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Jose Feliciano Sings the Star-Spangled Banner

Ritchie Yorke, Rolling Stone, 4 January 1969

JOSE FELICIANO sat stiffly on a wooden stool in the middle of sun-bathed Detroit Stadium, his burgundy suit almost gaudy below the glint of his dark glasses. In the stands, World Series spectators lit cigarettes, bit their nails, read programs, munched hot dogs – most of them unaware of Jose's presence. Fifty-three thousand baseball fans, impatiently waiting for the Tigers and Cardinals to lock horns.

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