Tomorrow is Super Bowl XLVII. The halftime performance is a time honored tradition. At last year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis, Madonna was the featured half time performer with M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj. It was estimated that 3 million more people tuned in to watch the halftime performance than the actual game. In the 60’s, it was usually a marching band featured. Super Bowl I which took place in Los Angeles at the famed Coliseium featured the University of Arizona and Grambling State University’s bands.
in 1972, Jazz great Ella Fitzgerald performed. During this time period, all half time shows had a theme. Madi Gras, Salute to Hollywood etc. In 1991, New Kids on the Block performed, that theme was Disney “It’s a small world.”
But Michael Jackson’s 1993 performance at Super Bowl XXVII set the tone for the current evolution of the superstar halftime show.
1995 fetaured an Indiana Jones theme that was just… YEAH with performances by Patti LaBelle, Miami Sound Machine and Tony Bennet.
Super Bowl Halftime Show 2007 by bernynab
Ready to add Beyonce to my list of favorites!