Minority Moments: Marvin Gaye Singing the National Anthem, 1983. Yes!

Minority Moments in Pop Culture: Marvin Gaye Singing Star Spangled Banner
at ’83 NBA All Star Game

In this podcast we have fun exploring some of the unique moments in American pop culture that featured, highlighted or happened to, through or because of a connection with a minority culture or group. Most everybody knows the big stuff: Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Caesar Chavez, Bruce Lee, Shirley Chisholm, Rita Moreno, etc. Those icons are in a class by themselves and chiseled into our culture

We are going to look for little things that will make you say, “Hmmm, I didn’t know that or thanks for reminding me”. Our first show features the Marvin Gaye’s culturally impacting live performance of the National Anthem at the 1983 NBA All Star Game. It opened the door for other celebrities to from Roseanne Barr to Whitney Houston to put their unique stamp on our Anthem. Listen in for other intersecting tidbits about Marvin Gaye and this unique Minority Moment in Pop Culture

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Click on the Pic to see the video or click on the play button below to hear the full podcast and the audio of Marvin singing the Star Spangled Banner .

(Background Music by Suerez & Perrault)

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