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Presidential inauguration‬‬ performers through the years

As Donald Trump's presidency becomes official, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, we take a look back at the performers through the years, at the pre-inaugural festivities and on Inauguration Day.

President Donald Trump, 2017: Jackie Evancho

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"America's Got Talent" star Jackie Evancho sings the national anthem at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down and more

Toby Keith performs at a pre-inaugural Make America
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Toby Keith performs at a pre-inaugural Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Other performers included 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, The Piano Guys, RaviDrums and Frontmen of Country.

Chrisette Michele, Travis Greene and more

Long Island's Chrisette Michele performed
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Long Island's Chrisette Michele performed "Intentional" with Travis Greene and a gospel choir at the Liberty Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Other performers included The Piano Guys, Pelican 212 and Erin Boheme.

President Barack Obama, 2013: Beyonce

Beyonce performs the national anthem to conclude the
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Beyonce performs the national anthem to conclude the 57th presidential inauguration ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor and Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Kelly Clarkson performs
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Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" during the presidential inauguration on the west front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. Other performers included the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and James Taylor.

President Barack Obama, 2009: U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters

President Barack Obama sings the national anthem, played
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President Barack Obama sings the national anthem, played by The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters, at the end of swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and more

Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration of President
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Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration of President Barack Obama as the 44th president on the west front of the Capitol on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington. Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, Gabriela Montero, Itzhak Perlman, the San Francisco Boys Chorus, the San Francisco Girls Chorus and the United States Marine Band also performed.

President George W. Bush, 2005: Technical Sgt. Bradley Bennett

President George W. Bush, daughters Barbara, center, Jenna,
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President George W. Bush, daughters Barbara, center, Jenna, and wife, first lady Laura Bush, stand for the national anthem, sung by the U.S. Air Force band's Technical Sgt. Bradley Bennett, before taking the oath of office for his second term during inaugural ceremonies on the west front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2005, in Washington.

Denyce Graves, Susan Graham and more

Denyce Graves, pictured, sings at President George W.
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Denyce Graves, pictured, sings at President George W. Bush's inauguration on the west front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2005, in Washington. Other performers included Susan Graham, the United States Marine Band, the United States Herald Trumpets, the United States Naval Academy Men's and Women's Glee Club and the United States Navy Sea Chanters.

President George W. Bush, 2001: Staff Sgt. Alec T. Maly

Staff Sgt. Alec T. Maly sang the national
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Staff Sgt. Alec T. Maly sang the national anthem before President George W. Bush took the oath of office for his first term during inaugural ceremonies on Jan. 20, 2001, in Washington. Here, he takes the oath of office to become the 43rd president on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Washington.

Ricky Martin, Jessica Simpson and more

President-elect George W. Bush dances with singer Ricky
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President-elect George W. Bush dances with singer Ricky Martin at the opening ceremony of the inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18, 2001. Jessica Simpson also performed. Bush was sworn in two days later on Jan. 20 as the 43rd POTUS. On Inauguration Day, Dupont Manual High School/Youth Performing Arts School Choir of Louisville, Kentucky, performed along with the United States Marine Band and University of Louisville Choir.

President Bill Clinton, 1997: Santita Jackson and the Resurrection Choir

President Bill Clinton waves to the crowd before
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President Bill Clinton waves to the crowd before being sworn in for his second term on Jan. 20, 1997. The national anthem was sung by Santita Jackson and the Resurrection Choir.

Jessye Norman, the United States Marine Band and more

Jessye Norman sings at the 1997 presidential inauguration
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Jessye Norman sings at the 1997 presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in front of President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and House Speaker Newt Gingrich, on Jan. 20, 1997. Other performers included the United States Marine Band, United States Naval Academy Men's and Women's Glee Club, Children of the Gospel: The Next Generation and Immanuel Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra.

Bill Clinton, 1993: Marilyn Horne

Mezzo soprano Marilyn Horne sings the national anthem
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Mezzo soprano Marilyn Horne sings the national anthem on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1993, joined by President Clinton, left, as former President George H.W. Bush looks on during the inaugural ceremony.

The U.S. Marine Corps Marching Band and more

A member of the U.S. Marine Corps Marching
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A member of the U.S. Marine Corps Marching Band tunes up on Jan. 20, 1993, before his "The Liberty Bell" performance in front of the U.S. Capitol Dome prior to the start of President Bill Clinton's inauguration in Washington. Other musical selections included "City on the Hill" composed by Dr. Marvin V. Curtis and performed by the Philander Smith Collegiate Choir from Little Rock, Arkansas, and an American medley sung by Marilyn Horne that included "Simple Gifts" by Aaron Copeland and "Make a Rainbow" by Portia Nelson.

George H.W. Bush, 1989: Staff Sgt. Alvy Powell

Staff Sgt. Alvy Powell of the U.S. Army
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Staff Sgt. Alvy Powell of the U.S. Army Band sang the "The Star-Spangled Banner" before President George H.W. Bush took the oath of office during inaugural ceremonies on Jan. 20, 1989, in Washington.

Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Gabor and more

Performers Frank Sinatra, Mary Maltrop, Emmanuel Lewis, Elizabeth
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Performers Frank Sinatra, Mary Maltrop, Emmanuel Lewis, Elizabeth Taylor and Eva Gabor attend the inaugural gala at the Washington Convention Center on Jan. 19, 1985. Mikhail Baryshnikov also performed at the inaugural gala. The next day, at the swearing-in ceremony, the musical selections included "This Is My Country" sung by the Harlan Boys' Choir from Harlan, Ky., and "God Bless America" by Staff Sgt. Alvy Powell of the U.S. Army Band.

President Ronald Reagan, 1985: The United States Marine Band

The United States Marine Band sang the national
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The United States Marine Band sang the national anthem on Jan. 21, 1985, when President Ronald Reagan was sworn in for his second term. Here, he delivers his inaugural address in the Rotunda of the Capitol.

Jessye Norman

Opera singer Jessye Norman performed at President Ronald
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Opera singer Jessye Norman performed at President Ronald Reagan's second inauguration. Other musical selections during the swearing-in ceremony included "Simple Gifts" from Aaron Copland's "Old American Songs" performed by Jessye Norman and "The God Who Gave Us Life" from the first section of "The Testament of Freedom" by Randall Thompson performed by the University of Maryland Chorus.

President Ronald Reagan, 1981: Juanita Booker

President Ronald Reagan gives his inaugural speech after
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President Ronald Reagan gives his inaugural speech after being sworn in as the 40th president during inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 1981. This year, Juanita Booker sang "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Ethel Merman

Singer Ethel Merman performs for guests at the
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Singer Ethel Merman performs for guests at the gala celebration at the Capital Centre in Washington on Reagan's Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 1981.

President Jimmy Carter, 1977: Cantor Isaac Goodfriend, U.S. Marine Band

President Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the
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President Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the 39th president by Chief Justice Warren Burger on Jan. 20, 1977, in front of first lady Rosalynn Carter. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was sung by Cantor Isaac Goodfriend accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band. Other musical selections: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" sung by Atlanta University, Clark Morehouse, Morris Brown and Spelman Colleges, and the Interdenominational Theological Center accompanied by the U.S. Marine Band

President Richard Nixon, 1973: Ethel Ennis

President Richard Nixon delivers his inaugural address on
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President Richard Nixon delivers his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1973, saying the world stands on the threshold of a new era of peace. Jazz great Ethel Ennis sang the national anthem. The United States Marine Band performed "Inaugural Fanfare" and the Combined Service Academies Chorus performed "America the Beautiful."

President Richard Nixon, 1969: Mormon Tabernacle Choir, U.S. Marine Band

Here, Billy Graham says a prayer at the
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Here, Billy Graham says a prayer at the inauguration of President Richard Nixon in Washington on Jan. 20, 1969. That year, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir accompanied by the United States Marine Band. The band also performed "God Bless America" and the choir sang "This Is My Country."

President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965: U.S. Marine Band

The United States Marine Band sang the national
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The United States Marine Band sang the national anthem during President Lyndon B. Johnson's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, 1965. Other musical performances included: "Stars and Stripes Forever" performed by the United States Marine Band, "Hail, America" by the United States Marine Band, "America, the Beautiful" by Leontyne Price accompanied by the United States Marine Band and "This Is My Country" by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Here, President Johnson, right, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam Gen. Maxwell Taylor on Aug. 8, 1965, in the White House.

President John F. Kennedy, 1961: Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson sang
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Marian Anderson sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at President John F. Kennedy's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, 1961. Here, he delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office on Capitol Hill.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1957: Marian Anderson

President Dwight D. Eisenhower listens to opera singer
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower listens to opera singer Marian Anderson sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" during public swearing in ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 21, 1957. Other musical selections included "America the Beautiful" by the United States Marine Band and "America" by Brian Sullivan accompanied by the United States Marine Band.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953: Dorothy Maynor

President Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated as president,
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated as president, with U.S. Chief Justice Fred Vinson administering the oath of office during the ceremony in Washington. The national anthem was performed by Dorothy Maynor accompanied by the United States Marine Band. "America, the Beautiful" was also performed by Eugene Conley, accompanied by the United States Marine Band.

President Harry S. Truman, 1949: Phil Regan, U.S. Marine Band

The Capitol formed the backdrop as President Harry
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The Capitol formed the backdrop as President Harry Truman delivered his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1949. The national anthem was performed by Phil Regan accompanied by the United States Marine Band.

President Harry S. Truman: Lena Horne, Margaret O'Brien, George Jessel and Alice Faye

President Harry S. Truman, center, poses with performers
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President Harry S. Truman, center, poses with performers at the inaugural gala held on Jan. 19, 1949, at the National Guard Armory in Washington. Lena Horne is third from left, Margaret O'Brien is fourth from left, George Jessel is fifth from left. Alice Faye is to the right of President Truman.

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