VETERAN’S DAY: Musicians Who Are Veterans

VETERAN’S DAY: Musicians Who Are Veterans

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Happy Veteran’s Day! We are so grateful for everyone who has served our country and could never express enough appreciation.

In celebration of the holiday, we also want to note some famous rockstars who are also veterans. Some are pretty obvious, but others you might not have known:

  • Elvis Presley
Circa 1958, American singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) sits in a restaurant wearing his US Army uniform. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
  • Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) performs at Golden Bear raceway in Sacramento, California on April 26, 1970. (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  • Johnny Cash
Portrait of American Country, Blues, Folk, and Rock musician Johnny Cash (1932 – 2003), Owings Mill, Maryland, September 29, 1977. (Photo by Warren K Leffler/US News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection/PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
  • Willie Nelson
Country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson promotes his “Red Headed Stranger” album at Peaches Records and leaves his footprints in concrete on October 28, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tom Hill/Getty Images)
  • John Fogerty
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) U.S. military veteran Fred L. Herr and his wife Peggy Herr greet recording artist John Fogerty after he performed with Six-String Soldiers, a four-member ensemble of the U.S. Army Field Band, at VA Southern Nevada Medical Center on September 15, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • Jerry Garcia
BERKELEY, UNITED STATES – MAY 22: Jerry Garcia performing with the Grateful Dead at the Greek Theater in Berkeley on May 22, 1982. (Photo by Clayton Call/Redferns)
  • Ray Manzarek
UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1960: Photo of Doors (Photo by Estate of Edmund Teske/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  • Fred Durst
Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, studio portrait shot in Beverley Hills, California, USA, November 1999. (Photo by Patrick Ford/Redferns)
  • Bill Withers
Posed portrait of Bill Withers, 1972. (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns)
  • Kris Kristofferson
American actor and singer Kris Kristofferson posed in England at a press call to promote his latest film ‘Blume In Love’ circa 1973. (Photo by Larry Ellis Collection/Getty Images)


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