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Foreigner is playing on New Jersey 101.5! (Craig Allen photo).
Foreigner is playing on New Jersey 101.5! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Cold As Ice” by Foreigner

"Foreigner" formed in New York City in 1976.

The name comes from the band's makeup: with half of the members from the U.S. and half from England...

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From my music library... (Craig Allen photo).
From my music library... (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth” by Meatloaf

"On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?"

A little over the top, right?

But, that's always the way with Meatloaf, and songwriter Jim Steinman...

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"Brandy" is one of the MOST LOVED of Jersey's Favorite Hits! (Craig Allen photo).
"Brandy" is one of the MOST LOVED of Jersey's Favorite Hits! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Brandy” by NJ’s Looking Glass

Have you seen "Guardians Of The Galaxy 2" yet?

This new blockbuster movie calls "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass..."possibly Earth's finest composition...

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Steve Miller "Best Of" 1978 (Craig Allen photo).
Steve Miller "Best Of" 1978 (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Fly Like An Eagle” by Steve Miller

Steve Miller formed his first band while he was still in high school...and has been involved in music ever since!

After college, Miller moved his love for music to San Francisco, and formed the band that features his name...

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Cold As Ice, on the 1982 "Best Of" compilation! (Craig Allen photo).
Cold As Ice, on the 1982 "Best Of" compilation! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner

Foreigner's own Lou Gramm and Mick Jones penned this massive hit...one of Jersey's Favorite Hits!

It's well known for its guitar riffs...

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Patti Smith's 1978 album, from my CD library! (Craig Allen photo).
Patti Smith's 1978 album, from my CD library! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Because The Night” by Patti Smith

It is fascinating to note that while Patti Smith was inducted into the "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame" in 2007..."Because The Night" is her only chart hit...

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The grooves look a bit worn on my vintage 1978 vinyl single! (Craig Allen photo).
The grooves look a bit worn on my vintage 1978 vinyl single! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Hold The Line” by Toto

"Hold The Line" was the first hit for "Toto," a band that formed in Van Nuys, California in 1977.

If the song had been written today, in the time of cell phones, it might have had a different title...

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"Come Sail Away" playing on New Jersey 101.5! (Craig Allen photo).
"Come Sail Away" playing on New Jersey 101.5! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Come Sail Away” by Styx

Its Rock 'N' Roll with a biblical message...and its not from the "Jesus Christ Superstar" soundtrack.

Styx formed in the Chicago suburbs in 1972...

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"Take Me Home Tonight" is cut #1! (Craig Allen photo).
"Take Me Home Tonight" is cut #1! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Take Me Home Tonight”

Eddie Money was born in Brooklyn...and after a brief career as a New York City cop, Eddie turned to his true love: Rock 'N' Roll!

I have previously written about Eddie Money...

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I brought in my vinyl copy of "Grease!" Now all that I need is an in-studio turntable! (Craig Allen photo).
I brought in my vinyl copy of "Grease!" Now all that I need is an in-studio turntable! (Craig Allen photo).
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5 Hit Movie Songs on a Music In Film Weekend

All weekend, New Jersey 101.5 is putting the spotlight on music from the movies!

And, it just wouldn't be right not to shine the first spotlight on one of Jersey's own...

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