Music – 1986 – Unknown Singer – Oh Canada + Star Spangled Banner – Sung At MLB All Star Game

Well, it does not happen very often…..but we have a performance of the Star Spangled Banner at the 1986 Major League Baseball All Star Game….and we have no idea who the lady singing is….albeit she has a nice voice…..so if any of our visitors here at ImaSportsphile can help us with her identification….we would be most appreciative.…

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Music – 1986 – Coast Guard Academy Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At The 38th NHL All Star Game

This US Coast Guard Academy Glee Club performance of the singing of the Star Spangled Banner at the 1986 NHL All Star Game….is simply one of the most beautiful renditions of our National Anthem that we have ever heard here at ImaSportsphile. The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the service academy of the United States Coast Guard…which was founded in 1876….and…

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Boxing – 1990 – HBOs Jim Lampley Tells The Sorty Of A Kinder And Softer Mike Tyson After 1st Loss

Jim Lampley and Sugar Ray Leonard of HBO Boxing provide a special feature about the Mike Tyson that appears after he lost his title to Buster Douglas….as a “kinder and gentler” Mike Tyson…who takes some personal time to be introspective while traveling back to the home of Cuz D’Amato in the Catskills, New York….where he grew up being…

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Music – 1986 – Suzyn Waldman – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At 1986 MLB NLCS Angels Vs Red Sox Game 7

Suzyn Waldman (born September 7, 1946) is a sportscaster and former musical theater actress….who since the 2005 season has been the color commentator for New York Yankees baseball….while working with John Sterling on radio broadcasts….first for WCBS-AM and currently for WFAN in New York City. Prior to her broadcasting career, Waldman worked for many years as an actress and singer in musical theater….with her most notable role being…

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Music – 1976 – Bob Dylan + The Band + Et Al – I Shall Be Released – Performed At The Last Waltz

“I Shall Be Released“ is a 1967 song, written by Bob Dylan…..as The Band recorded the first officially released version of the song for their 1968 debut album, Music from Big Pink, with Richard Manuel singing lead vocals….and Rick Danko and Levon Helm harmonizing in the chorus. The song was also performed near the end of the Band’s 1976 farewell concert, The Last Waltz, in…

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Boxing – 1986 – Special NBC Up-Feed – Super Featherwt Title – Rocky Lockridge Vs Julio Cezar Chavez

When using the vernacular of television network programming….an “up-feed” refers to the signal originated by a television network at the source of the event (ie: mlb game, nfl game, boxing match etc.)….which is then “up-fed” to the source that inserts the tv commercials and public services messages….then the program feed goes into the “down-feed”….which is then broadcast…

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Music – 1985 – Pia Zadora – Star Spangle Banner – Sung At The World Heavyweight Title Fight Spinks Vs Holmes 1

Pia Zadora (born May 4, 1953) is an American actress and singer….who after working as a child actress on Broadway, in regional theater, and in the film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)….she came to national attention in 1981 when following her starring role in the highly criticized film Butterfly….for which she won a Golden Globe Award as New Star of the Year….while simultaneously winning the Golden Raspberry Award for…

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Music – 1985 – Stevie Wonder – Come Back For More + My Cheri Amor + You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

 Stevie Wonder is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist….who early on was a child prodigy…..who became one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.  Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of 11…..and he continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010’s.   Among Wonder’s works are…

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Boxing – 1987 – ABC Wrap-up Show – IBF Welterwt Title Fight – Johnny Bumphus Vs Lloyd Honeyghan

Johnny ‘Bump City’ Bumphus (born 17 August 1960) is a former professional boxer….who was world light welterweight champion….who began his professional career as a hot prospect….after winning his first 22 fights….including the vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title….with a decision win over Lorenzo Luis Garcia in 1984….which was a belt that Bumphus lost to Gene Hatcher in June 1984 in Buffalo, New York….as Hatcher…

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