José Feliciano – Star Spangled Banner

 

Jose Feliciano performs the “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to Game 5 of the World Series between the Cardinals and Tigers.

Whitney Houston – Star Spangled Banner

Enjoy Whitney Houston’s performance of the America’s National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner”  before Super Bowl XXV in 1991 in Tampa.  Her rendition came at a particularly patriotic time, just after the onset of the Persian Gulf War, and was released as a single. It was re-released after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Houston donated all proceeds to charity.

 

 

America the Beautiful by Fozzie Bear

Fozzie Bear is filled with patriotic pride as he travels with his friends in “The Muppet Movie.”

Summer Nights from the movie “Grease”

Here’s a scene from the 1978 movie “Grease,” based on the musical of the same name, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.  It is the song “Summer Nights.” 

Set in high school, most of the principal cast were way past their high school years. When filming began in June 1977, John Travolta was 23, Olivia Newton-John was 28, Stockard Channing was 33, Jeff Conaway was 26, Barry Pearl was 27, Michael Tucci was 31, Kelly Ward was 20, Didi Conn was 25; Jamie Donnelly was 30, and Annette Charles was 29; Dinah Manoff, Lorenzo Lamas, and Eddie Deezen were all 19.

More Than a Name on a Wall – Statler Brothers

Nota Ferry uploaded this video on YouTube on Nov. 30, 2008. ”
Tribute To Charlie Company, 4th/47th’s fallen soldiers
(www.9thinfantrydivision.com), those recently lost and to all Veterans of the Vietnam War. This video was shown at Charlie Company’s 2008 Reunion in San Antonio, Texas on Veterans Day weekend. Special thanks to the Statler Brothers for an outstanding song & presentation!”

To learn more about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Wall,”  click HERE.

 

Me and Paul Revere – Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers entertained an enthusiastic impromptu audience in the courtyard of the Paul Revere House with their hit song, “Me and Paul Revere” on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012.

After reading a book about how the “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” story had become embellished over time, Steve Martin wrote “Me and Paul Revere” to represent the true story of what happened that night … from the point of view of Paul Revere’s horse!

Paul Revere, an American silversmith and engraver, was born December 21, 1734 and died May 10, 1818. A patriot in the American Revolution, he is known for his famous ride alerting the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord. He was immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow‘s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.”

Video by NorthEndWaterfront.com