of the counterculture era and rock n roll…..as Law is also the author of the book and documentary film Flashing on the Sixties. Law’s career as a photographer began in the early sixties….when she landed a job as an assistant to the manager of the Kingston Trio, Frank Werber….who…

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Music – 1982 – The Police With Sting – Living In A Material World

The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977….and for most of their history, the group consisted of primary songwriter Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion)….as The Police became globally popular in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s….while emerging in the British new wave scene….where they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae and jazz. Considered one of the leaders…

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Music – 1983 – Gregory Hines + Steve Martin Tap Dance And Sing To Ready For Love – Live On NYC Stage

Since we have tons of Steve Martin content here at ImaSportsphile….we are going to focus on his “song and dance” partner as seen in this video herewith….where the extremely talented Steve Martin joins the equally extremely talented Gregory Hines….in a live stage performance of the tap dance standard,“Ready For Love”…..so, we are going to focus on…

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TV Ads – 1982 – USA Network Promo Of Upcoming Events In Sports + Music + Night Flight Music Credits

USA Network is currently an American pay television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBC Universal, a subsidiary of Comcast…..which was originally launched in 1977 as Madison Square Garden Sports Network….while being one of the first national sports cable television channels….then it was relaunched as USA Network in 1980.  Once a minor player in basic-tier pay television….which has steadily…

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Music – 1982 – The Neighborhoods – Just Ask Her – Sung During USA Network Boston Rocks Special

The Neighborhoods are a Boston rock band formed in 1978…..who earned local fame by playing regularly at Boston venues such as The Rat….while winning the WBCN Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble in 1979….after beating out La Peste, Mission of Burma and others…..as their 1980 debut single, “Prettiest Girl”, was a local hit. The band broke up for a short time between 1980-1981….but reformed in 1982 with bassist Lee…

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