The Late Movies: National Anthems at Fenway Park

Erica Palan

On this day in 1911, ground was broken for Fenway Park. Though there have since been attempts to update and move the park, fans feel strongly about the storied baseball stadium. Here, six famous national anthem singers at Fenway Park.

Smokey Robinson

Smokey sang his arrangement for Game 5 of the 1986 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets.

Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Forgive the video from behind. Reed performed on October 3, 2010.


On May 31, 2009, Phish sang to a thrilled crowd.

James Taylor

The acclaimed singer performed at Game 2 of the 2007 World Series. While the video is from a distance, Taylor's unmistakable voice is clear and strong.

Aaron Neville

Neville sang on August 28, 2009 in support of the Jimmy Fund, which raises money for cancer research.


Best known for their song "Still the One," Orleans performed in 2006.