Franklin D. Roosevelt — 1941
At FDR’s record-breaking third inauguration, Mickey Rooney performed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower —1957
Contralto Marian Anderson sang “The Star Spangled Banner,” at the Capitol during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s inauguration
John F. Kennedy —1961
Marian Anderson performed at the Inauguration ceremony, while Frank Sinatra performed at the Inaugural Gala.
Lyndon B. Johnson —1965
His inauguration included performances by the US Marine Band and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Richard M. Nixon –1969
The U.S. Marine Band and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed at the ceremony.
Richard Nixon — 1973
Ethel Ennis performed “The National Anthem.”
Ronald Reagan — 1981
Ethel Merman performed “God Bless America” at the Inauguration Ceremony.
Ronald W. Reagan — 1985
Jessye Norman performed “Simple Gifts” from Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs” at the Inauguration Ceremony.
George H.W. Bush — 1989
Barbra Streisand performed at George H.W.’s Inauguration Gala.
Bill Clinton —1993
Marilyn Horne was a personal friend of Bill Clintons and performed an American medley at his Inauguration Ceremony that included that included “Simple Gifts” by Aaron Copeland and “Make a Rainbow” by Portia Nelson.
During his 1993 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton dubbed Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” his official campaign song. Although they hadn’t performed together since 1982, they agreed to play at his 1993 Inauguration Gala.
During Clinton’s Inaugural Concert, Bob Dylan stood in front of the Lincoln memorial with an acoustic guitar and performed “Chimes of Freedom.”
Bill Clinton — 1997
Jessye Norman performed a musical selection at the Inauguration Ceremony once again. Her first time performing was about ten years earlier, during Reagan’s inauguration.
George W. Bush — 2001
While the majority of the Inauguration was performed by choirs and military members, President George W. Bush held a star-studded Inauguration Concert, with artists ranging from Ricky Martin to Jessica Simpson to 98 Degrees (as requested by his daughter).
George W. Bush — 2005
Performers at this Inauguration Ceremony included Susan Graham, Denyce Graves, and Bradley Bennett.
Barack H. Obama — 2009
Aretha Franklin performed “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” during President Obama’s inauguration.
Barack H. Obama — 2013
Today, Kelly Clarkson wowed the audience with her rendition of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” while Beyoncé stunned with The National Anthem. (Source: http://mashable.com/2013/01/21/music-monday-inauguration-artists/#YyAqMWjYZkqd)
And so, a sign that Trump’s presidency is illegitimate, they are struggling to book performers for the inauguration, which has never before happened in US history. Right now it looks like Kid Rock and Vietnam draft dodger, Ted Nugent. Making America great again?