From U2 to Lady Gaga, notable Super Bowl halftime performances linger

Credit Michael Jackson for elevating the Super Bowl halftime show to something worth staying on the couch to watch instead of beelining for another round of nachos. Prior to his 1993 exhibition, the halftime slot was clogged with marching bands, faux Mardi Gras celebrations and haphazard ideas such as, in 1990, a salute to the 40th anniversary of Peanuts characters. Actually, that one was cool. But following Jackson’s gloriously ostentatious display — military-styled uniform, moonwalking, children’s choir — the NFL’s Super Bowl committee realized that superstars attract viewers who otherwise d…

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