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Rolling Stones to Play Super Bowl XL Halftime

When the first National Football League championship of 1966 was played in 1967, television viewers later that day watched a young rock and roll group called the Rolling Stones perform on The Ed Sullivan Show.

This season, the Super Bowl turns 40. And the NFL has announced that the Rolling Stones will be the halftime entertainment at the globally televised title game in Detroit, Michigan on February 5.

The legendary band with flamboyant singer Mick Jagger will follow former Beatles star Paul McCartney, who sang at last February's American-style football championship in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2003, the NFL was embarrassed when singer Janet Jackson's breast was exposed during a halftime performance. The incident prompted the NFL to take tighter control over its musical entertainment shows.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.