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
Floyd Tillman was an American country musician…..who helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres of music in the 1930’s and 1940’s….as “Slippin’ Around“ is a song written and recorded by Tillman in 1949….with the most popular recording being a cover version by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely….which reached# 1 on the Retail Folk (Country) Best Sellers chart….which is a song about a person cheating on his/her spouse. …Details
During the period from 1964 to 1995….which we at ImaSportsphile refer to as The Golden Age of Boxing ….an era that was driven by live television broadcasts of championship fights in virtually every weight division…..which had a direct effect on attracting the greatest number of legendary boxers….also in dang near every weight class….cuz live television brought…Details
“Joltin’” Jeff Chandler is a former professional boxer…..who reigned as the Lineal and WBA world Bantamweight Champion from November 1980 to April 1984….as the 5’7″ tall Philadelphian began his professional career with a four-round draw in 1976 after only two amateur bouts….then he began a four-year string of victories culminating in a challenge for the world’s lineal and WBA 118-pound…Details