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Jersey’s Got Talent – The Listeners Weigh In

Monday night, coming off a weekend of hosting Millstone’s “Battle Of The Bands” and judging the “Big Joe Jersey Talent Show” I asked you the New Jersey 101.5 listeners who are the most talented people from New Jersey? 

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I never expected the topic to last the entire 4 hours with more calls coming in afterwards. Here’s what we got, feel free to add to the list.


Frank Sinatra-         Hoboken

Bruce Springsteen   Freehold

Jon Bon Jovi           Sayreville

Jack Nicholson        Neptune

Jerry Lewis              Newark

Whitney Houston     Newark

Michael Landon       Collingswood (moved from Forrest Hills when he was 4)

Susan Sarandon        grew up in Edison

Merril Streep             Summit

Deborah Harry          Hawthorne (born in Florida, then adopted)

Thomas Edison         Menlo Park

George Clinton          Grew up in Plainfield

John Travolta            Englewood

Victor Cruz               Patterson

Lou Costello              Patterson

Ray Liotta                  Newark

Kirsten Dunst           Pt Pleasant

Danny DeVito          Neptune

Shaquile ONeal        Newark

Derek Jeter                Pequannock

Count Basie               Red Bank

Buzz Aldrin               Glen Ridge

Michael Douglas        New Brunswick

David Cassidy            West Orange

Robert Hegyes            Perth Amboy

David Copperfield      Metuchen

Tony  Orlando           Union City

Miles Austin              Summit

Knowshon Moreno    Middletown

Richie Sambora         Perth Amboy

Rich Barry                 Roselle Park

Connie Francis          Newark

Queen Latifah           Newark

Tobin Heath              Morristown

Trey Anastasio          moved to Princeton when he was 3

Patti Smith                    Pittman

Flip Wilson                   Jersey City

Ray Sawyer                   Union City

Michael Douglas           New Brunswick

Mary Chapin Carpenter Princeton

Robert Blake                 Nutley

Artie Lange                   Livingston

Gloria Gaynor               Newark

Jimmy Roselli               Hoboken

Jon Stewart                    Lawrenceville

Zakk Wylde                   Bayonne

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