History December 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

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Francis Akhalbey December 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

December 18, 2020 at 11:00 am | History

Ella Fitzgerald, the first African-American woman to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show

The Super Bowl halftime show didn’t always have the most talked-about pop stars as headliners as it does today.  

Years back, halftime shows were usually a showcase for the country’s top marching bands and drill teams to perform the national anthem, in addition to a separate halftime performance, according to WNYC.

However, it all changed with Super Bowl VI when Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald became not only the first jazz artist to perform the halftime show but the first African-American female “celebrity” singer in Super Bowl history.

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