Can you tell the difference between rock stars and TV stars in the 1970s?

Spoiler alert: None of them had short hair.

Circus magazine once boasted on its cover that it had the "Most Complete Concert, Album, Radio, TV and Film Listings of Any Weekly Magazine." Those of us who were youth of the Seventies knew that Circus was the pop culture rag. It had glossier paper and more posters. Rolling Stone felt like it was for your older brother.

Circus published all the way up until 2006. But the Seventies were the mag's heyday, when Queen ruled and KISS was on everyone's lips.

We gathered some classic covers from that era. Can you tell if the cover stars are rockers or actors?


Watch Happy Days on MeTV!

Weeknights at 6:30 PM

*available in most MeTV markets
  1. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  2. Bonus point: Who is it?
  3. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  4. Bonus point: Who is it?
  5. Is these guys rock stars or TV stars?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  6. Bonus point: Who is it?
  7. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
  8. Bonus point: Who is it?
  9. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  10. Bonus point: Who is it?
  11. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  12. Bonus point: Who is it?
  13. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  14. Bonus point: Who is it?
  15. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  16. Bonus point: Who is it?
  17. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  18. Bonus point: Who is it?
  19. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  20. Bonus point: Who is it?
  21. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  22. Bonus point: Who is it?
  23. Is this a rock star or a TV star?
    Image: Circus Magazine
  24. Bonus point: Who is it?

Can you tell the difference between rock stars and TV stars in the 1970s?

Your Result...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque nec ante ipsum. Mauris viverra, urna et porta sagittis, lorem diam dapibus diam, et lacinia libero quam id risus.
 
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

162 Comments

Post a comment
denny 11 days ago
23/24 missed 24, never heard of either one. Had to guess on a couple.
Martanrick1975 2 months ago
23/24 I was a teenager in the seventies. I do know the era. I missed #23 I knew he was a rockstar just not his name. 🤔😊
GTStang08 2 months ago
So I got 23 of 24...actually missed #24. However, that's not as bad as the MeTV quizzers incorrect grammar usage for question #5..."Is these guys..."...instead of "are these guys..." LOL Yeah, we all can make a mistake.
PinkiePie 2 months ago
I got a 17/24 I knew most of them but some of the other ones I had no idea.
Allison 2 months ago
23/24 got the last one wrong, knew it was a rocker but not his name
LH 2 months ago
23/24. It was easy if I weren’t sure if it were an actor or rock star. I looked at the name choices and it helped!
LH LH 2 months ago
But my husband helped me… I was one of these strange people who knew opera stars, not rock stars!!😆
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?