Music – 1983 – Roger Miller + Wife Mary – Husbands And Wives – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Husbands and Wives” is a single written and recorded by American country music singer Roger Miller,  from his album Words and Music….which was released in February 1966….and was a crossover hit for him….while reaching the Top Ten on the U.S. country and Adult Contemporary charts….as well as Top 40 on the pop charts. Since the release of Miller’s original, the song has been…

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Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) – Performed Live At Farewell Concert

“Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)“ is a song written by the premier Motown songwriting /production team of Bryan Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland in the 1960’s….as Eddie Holland  made the original recording of the song in 1964….which was followed by Kim Weston’s recording in 1965….which It peaked at # 4 on the R&B chart in Billboard….and at…

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Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Still Taking Chances – Live On ACL

“Still Taking Chances” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Michael Martin Murphey….which was released in November 1981….as the third single from the album Michael Martin Murphey….when the song peaked at # 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles in early 1983….as well as at # 76 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Michael Martin Murphey is an American singer-songwriter….who is best…

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Music – 1983 – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson Duet – Old Friends – With Willie Playing Electric Guitar

Roger Miller continued to record for different record labels….and charted a few songs….but stopped writing in 1978….after feeling that his more “artistic” works were not appreciated….as he disappeared from the entertainment business following the release of “Old Friends” in 1981….but returned after receiving an offer to write a Broadway score for a musical based upon Mark Twain’s Adventures…

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Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets – Performed At Live Farewell Concert

“Takin’ It to the Streets“ is a song by the American rock band The Doobie Brothers from the album of the same name…..which was their first single with Michael McDonald on vocals….who had written the song…. which peaked at # 13 in the US….and # 7 in Canada.  By late 1974, touring was beginning to take its toll on the band, especially leader Tom…

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Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – King Of The Road – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

“King of the Road“ is a song written and originally recorded in 1964 by country singer/songwriter Roger Miller….as the lyrics tell of the day-to-day life of a vagabond hobo….who despite being poor….a “man of means by no means”….revels in his freedom by describing himself humorously or possibly cynically as the “king of the road”….as it was Miller’s fifth single…

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Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes – Featuring Michael McDonald

“What a Fool Believes“ is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins…..as the best-known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers with McDonald singing lead vocals for their 1978 album  Minute by Minute…..which debuted at # 73 on January 20, 1979….and reached # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 1979 for one week…..as the song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song…

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Music – 1983 – Jose Feliciano – The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Holmes Vs Williams Title Fight

On October 7, 1968, at the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Feliciano was invited by Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Tiger Stadium in Detroit during Game 5 pre-game ceremonies of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals….as his personalized, slow, Latin jazz performance proved highly controversial and damaging to Jose’s career in the months, even…

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Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Something Has Got A Hold Of Me – Live Farewell Concert

Minute by Minute‘s triumph was bittersweet because it coincided with the near-dissolution of the band…. as the pressure of touring while recording and releasing an album each year had worn the members down….for Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Michael McDonald had been in creative conflict for some time….when McDonald desired a direct, soulful and polished rock/R&B sound….while…

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