Everyone is batting cleanup on their awards shows right now: The American Music Awards are up next, on Sunday night, so that means digging into the photo archive, beginning with the 1970s — the AMAs began in 1973 — and 1980s. We’ve got some Miss Ross, some Madonna, some Whitney, some Cher, a couple games of “What Color Do You Think That Is?”, a human couple I had forgotten about, and some chaps. Always chaps.

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