Superbowl Brings Stones, Motown Legends

Published: 2006-02-07
The Rolling Stones rocked out at the Superbowl halftime show on Sunday night with hits like "Start Me Up", "Rough Justice", and of course "Satisfaction". The halftime show was broadcast on a five-second delay to let the event organizers see the performance unfold before each moment was broadcast to millions of viewers. The precautions were put in after Janet Jackson's 2004 halftime show, which gave viewers a peek at more of Ms. Jackson than she'd intended.

Though the crowd seemed to enjoy the old rockers' performance, there was some controversy in Detroit, where the game took place, over the choice of UK rockers in the halftime show over homegrown Motown talent.

Organizers quelled the controversy by inviting hometown heroes Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin to sing at the pre-game show and to perform the Star-Spangled Banner, respectively. Wonder's performance was a medley of his tunes with guest spots from John Legend, Joss Stone, and India.Arie.

And in case you're wondering, the Pittsburg Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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I don't know about the Stones (looked like some of them were standing on their last leg), but it was refreshing to see Stevie rocking it at the pre-game gala. He's still got it. Although others were singing his songs, it still popped off nicely. For those not to familiar Stevie, dig deep into the catalog, I can honestly say, he's got something for everyone. Motown rocks, keep on doing what your doing, I love it, and america should as well. It's a fine crop of home grown soul.
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