Did these stars perform at the Super Bowl halftime show back in the day?

Can you remember if Bowie, Elvis, Ella, Chubby and Indiana were ever there?

The Super Bowl halftime show as we know it — with huge pop stars performing hits with pyrotechnics — is a relatively modern phenomenon. For its first 30 years, the stage was typically given to marching bands or Up With People, the positive-vibes crew that also performed at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades and presidential inaugurations.

That being said, there were some other unlikely stars at halftime in the 1970s and 1980s. Dorothy Hamill, George Burns, The Judds, Disney characters and Andy Williams all appeared at some point.

But can you remember if all these other people ever performed? Take a guess! Down, set…

  1. Did Michael Jackson ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
  2. Did Elvis ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  3. Did the Brady Bunch ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  4. Did Diana Ross ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  5. Did James Brown ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  6. Did the Beach Boys ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  7. Did Ella Fitzgerald ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  8. Did Frank Sinatra ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  9. Did David Bowie ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  10. Did Chubby Checker ever perform a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  11. Did Indiana Jones ever appear at a Super Bowl halftime show?
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  12. Did Billy Joel ever perform at the Super Bowl halftime show?
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  13. Did the Blues Brothers ever perform at the Super Bowl halftime show?
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  14. Did Carol Channing ever perform at the Super Bowl halftime show?
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  15. Did Dick Van Dyke ever perform at the Super Bowl halftime show?
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Did these stars perform at the Super Bowl halftime show back in the day?

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Muleskinner 6 months ago
8/15. I don’t usually watch the halftime shows. 😩
DavidBartholomew 6 months ago
Blues Brothers and Indiana Jones? No, THEY did not appear! Blues Brothers, Akroyd and Belushi, we're not there. Neither was Harrison Ford.
Moody DavidBartholomew 6 months ago
Yes, the Blue Brothers did perform at halftime of Super Bowl XXXI.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues_Brothers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XXXI
Moody DavidBartholomew 6 months ago
They didn't say it was Harrison Ford, they said it was the Indiana Jones character. Super Bowl XXIX featured Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Super_Bowl_halftime_shows#1990s
cperrynaples Moody 6 months ago
Yes and John Goodman replaced Belushi at SB XXXI!
Moody cperrynaples 6 months ago
Jim Belushi was with them also. I don't remember much about the performance but from what I've read it wasn't very good. Some called it one of the worst halftime shows ever.
DavidBartholomew Moody 6 months ago
My point is, if it wasn't Harrison Ford, it wasn't Indiana Jones. If it wasn't Belushi, it ain't the Blues Brothers. My opinion. I'm an old fart!
Moody DavidBartholomew 6 months ago
Well you're entitled to your opinion of course. BTW, I'm an old fart too!
Moody 6 months ago
Only got 7 right. I've never really paid attention to the halftime shows.
MrsPhilHarris 6 months ago
I just watched the half-time show with Dorothy Hamill. What was that? So bizarre.
Debbie 6 months ago
7/15 . All guesses. I never watch The Super Bowl
daDoctah 6 months ago
9/15, which is way better than I expected. At least I actually *knew* one of the answers. My niece was one of the backup performers when Diana Ross appeared at Super Bowl XXX.
Greg 6 months ago
13 is wrong the Blues Brothers died with Belushi Never could stand Carol Channing ewww that voice.
Moody Greg 6 months ago
Well obviously they did play at Super Bowl XXXI. They didn't just make it up. The band was Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi & John Goodman at the time. Check it out:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues_Brothers
jpdirisio13 6 months ago
#5 (which I got wrong) James Brown and Z Z Top, both at the 1997 show ? There's an odd couple if I ever saw one!
jpdirisio13 6 months ago
10/15......not too bad considering that I have NEVER watched a Super Bowl. I am not an athletic supporter.
JC 6 months ago
You got 12 out of 15
Looks like you're running up the score! Nice work!
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