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The Star-Spangled Banner


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United States
   has the anthem   
The Star-Spangled Banner
The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, a 35-year-old amateur poet who wrote "Defence of Fort McHenry", after seeing the bombardment of Fort McHenry at Baltimore, Maryland, by Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812.
The Star-Spangled Banner
   was released by   
Jimi Hendrix
1970 - inducted in 2009
Jimi Hendrix
   released the single   
The Star-Spangled Banner
1970; Iconic Woodstock performance; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009






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