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Can you name these musicians on American Bandstand back in the day?

Now this is what we call a pop quiz.

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American Bandstand aired on TV from 1952 through 1989. Just think of all the acts that appeared over those four decades. Host Dick Clark witnessed the evolution of pop music firsthand, as he welcomed on crooners, rockers, disco acts, funk bands, pop singers, new-wavers and rappers.

We've gathered ten of them. Can you name them all? Pay attention to the clues.
  1. This pop star showed her true colors in 1984.
  2. This rock pioneer was known by his rectangular guitar.
  3. This disco act was "celebrating" its No. 1 hit in the early 1980s.
  4. This "Jersey Boy" was still popular in the 1970s, regardless of the season.
  5. American Bandstand would "take on" this Norwegian pop sensation in 1984.
  6. "Chances Are" you know this '50s singer, especially his Christmas music.
  7. This rock & roll icon was still doing the Twist in 1975.
  8. The high school in 'Grease' was named after this teen idol.
  9. He's saying, "If You Don't Know Me By Now"… you will never, ever know this British pop star.
  10. He came on in 1985 to sing his smash hit. Find this too hard? Just remember: “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going.”
Can you name these musicians on American Bandstand back in the day?

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