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09/13/2014 04:13 pm ET Updated Sep 13, 2014

Marvin Gaye's Soulful 'The Star-Spangled Banner' At 1983 NBA All-Star Game Is National Healing

There will never be another Marvin Gaye. There is only one "The Star-Spangled Banner." When these two American originals crossed paths, the result was absolutely unforgettable. Before the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, the Motown legend stepped to a microphone at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and delivered a stirringly soulful rendition of the national anthem that became an instant classic.

“When he took off, I morphed into an American,” Pat Riley, who coached the Western Conference All-Stars that year, later told Grantland.

Whether you're commemorating the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key penning this song inspired by the American defense of Fort McHenry in Baltimore or simply looking to enjoy a deep cut by Marvin, be sure to check out the video above.

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