Across
8 Vince Clarke's combo, post Depeche Mode (7) Erasure
9 Electro-pioneers Art of ___ (5) Noise
10 John and Yoko pleaded with us to give it a chance (5) Peace
11 Surname of he affectionately known as Shaky (7) Stevens
12 Nano Bettencourt's Aussie pub rockers (7) Extreme
14 60s punks from LA who turned to psychedelia (5) Seeds
16 DJ aka Aristh Delgado (5) Craze
17 US teen idols who took the last train to Clarkesville (7) Monkees
19 Rapper 'Sir' who made his mark with 'Swass' (3-1-3) Mix-A-Lot
21 Room where Alisha hung out (5) Attic
22 Al Kooper's 60's hybrid: Blood, Sweat & ___ (5) Tears
23 Smokey Robinson certainly did second it (7) Emotion

Down
1 On Exodus, Rasta Bob told them to get ready (6) People
2 Foxy lady who debuted with Touch Me (I Want Your Body) (8) Samantha
3 Hey! It made a great number by the Beatles (4) Jude
4 Blues Smith of the 20s and 30s (6) Bessie
5 Ian, Laurie or Lynn - take your pick! (8) Anderson
6 ___ Straits - Were they so bad? (4) Dire
7 NY indie rockers who cut the choice Let's Electrify EP (6) Versus
13 Former front man of House of Pain (8) Everlast
15 Gary Numan pondered "are friends ___?" (8) Electric
16 Bill Haley's spacy rock 'n rollers (6) Comets
17 John's plaintive opener on Plastic Ono Band release (6) Mother
18 And just where did the Stone Roses come? (6) Second
20 Band Aid's festive finale 'Do they know it's ___?' (4) Xmas
21 Follower of Tori? (4) Amos