Music – 1980 – Star Spangled Banner – At Lake Placid Olympics Mens Hockey USA Gold Medal Ceremony

The “Miracle on Ice“ was a medal-round game during the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York….which was played between the hosting United States and the four-time defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had won the gold medal in five of the six previous Winter Olympic Games….and were the favorites to win once more in…

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Music – 1981 – Ray Benson & Friends – Swing 42 – Tribrute To Guitar Legend Django Reinhardt At ACL

Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 13, 1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant…..whose  most popular compositions have become standards within gypsy jazz….which include “Minor Swing”,  “Daphne”, “Belleville”, “Djangology”, “Nuages” and “Swing 42”….as played by Ray Benson & Alseep At The Wheel ….along with fiddle…

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Music – 1980 – RUSH – There Is Trouble In The Forest

Rush was a Canadian rock band consisting of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyricist)….which was formed in 1968….as the band went through several configurations until arriving at its longest and classic line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group’s first tour of the United States. Rush is known for its…

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Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Born To Lose – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Ted Daffan (September 21, 1912 – October 6, 1996) was an American country musician noted for composing the seminal “Truck Driver’s Blues”….along with two often covered country anthems of unrequited love, “Born to Lose” and “I’m a Fool to Care”….when in the 1930’s Western Swing bandleader  Milton Brown convinced Daffan to start performing….and soon there after he scored his first success as a…

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Music – 1981 – Terry Cashman – Talkin Baseball – With MLB Highlights Of Willie Mickey + The Duke

“Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)“ is a 1981 song written and performed by Terry Cashman…. in a song describes the history of American major league baseball from the 1950’s to the beginning of the 1980’s…..when the song was originally released during the 1981 Major League Baseball strike….while being inspired by a picture of the three New York City…

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Music – 1981 – Ray Benson & Friends – Djangology Meledy – In A Tribute To Django Reinhardt On ACL

Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known by his stage name Django Reinhardt….as a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer…..who was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe….and remains the most significant still today in 2020. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934….as the group was among the first…

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Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – What’d I Say – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“What’d I Say“ (or “What I Say“) is an American rhythm and blues song by Ray Charles….which was   released in 1959 as a single divided into two parts….as it was one of the first soul songs…..as the composition was improvised one evening late in 1958 when Charles, his orchestra, and backup singers had played their entire set list at a…

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Music – 1978 – Sergio Mendez And Brazil ’66 – Fool On A Hill + The Look Of Love + Mas Que Nada +

Sérgio Mendes is a Brazilian musician….who has some 55 releases….and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk….while being nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio…..whereas Mendes is a unique example of a Brazilian musician primarily known in the United States….where his albums were recorded and where most of his touring took…

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Music – 1981 – Red Skelton – The Time Has Come To Say Goodbye – Closing To His Live Concert

Red Skelton is by virtue of the number of folks that have viewed his videos here at ImaSportsphile…the most popular….with millions of views ahead of our 2nd place video with our Muhammad Ail category….out of our entire 5200 posts (currently….cuz we’ve got easily another 5200 still to post) video library….plus there is no question that…

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