Rocking Out! Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Shows

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Quinn Cohane on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:25AM

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Rocking Out! Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Shows

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Michael Jackson (1993)

Talk about making an entrance! In 1993, Michael Jackson rocked the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., at Super Bowl XXVII, where the Dallas Cowboys dominated the Buffalo Bills. Halftime kicked off with an image of Jackson on a Jumbotron -- all of a sudden, fireworks shot out of the top of the monitor, setting the stage for a Jackson impersonator, who seemed to magically appear all the way up there once a thick cloud of smoke dissipated. The same thing happened on the stadium's other Jumbotron before all of the focus was on center stage. There, Jackson popped out amid a burst of gold fireworks, which matched the detail on his signature jacket, and he stood in position for almost two minutes while the audience roared. What followed was a four-song set of Jackson classics -- "Jam", "Billie Jean", "Black or White" and "Heal the World" -- peppered with moonwalking, hip gyrating and the use of an enormous wind machine. Prior to this performance, Super Bowl halftime programs were mostly made up of college marching bands and local drill teams. Once again, the King of Pop had blazed a trail and Super Bowl's would never be the same again.

 

 

 

 

 

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