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.

 

 

The King Lives On!

It all began on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi when Vernon and Gladys Presley welcomed Elvis Aron (later changed to Aaron)Presley.

As mothers do, they see talent in their children.  Gladys bought her 12-year-old son Elvis his first guitar.

By the mid-1950s, he appeared on the radio, television and the silver screen.

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On August 16, 1977, at age 42, he died of heart failure, which was related to his drug addiction. Since his death, Presley has remained one of the world’s most popular music icons.