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The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner

  

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"The Star-Spangled Banner"

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs the first and fourth verses here.

"The Anacreontic Song"

This drinking song provided the melody for "The Star-Spangled Banner."

"The Star-Spangled Banner," Jimi Hendrix

The legendary guitarist performed this rendition at Woodstock in 1969.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," José Feliciano

Feliciano's rendition, performed before the fifth game of the 1968 World Series, provoked a huge controversy.

José Feliciano Interview

The singer discusses his controversial performance.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," Marvin Gaye

Gaye sang his rendition in 1983 before the NBA All-Star game.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," Rene Marie

The jazz singer used the words from "Lift Every Voice and Sing," also known as "The Black National Anthem," adopted by the NAACP in 1919.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," Christina Aguilera

Another professional singer stumbles over the words.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," Michael Bolton

The singer sneaks a peek at his cheat sheet in order to make it through the song.

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