Presidential Medal of Freedom

December 20, 2022#2104


Originating during the Kennedy years, this medal was the highest honor bestowed on civilians, including world leaders as well as American citizens. The list of honorees includes several music stars.


Playlist

It don’t mean a thing
Duke Ellington
Memories of you
Benny Goodman
God bless America
Kate Smith
Sixteen tons
Tennessee Ernie Ford
One o’clock jump
Count Basie
April in Paris
Count Basie
My way
Frank Sinatra
Takes two to tango
Pearl Bailey
I can’t stop loving you
Ella Fitzgerald
Sentimental journey
Les Brown
Respect
Aretha Franklin
Someone to watch over me
Barbra Streisand
Someday we’ll be together
Diana Ross
  • It don’t mean a thing — Duke Ellington
  • Memories of you — Benny Goodman
  • God bless America — Kate Smith
  • Sixteen tons — Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • One o’clock jump — Count Basie
  • April in Paris — Count Basie
  • My way — Frank Sinatra
  • Takes two to tango — Pearl Bailey
  • I can’t stop loving you — Ella Fitzgerald
  • Sentimental journey — Les Brown
  • Respect — Aretha Franklin
  • Someone to watch over me — Barbra Streisand
  • Someday we’ll be together — Diana Ross