Music – 1936 – The Olympic Overture – Set To Hilites Of Mens Springboard Diving + March Of The Flags

The 1936 Summer Olympics was officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad….which was an international multi-sport event held in 1936 in Berlin, Nazi Germany.  Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain, on April 26, 1931, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona. It marked the second and final time the International Olympic Committee gathered to vote in a city that was bidding to…

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Music – 1947 – Hank Williams – Move It On Over

“Move It On Over“ is a song written and recorded by the legendary American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1947. The song was Williams’ first major hit….while reaching # 4 on the Billboard Singles chart….as the song is considered one of the earliest examples of rock and roll music….with many others having recorded and performed the song subsequently….with notable hit versions by George Thorogood in…

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Music – 1953 – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney – Youve Got Class – From Movie Here Come The Girls

Here Come the Girls is a 1953 musical comedy film directed by Claude Binyon…..which was filmed in Technicolor….and produced by Bob Hope‘s company Hope Productions Inc…..while being released by Paramount Pictures….where along with Hope, the cast includes Rosemary Clooney, Tony Martin and Arlene Dahl.  In this video clip herewith….which is a excerpt from Bob Hope’s 1980’s television special Road To Hollywood ….in which Hope has many of his past female…

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Music – 1978 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down – Performed Live In Concert

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson….and originally recorded by the Canadian-American roots rock group The Band in 1969….and released on their second album….as   Levon Helm provided the lead vocals. The song is a first-person narrative relating the economic and social distress experienced by the protagonist, a poor white Southerner, during the last year of…

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Music – 1983 – Smokey Robinson + Linda Ronstadt In Concert – Ooo Baby Baby & Tracks Of My Tears

“Ooo Baby Baby” is a song written by Smokey Robinson and Pete Moore….which is a classic 1965 hit single by The Miracles for the Tamla (Motown) label.  The song achieved its greatest commercial success when Linda Ronstadt covered it in 1978….when it reached # 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has inspired numerous other cover versions by other artists over the…

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Music – 1978 – Eric Clapton – Further On Up The Road – Played Live In Concert

“Farther On Up The Road” and “Further On Up The Road“ is a blues song first recorded in 1957 by Bobby “Blue” Bland…..which is an early influential Texas shuffle….and features guitar playing that represents the transition from the 1940’s blues style to the 1960’s blues-rock style….as the song became Bland’s first record chart success and one of his best-known tunes. As…

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Music – 1989 – Disney Sing Along Song – Good Company – From Oliver & Company – With Ludwig Von Drake

Oliver & Company is a 1988 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released on November 18, 1988, by Walt Disney Pictures….as the 27th Disney animated feature film….with the film being based on the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist….which has been adapted many other times for the screen.  In the film, Oliver is a homeless kitten who joins a gang of…

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Music – 1978 – Joni Mitchell – Coyote – Performed Live In Concert

“Coyote“ is the opening song from Joni Mitchell’s 1976 album Hejira….and also the album’s first single…. albeit the song had been introduced on the tour to support 1975’s The Hissing of Summer Lawns….as “Coyote” was a significant musical departure….whereby Hissing was ornate with pianos, layered vocals and percussion….while “Coyote” was stripped down to electric and acoustic guitars and a fretless bass guitar played by virtuoso Jaco Pastorius. …

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Music – 1983 – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – Performed Live On Stage At The Pasadena Civic Center

“Billie Jean“ is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on January 2, 1983, as the second single from Jackson’s sixth studio album, Thriller (1982).  It was written and composed by Jackson…while being produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones….as “Billie Jean” blends  post-disco, rhythm and blues, funk and dance-pop. The lyrics describe a woman, Billie Jean, who claims that the narrator is…

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