Super Bowl halftimes through the years

January 29, 2015 10:24 PM

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Super Bowl halftimes through the years

Katy Perry will enter America’s pop-cultural pantheon when she headlines the Super Bowl halftime show, which has featured a wide variety of pop stars either in or adjacent to the zeitgeist — not to mention marching bands, stridently cheerful youth groups, and a “Solid Gold” dancer-turned-Elvis impersonator.

The chameleonic Perry, with her technicolor hair and strident-yet-flirtatious catalog, represents the halftime show organizers’ continued comfort with borrowing headliners from modern times; during the 2000s, a slew of classic-rock staples like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty ruled the roost. But th...

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