Music – 1977 – Billy Preston – Fancy Lady – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Billy Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel…..as Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960’s….during which time he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Rev. James Cleveland and The Beatles. He went on to achieve fame as a solo artist….with hit singles such as “That’s the Way God…

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Music – 1955 – James Cagney + Bob Hope – Tabletop Tap Dance Routine From The Movie Seven Little Foys

The Seven Little Foys is a Technicolor in VistaVision 1955 comedy film directed by Melville Shavelson starring Bob Hope as Eddie Foy, the famous vaudeville entertainer…..with one highlight of the film being an energetic tabletop dance showdown sequence with Bob Hope as Eddie Foy and James Cagney….who reprises his role as George M. Cohan….as seen in this video herewith. The story of Eddie Foy Sr. and the Seven Little Foys inspired…

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Music – 1956 – Ella Fitzgerald – Anything Goes – Put To Highlights Of Major League Baseball

“Anything Goes“ is a song written by Cole Porter for his 1934 musical Anything Goes….as many of the lyrics include humorous references to figures of scandal and gossip from Depression-era high society. One couplet refers to Samuel Goldwyn’s box-office failure Nana starring Anna Sten….whose English was said to be incomprehensible to all except Goldwyn….since Goldwyn was from Poland and Sten Ukraine).   Frank Sinatra recorded the song…

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Music – 1957 – Jimmy Durante + Bob Hope – On The Sidewalks Of New York – Sung In Movie Beau James

“The Sidewalks of New York“ is a popular song about life in New York City during the 1890’s….which was  composed in 1894 by vaudeville actor and singer Charles B. Lawlor….with lyrics by James W. Blake….and  was an immediate and long-lasting hit….which is often considered a theme for New York City.  Many artists, including Mel Tormé, Duke Ellington, Larry Groce, Richard Barone and The Grateful Dead have performed the…

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Music – 1956 – Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At Medal Ceremony Of Mens Decathlon

The Men’s decathlon competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 29–30…..and the gold medal was won by USA Milt Campbell with 7937 points….as USA Rafer Johnson captured Silver with 7587 points….as USSR Vasili Kuznetsov garnered the bronze medal with 7465 points.  The decathlon consists of ten track and field events….with a points system that awards higher scores for…

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Music – 1956 – Bob Hope + Eva Marie Saint – That Certain Feeling – From Movie Of The Same Name

“That Certain Feeling“ is a 1925 song composed by George Gershwin….with lyrics by Ira Gershwin…. which was introduced by Allen Kearns and Queenie Smith in the 1925 movie musical Tip-Toes…..as It was later used as the title of a 1956 Bob Hope film….when it was performed during the opening credits by  Pearl Bailey…..and later reprized by Bob Hope in That Certain Feeling….which was a 1956 American  comedy film directed…

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Music – 1953 – Disney Sing A Long Songs – Blue Danube Snore Wltz + Old McDonald + Scales & Arpeggios

As we begin to lay 2019 to rest here at ImaSportsphile…..we find we will end the year with a total of 5,000 videos having been posted on our site in the past four years…..which is quite an accomplishment by any standards from a 2 person and one dog staff.  It has been our true joy…

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Music – 1962 – Marilyn Monroe – Happy Birthday Mr. President – Sung Live At John F Kennedy Birthday Celebration At Madison Square Garden

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model and singer…..who was famous for playing comedic “blonde bombshell” characters….and became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950’s and early 1960’s….while being emblematic of the era’s changing attitudes towards sexuality….and although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade….her films…

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Music – 1977 – Bonnie Raitt – Runaway – Performed Live In Concert

“Runaway“ is a # 1 Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961….as it was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook….and became a major international hit…..which is # 472 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, compiled in 2010.   Singer-guitarist Charles Westover and keyboard player Max Crook performed together as members of “Charlie Johnson and the Big Little…

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