Looking for video of the halftime show from a 1971 Jets-Patriots game
February 8, 2014 12:34 PM   Subscribe

In 1971, during the halftime show of a game between the NY Jets and the Patriots, my dad's high school marching band performed. My dad, a trumpet player, had a solo in the show. He asked me if I could find video of that performance. Can anyone point me in the direction of where that could be found or who could possibly provide it in a physical format?
posted by rbf1138 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you tried the high school? Often the band would tape shows, although back in 1971 home video hardly existed, there may be film.
posted by Gungho at 12:49 PM on February 8, 2014

The NFL has a films division. You could try asking them to point you in the right direction.
posted by bubukaba at 1:10 PM on February 8, 2014

NFL Films doesn't always have full games, but you can make a special order for around $50.
posted by Ideefixe at 3:46 PM on February 8, 2014

NFL Films isn't likely to have the halftime show at a regular season game; they list that they only have games in their Greatest Games series.

I would guess that the high school would be the easiest place to find the video if they have it. If not, think about contacting the teams; both the Jets and the Patriots have contact forms, and may have video that wasn't broadcast. (There is "game film" that was likely silent.)

Another option would be to try and find the stations that broadcast the game. At the time, AFC games were broadcast on NBC affiliates. For New York that would have been WNBC as you might expect. In Boston, it would have been WBZ, which was part of a realignment in 1994 and became a CBS station. One or both stations might have archives or be able to point you in the right direction.
posted by graymouser at 6:58 PM on February 8, 2014

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