It wasn’t until after the two decades of football championship games that the halftime shows featured a popular recording artist as the musical entertainment, instead using marching bands and variety shows to provide the entertainment. But soon the trend of popular music at the big game halftime show took over and through the years we’ve seen everything from rock, pop, R&B, and country artists in center field performing in front of millions.
Some of the most memorable halftime shows (other than [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Janet Jackson[/lastfm]‘s infamous “nipplegate” show) came from the classic artists heard on K-EARTH 101. As [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Madonna[/lastfm] prepares to take the stage as this year’s performer, take a look back at ten of the classic rockin’ halftime shows performed through the years!
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chubby Checker[/lastfm] (1988)
As one of the first music artists to perform the halftime show, Chubby Checker got everyone to do the twist as he performed with The Rockettes to the theme “Something Grand.”