Super Bowl XXXI was the first year that the halftime show tested the now tried-and-true formula of combining multiple megastars in one lineup. Unfortunately, one of the acts in 1997 wasn’t quite on par with the others. Joining rock gods ZZ Top and Godfather of Soul James Brown were the Blues Brothers, despite the fact that the film had come out more than a decade before and that half of the duo, John Belushi, had died in 1982. His brother, Jim, stepped in to boogie alongside John Goodman and Dan Aykroyd, but the Brothers still weren’t even in the same league as their fellow performers.
Above: The Blues Brothers' Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi rehearse for an Independence Day performance on July 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Cheriss May/Sipa USA/TNS)