Canada Day, Independence Day, freedom! Have a safe and happy holiday!
Marvin Gaye with his incredibly soulful version of the National Anthem.
Canadian Neil Young ably echoed American sentiment with “Ohio”
Ditto American John Fogerty with “Fortunate Son”
What can a poor boy do? Ask The Rolling Stones.
“Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July“. The X classic.
John Mellencamp sings his own national anthem, “Pink Houses”
Yes, Independence Day was a bit cheesey. But Bill Pullman rules.
Jimi Hendrix, a former paratrooper, with “Freedom”
U2 with the anthemic “Sunday Bloody Sunday”
And last but not least – my favorite actor of all time, James Cagney. I grew up loving his work, especially gangster flicks like Public Enemy, Angels With Dirty Faces and White Heat, any of which should have brought him the Oscar for Best Actor. He only won one, and it was for his performance as George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy. No one danced like that before or since, and if you think that’s good, check this out from the same film.