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27 June 2010

Ray Charles At The Fiftieth American Presidential Inaugural Gala (1985)

The Fiftieth American Presidential Inaugural Gala for George Bush Sr was hosted by Frank Sinatra. It included appearances by Pearl Bailey, Mikhail Baryshnikov, the Beach Boys, Mac Davis, Ray Charles, Michael Davis, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Merv Griffin, Charlton Heston, Emmanuel Lewis, Rich Little, Dean Martin, Patricia Neal, the New York City Breakers, Tony Randall, Lou Rawls, Don Rickles, Tom Selleck, James Stewart, Jill St. John, Donna Summer, Mr. T, Elizabeth Taylor, Frederica Von Stade, Robert Wagner, the Inaugural All-American College Band, and five-year-old Mary Moltrup, who sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the beginning of the program.
The show was aired on 19 January 1985 by ABC. Source: Paley Center, ID: T85:0245, ID: T85:0246.

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