Can you guess which songs huge pop stars sang for their TV debuts?

Time travel to pop stars' breakout performances.

Most folks know all about the Beatles showing up on The Ed Sullivan Show and shaking up history, and everybody knows American Bandstand debuted acts from the 1950s through the 1980s, but are you a big enough pop star aficionado to know which songs bands played during their breakout TV performances?

That's the quiz today, which takes you from the King of Rock & Roll to Prince. Good luck picking the right tunes every time!
  1. The Beatles made their U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, performing five songs. Pick out one hit they played:
  2. Cyndi Lauper danced into our hearts on American Bandstand in 1984, singing two hits. Which ones?
  3. Elvis Presley shook the world when he appeared on The Dorsey Stage Show in 1956, performing which hit?
  4. The Jackson 5 made their TV debut on American Bandstand in 1970, singing which two songs?
  5. Barry Manilow made American Bandstand swoon in his 1975 TV debut, performing which hit?
  6. Sonny and Cher did their duet thing first on American Bandstand in 1965. What song did they sing?
  7. Madonna also made her debut on American Bandstand. In 1984, what song do you think she sauntered out?
  8. Dick Clark welcomed the Doors to American Bandstand in 1967. Which hit did we hear?
  9. Prince turned TVs purple in 1980 when he appeared on American Bandstand, performing which hit?
  10. It was The Ed Sullivan Show that introduced the ray of sunshine that was The Beach Boys in 1964. Which song do you think they played?
  11. The Rolling Stones first performed on Dean Martin's Hollywood Palace in 1964. Pick out a song they played:
  12. Last question is for true fans only! Davy Jones actually performed on The Ed Sullivan Show the same night the Beatles first appeared, only with the cast of a musical, not the Monkees. Which musical was it?

Can you guess which songs huge pop stars sang for their TV debuts?

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RedSamRackham 2 months ago
* Rolling Stones did their 1st USA live TV appearance on Red Skelton's show! ☺
TonyClifton 2 months ago
What? No KISS on the Paul Lynde Halloween Special?
Rickey 34 months ago
You got 8 out of 12
If you're lost on this quiz, you can look and find Cyndi here, time after time:
Cynthia 38 months ago
Eleven out of 12. Missed the one on the Rolling Stones.
JeffTanner 38 months ago
''You 7 out of 12'' Which is not very good for me. If you're lost on this quiz, you can look and find Cyndi here, time after time...
UTZAAKE 38 months ago
9/12. 3, 6 and 8.
5. MANILOW! also performed the same song on Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell later that year.
Barry22 38 months ago
10/12, missed Elvis and Sonny & Cher
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