Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Who in Superbowl Half-Time Show

by Richard Cunningham

Super Bowl 44 halftime with The Who features a group that is one of the world's best known, greatest and most dynamic rock and roll bands. They will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIV show at halftime on CBS Sports at the Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on February 7, Sunday. This was announced by the NFL during halftime of the Oakland Raiders-Dallas Cowboys game on CBS.

The Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most talked about and waited musical occasions of the year. In the U.S. alone, there are around 151 million viewers who watched last year's show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be seen around the world in more than 230 countries and territories.

The Who will be part of the respected list of halftime acts that comprise Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Rolling Stones, Prince, and Paul McCartney.

There were only a few bands that had a more permanent impact on the rock era and the echoing pop culture than The Who. They started rising up in the mid-1960s as a new and combustible force in rock 'n roll.

The bands aggressive style and emotional story telling earned them one of music's most passionate followings with the renowned group radiating a scorching new pattern for punk, rock and everything. Introduced into the 1990 Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, the band was able to sell more than 100 million records worldwide that placed 27 top 40 singles in the United Kingdom and United States and earned 17 Top 10 albums that included the 1969 ground breaking rock opera Tommy, 1971's hard-hitting Live At Leeds, 1973's Quadrophenia, 1978's Who Are You, and their newest much-admired Endless Wire.

This is their first full-length album using new materials after nearly twenty years. A year back, they were awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. This was a milestone for them since they were the first rock band ever to receive the award.

ROGER DALTREY the lead singer and PETE TOWNSHEND guitarist/ songwriter, are the only remaining original members of the Who. They are once again being called to represent the rock standard. Daltrey and Townshend started in 1964 with a trio of songs. After that, they have given the world a lot of hits.

Extraordinary orders for their sold-out album world wide, that started in 2007 and ended in the second quarter of 2009, reconfirm their standing as rock's most powerful and vigorous stage artists. This year symbolizes the third time the brand of Bridgestone sponsored the halftime show of the Super Bowl. The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show is a production of the NFL Network and Ricky Kirshner is the executive producer and Hamish Hamilton is the director. So watch Super Bowl 44 Halftime with The Who and enjoy.

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