Who Is Super Bowl Halftime Show

 

Let’s examine the history of those halftime performances to
date… we’ve come a long way since that memorable Carol Channing appearance…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

The Who will do the
halftime show at the Super Bowl (officially it is going by the name “The
Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show”). The event will be broadcast on CBS
Sports at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on
Sunday, February 7.

 

We are advised that “The
Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most anticipated musical
events of the year. More than 151 million viewers in the U.S. watched
last year’s show.  The Super Bowl and
halftime show will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and
territories.”

 

Well, there ya go – only
a chump would pass up the gig, and recent non-chumps include Bruce Springsteen
& The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling
Stones, Paul McCartney, U2, and, uh, Janet Jackson’s tit. Last year the
Who became the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy
Center Honors.

 

HISTORY
OF SUPER BOWL HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT

 

SUPER BOWL

HALFTIME

I

Universities of Arizona
and Michigan
Bands.

II

Grambling University.

III

“America
Thanks” with Florida
A&M University.

IV

Carol Channing.

V

Florida A&M
Band.

VI

“Salute to Louis Armstrong” with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol
Channing, Al Hirt and U.S.
Marine Corps Drill Team.

VII

“Happiness Is…” with University of Michigan
Band and Woody Herman.

VIII

“A Musical America”
with University
of Texas Band.

IX

“Tribute to Duke Ellington” with Mercer Ellington and Grambling University Bands.

X

“200 Years and Just a Baby” Tribute to America’s
Bicentennial.

XI

“It’s a Small World” including crowd participation for
first time with spectators waving colored placards on cue.

XII

“From Paris to the Paris of America”
with Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt.

XIII

“Super Bowl XIII Carnival” Salute to the Caribbean with
Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands.

XIV

“A Salute to the Big Band Era” with Up with People.

XV

“A Mardi Gras Festival.”

XVI

“A Salute to the 60’s and Motown.”

XVII

“KaleidoSUPERscope” (a kaleidoscope of color and sound).

XVIII

“Super Bowl XVIII’s Salute to the Superstars of the Silver
Screen.”

XIX

“A World of Children’s Dreams.”

XX

“Beat of the Future.”

XXI

“Salute to Hollywood’s
100th Anniversary.”

XXII

“Something Grand” featuring 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes
and Chubby Checker.

XXIII

“Be Bop Bamboozled” featuring 3-D effects.

XXIV

“Salute to New
Orleans” and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts’
characters, featuring trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw & Irma Thomas.

XXV

“A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl”
featuring New Kids on the Block.

XXVI

“Winter Magic” including a salute to the winter season and
the winter Olympics featuring Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano and Dorothy
Hamill.

XXVII

“Heal the World” featuring Michael Jackson and 3,500 local
children. Finale included audience card stunt.

XXVIII

“Rockin Country Sunday” featuring Clint Black, Tanya
Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna & Naomi Judd. Finale included flashlight
stunt.

XXIX

“Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye”
featuring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound
Machine and stunts including fire and skydivers. Finale included audience
participation with light sticks.

XXX

Diana Ross celebrating 30 years of the Super Bowl with
special effects, pyrotechnics and stadium card stunt. Finale featured Diana
Ross being taken from the stadium in a helicopter.

XXXI

“Blues Brothers Bash” featuring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman
and James Belushi. Also featuring “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown and ZZ
Top.

XXXII

“A Tribute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary”
including Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The
Temptations.

XXXIII

“Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” featuring Stevie
Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and tap dancer Savion Glover.

XXXIV

“A Tapestry of Nations” featuring Phil Collins, Christina
Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and an 80-person choir.

XXXV

“The Kings of Rock and Pop” featuring Aerosmith, *N’SYNC,
Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly

XXXVI

U2

XXXVII

Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting

XXXVIII

Janet Jackson,  Kid
Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin Timberlake

XXXIX

Paul McCartney

XL

The Rolling Stones

XLI

Prince

XLII

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

XLIII

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

XLIV

The Who

 

 

 

 

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