The Star-Spangled Bannercast with Mark Clague: Jimi's Banners

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June 26, 2015 at the Downtown Netcasting Studio


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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance Professor Mark Clague talks with us about Jimi Hendrix and his personal relationship with our nation anthem.

Mark discusses one of the most famous national anthem performances of all time in this Bannercast, recounting the story of Jimi Hendrix's rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at the Woodstock music festival. He elaborates on the significance of this performance, its creativity and craft, as well as the intent behind it. For more from Mark on this iconic Banner moment, see his article "'This is America' : Jimi Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner Journey as Psychedelic Citizenship" in the November 2014 volume of the Journal of the Society for American Music.

Length: 00:27:27
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
Related Event:
Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life

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Hmmm... Very interesting.

Hmmm... Very interesting.

My Full Article on the Hendrix Banners

>So thrilled with how this podcast turned out -- Thanks Matt and Laura! Since it was recorded I've published a full journal article on the topic titled “'This Is America': Jimi Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner Journey as Psychedelic Citizenship." Go to (click here) to download a free copy of the article. Just click on the red "Acrobat" logo toward the center of the page. Hope you enjoy it! -Mark Clague