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Beyonce carries out throughout the Super Bowl halftime program in 2013.
The very first Super Bowl was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1967. The halftime home entertainment consisted of trumpeter Al Hirt, a regional high school drill group and the marching bands of Grambling State University and the University of Arizona. However the most remarkable entertainers may have been the Bell Rocket Air Guys flying around in jet packs.
The New Christy Minstrels, a folk and pop group, were one of the entertainers during the Super Bowl halftime show in 1970. The game was held at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, so the show’s theme was tribute to Mardi Gras.
Hirt plays the trumpet while Ella Fitzgerald sings at the Super Bowl in 1972. The show that year paid tribute to jazz legend Louis Armstrong, who died the year before.
The halftime show in 1977 was produced by Disney, and the theme was “It’s a Small World.”
A Mardi Gras-themed float is part of the show in 1981, which took place inside the Louisiana Superdome.
The crowd contributes a colorful background to the Super Bowl halftime show in 1983, which was held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
The NFL switched things up in 1991, featuring popular boy band New Kids on the Block for the Super Bowl’s 25th anniversary. But TV audiences didn’t actually see the show until after the game because ABC showed a Gulf War news report instead.
The “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, performed several of his hit songs in 1993. His performance is often credited with launching the tradition of blockbuster halftime shows.
A helicopter picks up Diana Ross after she headlined the Super Bowl halftime show in 1996.
The 2001 halftime show brought together several stars from different musical genres. From left are Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Britney Spears and Nelly. Mary J. Blige also performed that year.
A mural at the 2002 show honors those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The 2004 show will forever be known for Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction.” Timberlake tore off a part of her clothing at the end of a song, revealing her right breast, and many people watching at home were outraged. The Federal Communications Commission ordered an investigation, and the NFL spent the next few years going with safer acts.
Beatles great Paul McCartney performs at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2005.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger dances throughout the 2006 halftime program.
Prince played at the Super Bowl in 2007, and a soggy day in south Florida provided the perfect backdrop for his song “Purple Rain.”
Bruce Springsteen rocks out with the E Street Band at the halftime show in 2009.
Madonna, clad as a Roman goddess, is carried to the stage in 2012.
Katy Perry was a hit in 2015, but maybe not as much as “Left Shark,” which quickly became a meme.
Fans take part in the 2016 show at Levi’s Arena in Santa Clara, California. The colorful display reads “Believe in Love” during a performance that combined Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Coldplay.
Lady Gaga is suspended in the air while performing in Houston in 2017.
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez collaborated for the most current Super Bowl, which was played in south Florida in 2015.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.