On December 19, 1981 Dwight Braxton faced Mathew Saad Muhammad in Atlantic City…..when the ex-convict Braxton was the underdog against Saad,….who was one of the most popular fighters of his generation and a fellow Hall of Famer….but Braxton defeated him on a 10th-round TKO….and became a world champion for the first time…..and It was shortly after…Details
Brian Orser, OC is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who won Olympic silver medals at the 1984 L A Games…..and the 1988 Seoul Games….as well as the 1987 World Champion and 1986 World Championship silver medalist….as seen in this video herewith….plus an eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion. At the 1988 Winter Olympics…..the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano…. who were the…Details
Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress….who came to prominence in the early 1950’s with the song “Come On-a My House”…. which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Botch-a-Me”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Tenderly”, “Half as Much”, “Hey There” and “This Ole House”….while she also had success as a jazz vocalist….but Clooney’s career languished in the…Details
Chet Atkins, known as “Mr. Guitar“ and “The Country Gentleman“….was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter and record producer….who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville Sound….which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist….but he also played the…Details
The group was formed by merging two popular Oregon bands, Seafood Mama and Pilot …. while continuing under the name Seafood Mama….the band originally released the single “Harden My Heart” on a local private label, Whitefire Records, in the spring of 1980….with the B-side track being “City of Roses”. “Harden My Heart” was a big hit on Portland radio stations…Details
Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1978 to 1998….while becoming a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983….and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.
Qawi was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.
On that February night in 1964….when Cassius Clay morphed into Muhammad Ali…..who would have ever thought that this brilliant young man would within the next decade…..become the demographically best known….most recognizable…..most revered….and best loved human beings on planet Earth. The space and time that Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali covered in less than 15 years…Details
At age 22….the boxing genius Cassius Clay….precursor to The Greatest Muhammad Ali…. was already a psychological boxing genius before he entered the ring against the one fighter in the world that no one wanted to face…..for this young man figured it all out before he even entered the ring against Sonny Liston…..as Clay knew that there wasn’t…Details
Commodores is an American funk/soul band….which was at its peak in the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s…..when the members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in 1968….and signed with Motown in November 1972….after having first caught the public eye opening for the Jackson 5 while on tour. The group’s most successful period was when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer…..with…Details