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?


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  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?

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PinkiePie 9 hours ago
I got a 17/24 I knew most of them but some of the other ones I had no idea.
Allison 4 days ago
23/24 got the last one wrong, knew it was a rocker but not his name
LH 10 days 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 10 days ago
But my husband helped me… I was one of these strange people who knew opera stars, not rock stars!!😆
FLETCH 14 days ago
You got 24 out of 24!! This is my youth
Coolrain 14 days ago
21/24 Grace Slick and Rick Wakeman got me.
327053 15 days ago
I missed the last one!!!!😖😖😖
grandpa5741 15 days ago
ELP, Led Zepplin, Queen, ELO, Rolling Stones, Bob Sefer, Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Elton John & BadCo.
Classic Rock 70’s Style
Moverfan grandpa5741 14 days ago
For anybody who's wondering, that should say Bob Seger--and here I thought I was the only one who couldn't hit the letter I want. Greetings, my brother!
grandpa5741 Moverfan 14 days ago
So true I was on a roll until I hit that f in his name. Have a great rest of the weekend. 🎸🥁🎹🎶
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