Thursday, May 30, 2024

Gladys Knight Won the Super Bowl with Sublime Soulful National Anthem, She Is One Of Our Greatest Stars (Kennedy Center, Hear that?)


Gladys Knight won the Super Bowl tonight. She is one of our very best singers, as good as Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, any superstar (even our late great Aretha). She should have a Kennedy Center honor already.

Watch her sing the National Anthem from tonight’s game. This is maybe the best version ever outside of Whitney Houston. We must all thank her for grace and eloquence. And that voice!

PS I hope she’s featured on CBS’s Motown 60 special taping next week. Gladys had MONSTER hits on Motown from 1968 to 1973 including “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and “Neither One of Us.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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