Grammy Museum to honor 'Star-Spangled Banner' (video)


The Grammy Museum downtown plans to pay tribute to the national anthem with a new display. Oh Say Can You Sing: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Popular Music opens September 12 for a month. Yes, the exhibit includes the Jimi Hendrix version performed at the Woodstock music festival in 1969.

The flackage says to expect the jumpsuit worn by Whitney Houston during her Welcome Home Heroes performance in 1991 and more. "The display is a contemporary exploration of our national anthem, originally penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814," the Grammy people say. No mention I can find — yet — of Roseanne Barr's rendition. If you need to forget what you just heard, here's Marvin Gaye.

Midnight video bonus: 'O Canada' performed by Margo Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies at the baseball All-Star Game in 1994. An insane amount of talent appears on camera, not even counting Margo. I recognize way too many of these guys.

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