Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – L A Olympics Dream Team Gold Medal

As I post this particular video herewith….in which the 1984 All American Olympic Band plays the “Star Spangled Banner” at the medal ceremony for men’s basketball….after the USA team receives their gold medals….and it makes me think about how times have changed since 1984….for here we are in year 2020….when athletes all over sports in America are kneeling…

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Music – 1985 – Donnie Osmond – You Are Ronalds Only Diamond – As He Sings To 1st Lady Nancy Reagan

In this video seen herewith…..Donny Osmond sings “You’re Ronald’s Only Diamond” to 1st lady Nancy Reagan as the credits are rolling at the end of a program that we have no idea of what it was….albeit seems like some special occasion in the life of the 1st Lady….as we believe this was the end of a Not Necessarily…

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1983 – Music – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson – Milk Cow Blues – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Milk Cow Blues“ is a blues song written and originally recorded by Kokomo Arnold in 1934….after which he recorded four sequels designated “Milk Cow Blues No. 2” through No. 5. The song made Arnold a star, and was widely adapted by artists in the blues, Western swing and rock idioms….to include Rickey Nelson, Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley, The Kinks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aerosmith,…

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Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Stars & Stripes Forever – And The Dance Theatre Of Harlem

The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) is an American professional ballet company and school based in Harlem, New York City…..which was founded in 1969 under the co-directorship of Arthur Mitchell  and Karel Shook….while Milton Rosenstock served as the company’s music director. The Dance Theatre of Harlem is renowned for being both “the first Black classical ballet company” in the world….and “the first major ballet company to prioritize Black…

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Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – You Belong To Me – Featuring Michael McDonald – Farewell Tour

“You Belong to Me“ is a song written by American singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Michael McDonald….which was originally recorded by McDonald’s rock group The Doobie Brothers for their seventh studio album, Livin’ on the Fault Line in 1977….and then the song was made famous by Simon herself….when she recorded it for her seventh studio album, Boys in the Trees in 1978…..which was  released as the album’s lead…

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Music – 1984 – John Williams Boston Pops – Beethoven Ode To Joy – Highlights Of The L A Olympics

For a Sportsphile, there is nothing more magical than a really great piece of music put to highlights of really outstanding athletic endeavors….for this combination of music and sport is truly a match made in Heaven….so, when a Sportsphile gets to watch a video clip like this one….where legendary ABC Olympic  sportscaster Jim McKay introduces…

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Music – 1982 – The Doobie Brothers – Dueling Guitars In Perfect Harmony – Live At Farewell Concert

In this video seen herewith…..The Doobie Brothers lead guitarists Patrick Simmons and John McFee perform a “dueling guitars” instrumental piece that is indicative of their original “street boogie rock” music at their 1982 Farewell Concert Tour….and we love it….cuz The Doobie Brothers were exactly that…a “street boogie rock band”….in touch with the vibes on the street….and they could flat out…

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Music – 1983 – The Showband Of The Southwest – University Of Texas Marching Band – Halftime Show

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has attended upwards of 50 University of Texas Longhorn football games in his career as a Sportsphile…..and at each and every one of those home games, The Showband of the Southwest….the University of Texas marching band….some 350 strong…..take the field before, at halftime and after every home game…..and no matter what…

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Music – 1982 – The Doobie Brothers – Out On The Streets – Performed Live At Their Farewell Concert

In this video seen herewith….the Doobie Brothers perform a brand new song at their 1983 Farewell Concert…..which is a hard-rocking harmonic ballad titled “Out On The Streets”….as this video provides plenty of evidence that the Doobies still had plenty of rock n roll in them….so, this was their farewell concert for other reasons….like individual solo careers…

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