When I was a kid, television stations went off the air during the middle of the night, and many of them closed off the evening by playing a video of the Star Spangled Banner. Seems like an appropriate thing to do on this momentous day. Marvin Gaye's great version seems to have taken hold for many people as the greatest of them all, and it's terrific, to be sure. But Marvin could be singing anything ... well, he was Marvin Gaye, he pretty much COULD sing anything ... the beauty comes from his performance, not so much from his interpretation of the song, at least to my ears. This remains the favorite of the old hippie inside of me, because it isn't just a performance, but also an interpretation.