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Super Bowl Halftime Performances

Looking back at memorable halftime shows from Paul McCartney, The Who, The Rolling Stones and more

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    Paul McCartney performs at halftime of Super Bowl XXXIX 06 February 2005 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
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    31 Jan 1999: Gene Simmons of KISS performing during the pre-game special of the Super Bowl XXXIII Game between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons at the Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Broncos defeated the Falcons 34-19.
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    Bono, singer with the Irish rock group U2, opens his jacket exposing an American flag as he performs during halftime 03 February, 2002 of Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans, Louisiana. The St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots are playing for the NFL championship. AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images
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    Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs at halftime during Super Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on February 5, 2006. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of 'The Who perform during the halftime show for the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts in Miami, Florida February 7, 2010. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    26 Jan 1997: ZZ Top performs during the half-time show for Super Bowl XXXI between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Packers won the game, 35-21.
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    26 Jan 1997: ZZ Top performs during the half-time show for Super Bowl XXXI between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Packers won the game, 35-21.
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    26 Jan 1997: The rock trio ZZ Top performs during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/Allsport
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    Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley entertain before the start of Super Bowl XXXIII 31 January at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, FL. (AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Ace Frehley and Peter Criss of KISS entertain before the start of Super Bowl XXXIII 31 January at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, FL. (AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    30 Jan 2000: Phil Collins Performs In The Tapestry Of Nations Theme During The Halftime Show Of Super Bowl XXXIV Between The Tennessee Titans And The St Louis Rams At The Georgia Dome In Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo By Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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    30 Jan 2000: Phil Collins Performs During Halftime Of Super Bowl XXXIV Between The St. Louis Rams And The Tennessee Titans At The Georgia Dome In Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo By Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    Steven Tyler of the rock group Aerosmith performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XXXV 28 January 2001 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants are playing for the NFL championship. (AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs during the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV January 28, 2001 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. (Photo byDoug Pensinger/ALLSPORT)
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    Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs during the halftime show January 28, 2001 at Super Bowl XXXV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Allsport/Newsmakers)
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    U2 performs during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVI February 3, 2002 at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Super Bowl XXXVI is being played by the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    U2 performing while a list of people who died in the September 11th tragedy's scrolls behind them on the Super Bowl XXXVI - Halftime Show at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA., 2/3/02. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
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    Bono performs during halftime 03 February, 2002 of Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans, Louisiana. The St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots are playing for the NFL championship. AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images
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    Sting performs during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVII between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders on January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and Sting perform during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVII between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders on January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Bucs beat the Raiders 48-21. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    Paul McCartney performs on stage during the XXXIX Superbowl Half-Time show at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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    Paul McCartney performs at halftime of Super Bowl XXXIX 06 February 2005, at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Paul McCartney performs during the Super Bowl XXXIX halftime show at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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    Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards of the The Rolling Stones perform during the 'Sprint Super Bowl XL Halftime Show' at Super Bowl XL between the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field on February 5, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    The Rolling Stones perform at halftime during Super Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on February 5, 2006. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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    Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform at halftime during Super Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on February 5, 2006. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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    Tom Petty performs at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLII between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Tom Petty performs during the 'Bridgestone Halftime Show' at Super Bowl XLII between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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    Tom Petty performs at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLII between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    Tom Petty performs during halftime at Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, 03 February 2008. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Bruce Sprinsteen performs with Steven Van Zandt and drummer Max Weinberg during the Super Bowl XLIII half-time show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on February 1, 2009. (AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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    Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and Slash perform during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Slash performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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    Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and Slash perform during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)