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David Essex, as seen on his 1991 "Greatest Hits" compilation. (Craig Allen photo).
David Essex, as seen on his 1991 "Greatest Hits" compilation. (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Rock On” by David Essex

Fun Fact #1: David Essex wrote this "rocker" to play at the end of the 1973 movie "That'll Be The Day."

Born David Albert Cook, in London in 1947, "Essex" loved playing soccer as a kid...

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If you have a music collection, you have this album! (Craig Allen photo).
If you have a music collection, you have this album! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Piano Man” by Billy Joel

The world of Rock 'N' Roll can be "funny" sometimes.

And fickle.

Where else could a job done during a low point...become the inspiration for a HUGE comeback...

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My vintage 1978 vinyl copy...now, all that I need is an in-studio turntable! (Craig Allen photo).
My vintage 1978 vinyl copy...now, all that I need is an in-studio turntable! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen

"You Really Got Me" was Van Halen's first HIT single!

Forming in Los Angeles in 1974, Van Halen learned a whole bunch of "Kinks" songs as they were starting out...

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My 1978 vinyl "Cars" album meets 2016. (Craig Allen photo).
My 1978 vinyl "Cars" album meets 2016. (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Just What I Needed”

I've been saying for years, here at New Jersey 101.5, we have just what YOU need on weekends: Jersey's Favorite Hits, Fast Traffic, Instant Weekend Weather...

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My 1978 vinyl meets the 2017 New Jersey 101.5 studio! (Craig Allen photo).
My 1978 vinyl meets the 2017 New Jersey 101.5 studio! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: Nick Gilder “Hot Child In The City”

It's the summer of 1978, and "Hot Child In The City" is blasting out of Jersey radios!

In 2017...

...Gilder's song is one of "Jersey's Favorite Hits...

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My "digital copy" of "Leftoverture." (Craig Allen photo).
My "digital copy" of "Leftoverture." (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Carry On Wayward Son”

The band "Kansas" formed in Topeka, Kansas in 1975...and our "Fun Facts" song saved the band from pop music obscurity!

Steve Walsh handled lead vocals and guitar, with Kerry Livgren on guitar and keyboards, Phil Ehart on drums, Robby Steinhardt on violin, Rich Williams on guitar, and Dave Hope on bass...

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Just ONE of MANY "Best Of" Billy Joel compilations! (Craig Allen photo).
Just ONE of MANY "Best Of" Billy Joel compilations! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”

You KNOW the Billy Joel story...William Martin Joel, "The Piano Man" from Hicksville, Long Island makes good!

He sells millions of albums, and singles, in a career that reaches back to "Piano Man" in 1974...

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Boston's debut album, on CD. (Craig Allen photo).
Boston's debut album, on CD. (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “More Than A Feeling”

The band Boston formed...where else, but in...Boston.

The band was/is spearheaded by guitarist and keyboard player Tom Scholz. Brad Delp handled lead vocals...

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Bruce's "Greatest Hits" are ready to play all weekend! (Craig Allen photo).
Bruce's "Greatest Hits" are ready to play all weekend! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Born To Run”

All weekend, New Jersey 101.5 is celebrating the Tuesday release of Bruce's autobiography "Born To Run," by featuring "Jersey's Favorite Springsteen Hits...

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"Best Of" the guys that YOU will see in concert! (Craig Allen photo).
"Best Of" the guys that YOU will see in concert! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet the Doobie Brothers’

Keep listening for your chance to win tickets to see the Doobie Brothers, with New Jersey 101.5, on our "Endless Summer Party Hits Weekend!"

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