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VIDEO: Ella Fitzgerald sings the national anthem before the 1972 Sugar Bowl between Auburn and Oklahoma

The 1972 Sugar Bowl ended Auburn’s great 1971 season on a sour note. But it started off totally in tune.

Here’s some other pre-game pageantry stuff: Mid-America pageant queens, the Olympia Brass Band, and ol’ Peter Genarro.

Related: Zelda Fitzgerald, Auburn fan.

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