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Man, remember when the Super Bowl halftime show was dominated by some of the biggest rock acts to walk the earth? There’s The Who, The Rolling Stones, and don’t even get us started on Prince’s 2007 Super Bowl performance – a sudden torrential downpour of rain mixed with purple flashlights and Prince looking regal and as if he’d planned the whole thing during “Purple Rain”? Yes, please!
Sports fans and music fans were treated to a serious rock show back in 2005 when former Beatle Paul McCartney was tapped to dazzle the crowd in attendance watching the final showdown between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, bringing with him a handful of Beatles classics and blowing away millions in the process.
A far cry from the wardrobe malfunction that plagued the previous year’s halftime show (ahem…lookin’ at you, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson), Paul’s performance of “Drive My Car”, “Get Back” and “Live and Let Die” were nothing short of a good time had by all – but it was “Hey Jude” that took the event to another level entirely with fans huddled around Paul’s piano the way they were in The Beatles’ 1968 promotional video for “Hey Jude,” this time waving flashlights in the air and swaying from side to side. It may be a while before we see proper rock artists grace the halftime stage again but in the meantime, at least we’ve got this little piece of heaven to look back on!