Classic UK acts at the Super Bowl!
This weekend is the “world’s largest sporting event” (according to organisers at least), Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.
Whether American Football’s annual showcase is bigger than the World Cup final or the 100m Olympics remains to be seen, but in an era of instant entertainment on demand, it remains one of those moments in television where (nearly) everyone watches it - in America at least.
The half-time entertainment is being provided by Madonna this year, as the showcase event moves away from classic rock, to more poppy sounds. However Super Bowl XLVI taking place on Sunday we thought that it was a great opportunity to remind ourselves of some of the performances from the UK’s classic rock acts such as Paul McCartney, The Stones and The Who.
These shows were played to television audiences of hundreds of millions - probably the biggest television show available.
Enjoy these brilliant performances below, and, to our American friends, hope you enjoy a great game.
Paul McCartney - Super Bowl 2005
Rolling Stones - Super Bowl 2006
The Who - Super Bowl 2010