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On November 22, 1957, the American pop duo Tom and Jerry performed its hit song “Hey, Schoolgirl” on the TV show “American Bandstand.” The pair  was well-placed to write and perform the song, a flirtatious advance to a female classmate that sold 100,000 copies that autumn (“Hey, schoolgirl in the second row/The teacher's lookin' over/ So I got to whisper way down low /To say, "Who bop a loo chi bop,...