No wardrobe malfunctions, but Madonna’s halftime act at Super Bowl XLVI didn’t exactly go off as planned! Accompanying artist M.I.A., 36, flipped the bird toward a camera just before a cutaway during the halftime show. It was the only flaw in a spectacular production raising the visual & audio bar, in which Madonna, backed by a marching band dressed as soldiers of antiquity and a capacity crowd armed with flashlights, hit high marks for another Super Bowl halftime show. A stage spanning 30 yards, 11 additional light banks, and a white screen in front of the stage which showed accompanying light effects and images, including a montage of film actors from the black and white era and a final message: World Peace. Hip-hop artist Cee Lo Green led a marching band, and LMFAO joined Madonna at center stage for a rendition of their 2011 hit “Sexy and I Know It”, and flashes of Cirque du Soleil during the entire show, featuring several dancers bouncing on a highwire above the stage!
Take a look, click on all 63 commercials, and vote for your favorites today….Hey, you did call in sick to work for Monday like most of America, right:) CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GET STARTED!
Here’s the NBC Promo for “The Voice” (extended version)! Action packed showdown between the 4 judges to find that mysterious beautiful “Voice” coming from somewhere inside this hotel where they all are! I loved the ending!!!
It’s “halftime in America,” and people who are out of work need look no farther than Detroit to see a way to recovery, Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood says in a Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler. Eastwood, 81, spoke in a two-minute spot as the New England Patriots and New York Giants headed to their locker rooms at the midpoint of Sunday night’s game, the year’s most-watched U.S. television event. “People are out of work and they’re hurting. And they’re all wondering what they’re going to do to make a comeback. The people of Detroit know a little something about this,” said Eastwood, who was mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, from 1986 to 1988. “They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together, now Motor City is fighting again. Detroit’s showing us it can be done,” he said. “This country can’t be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again and when we do, the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it’s halftime, America,” Eastwood said. “And our second half is about to begin.”
Steve Martin receiving his first Grammy Award for his 1977 Album “Let’s Get Small” from Charlie at the 20th Annual Grammys in 1978, in the special Pre-Grammy Awards that Charlie emceed.(Photo-February 23, 1978)
Larry Morton, 1978 Grammy Award winning Producer for Best Cast Show Album “Annie”, receives his award from Charlie at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony in 1978.(Photo-February 19, 1977)
Brian Wilson & Mike Love of The Beach Boys reunite with Bruce Johnston & Al Jardine for the first time in over 20 years to perform at this weekend’s Grammys! Below is a 1981 reunion picture that Wolfman Jack & Charlie emceed for a national TV audience for their 20 year reunion!
The Beach Boys celebrated their 20th Anniversary with their 1981 concert at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA! Mike Love of the Beach Boys greets Charlie on stage after I had just finished reading a congratulations telegram you see me holding that was from then Vice-President George Bush, and a concert that also featured Three Dog Night, Rick Springfield and Pablo Cruise. 50,000 people were in the audience at the Queen Mary parking lot, for the national TV special that was broadcast “live” that night that featured all of the original Beach Boys, except for Carl who was recording & touring solo at the time, but did have Brian with the band for the first time in years.(Photo-July 5, 1981)
Another Grammy flashback moment from this weekend when Chuck Mangione picks up his 1978 Grammy for “Children Of Sanchez” at the Pre-Grammy Awards Ceremony that I hosted in 1978. It was Chuck Mangione’s second Grammy, and followed a year in 1977 when his big pop hit “Feels So Good” was at the top of the charts. (February 23, 1978)
Back in 1977 & 1978, I was asked to host the Pre-Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A., and on my syndicated 70′s radio show this weekend, some flashback moments coming up! Here, Producer of the Year Peter Asher gets his Grammy from me February 19,1977! Peter was also part of the hit singing duet “Peter & Gordon” in the 60′s who had a trio of hits including “A World Without Love”, “I Go To Pieces” and “Lady Godiva”! Cool Tuxedo, huh? LOL
All of our social networking nightmares rolled into one:)
If you want to relive the 6.6 earthquake sign-on of mine on 93/KHJ in Los Angeles, February 9, 1971 that’s been mentioned on my personal facebook page, just click to the National Radio Hall of Fame link which has a 2 minute audio reel of my radio career that begins with the audio from that morning on my show! Click on this link to listen