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Channeling the Spirit of Kate Smith

imageFrom Andrew Lupton at the National Post,

More than 20 years after her death, the Philadelphia Flyers continue to channel the spirit of singer Kate Smith.

Born in 1907, Smith was a famous broadway, stage and radio singer whose name became synonymous with the song God Bless America after she sung it to glowing reviews on Armistice Day in 1938.

continued explaining the story of why Kate Smith’s performance was resurrected by film at Wachovia Center last night.  And here’s a video of one of her Philly performances, prior to the 1974 Stanley Cup.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: kate+smith, nhl+history, superstitions, wachovia+center

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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