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FILE - This Jan. 21, 2013 file photo shows singers, from left, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton and Darlene Love from the film "20 Feet from Stardom" at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge in Park City, Utah. Hill, Clayton, Love and Lisa Fischer are set to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the 100th Rose Bowl game on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
Subjects of ‘20 Feet’ to sing anthem at Rose Bowl
First Published Dec 09 2013 02:24 pm • Last Updated Dec 09 2013 02:25 pm

Los Angeles • On New Year’s Day, they’ll finally travel that last 20 feet.

Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love — the principal subjects of the documentary film "20 Feet from Stardom" — are set to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the 100th Rose Bowl game in Pasadena.

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Individually, the four have provided background vocals for such superstars as Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger.

In a field of 147 qualifying films, "20 Feet" is one of 15 to advance in voting for best documentary feature at the upcoming Academy Awards. It was a hit at the last Sundance Film Festival.

Rose Bowl media director Gina Chappin said it’s the only time in memory that the national anthem will be performed at a Rose Bowl game by musicians other than a team band.




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