“THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER’ BECOMES THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE UNITED STATES- 1931- MARVIN GAYE PERFORMANCE!

On this day in 1931 the U.S. Senate passed the bill making the “Star-Spangled Banner” the National Anthem of the United States. The next day President Herbert Hoover signed it into law. Being a sports fan I would guess that I have heard this song more times by far than any other song. The following is my favorite version by Marvin Gaye before the NBA All-Star Game in 1983.

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