Who else sang the anthem at presidential inaugurations?

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Posted: Dec 14, 2016 1:56 PM
Who else sang the anthem at presidential inaugurations?

On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump picked "America's Got Talent" star Jackie Evancho to sing the national anthem at his Jan. 20 inauguration. Here's a list of some previous singers who sang at presidential inaugurations:

John F Kennedy, 1961: Contralto Marian Anderson sang "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965: The United States Marine Band performed the national anthem

Richard Nixon, 1969: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir accompanied by the United States Marine Band performed the national anthem.

Richard Nixon, 1973: Jazz great Ethel Ennis sang the national anthem.

Jimmy Carter, 1977: Cantor Isaac Goodfriend, a Holocaust survivor, accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band sang the national anthem.

Ronald Reagan, 1981: Amateur singer Juanita Booker sang the national anthem.

Ronald Reagan, 1985: The United States Marine Band performed "The Star-Spangled Banner." (Opera singer Jessye Norman also performed.)

George Bush, 1989: Staff Sergeant Alvy Powell of the U.S. Army Band sang the national anthem.

Bill Clinton, 1993: Opera singer Marilyn Horne sang the national anthem.

Bill Clinton, 1997: Santita Jackson — the daughter of the Rev. Jesse Jackson — and the Resurrection Choir sang the national anthem. (Jessye Norman also performed.)

George W. Bush, 2001: Army Staff Sgt. Alec T. Maly sang the national anthem.

George W. Bush, 2005: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bradley Bennett sang the national anthem. Singers Susan Graham and Denyce Graves also performed.

Barack Obama, 2009: The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters sang the national anthem. (Aretha Franklin also performed.)

Barack Obama, 2013: Beyonce performed the national anthem. She later said she had lip synced to a taped track. (James Taylor also sang.)