Nearly every Super Bowl halftime show since 1967

The Super Bowl is known for its extravagant halftime shows. But it hasn’t always been so grand.

The following trip down down memory lane reveals how one of the biggest shows in America has evolved from marching bands to worldwide super stars — from true entertainment to, in some cases, thinly veiled commercials.

Things really pick up in 1991 with New Kids on the Block. Oh, and the Michael Jackson performance? Legendary. Only he could stand silent for like a minute on national television and get away with it.


1967 – University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band, Grambling State University Marching Band, Al Hirt, Anaheim High School Drill Team, and Javier Saenz

1971 – Up with People

1973 – University of Michigan Marching Band, Woody Herman, and Andy Williams

1976 – Up With People

1977 – The Mouseketeers

1982 – Up With People

1984 – Disney

1985 – Tops in Blue

1986 – Up With People

1987 – George Burns, Mickey Rooney, Grambling State University and USC Marching Bands, Disney characters, Southern California-area high school drill teams and dancers

1988 – Chubby Checker, The Rockettes, 88 grand pianos, and the combined San Diego State University Marching Aztecs, and USC Marching Bands.

1987 – Elvis Presto, South Florida-area dancers and performers, with 3-D effects

1990 – Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas, Nicholls State University Marching Band, Southern University Marching Band, USL Marching Band

1991 – New Kids on the Block

1992 – Gloria Estefan with Olympic Figure skaters Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill

1993 – Michael Jackson

1995 – Patti Labelle, Indiana Jones & Marion Ravenwood, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine

1996 – Diana Ross

1997 – Blues Brothers

1998 – The Temptations

1999 – Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Savion Glover

2000 – Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, an 80-person choir, and Edward James Olmos

2001 – Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Aerosmith, ‘N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly

2002 – U2

2003 – No Doubt

2004 – Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson

2005 – Paul McCartney

2006 – The Rolling Stones

2008 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

2009 – Bruce Springsteen

2010 – The Who

2011 – Black Eyed Peas

2012 – Madonna

2013 – Beyonce

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