I was thinking about going retro on musical acts during halftime. What I mean is that which acts of the past would have made great Super Bowl halftime shows back in the day, if the powers that were had some imagination. For example, I bet that Sam & Dave would have made a great half-time show in the late ’60s and Issac Hayes in the early ’70s.
Unless you have a really good memory or have already taken a look at this list of past halftime show performances, it’s hard to conceive of just how unessential the halftime show used to be. In the early years of the Super Bowl through 1990, halftime shows typically centered around a marching band or some stock middle-America performance troupe, like Up With People.