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.


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
Aretha Franklin
Someone to watch over me
Barbra Streisand
Someday we’ll be together
Diana Ross