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"Born In The U.S.A." (Craig Allen photo).
"Born In The U.S.A." (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days”

As we feature Jersey's Best on a "New Jersey Hall Of Fame Weekend," here on New Jersey 101.5...

Tons has been written about Bruce...

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Another CD of The Wall! (Craig Allen photo).
Another CD of The Wall! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Another Brick In The Wall”

Ah..."The Wall"...from Pink Floyd.

I have the album on original 1980 vinyl...on 1990's CD...and the MOVIE on 1980's-era video disc! That's multi-media coverage...

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The "Let's Dance" CD is ready to play on New Jersey 101.5! (Craig Allen photo).
The "Let's Dance" CD is ready to play on New Jersey 101.5! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Modern Love”

David Bowie ROCKS!

Be he the "Ziggy Stardust" Bowie of the early to mid 1970's...

OR the Top-40 Radio/Pop Icon of the 1980's!

In this case, we're digging for "Fun Facts" from the latter...

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"Bon Jovi" 1984 (Craig Allen photo).
"Bon Jovi" 1984 (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Runaway”

"Runaway" was Bon Jovi's first hit...so first...so early, in fact, that it was a hit before there really was a Bon Jovi!

Jon wrote it in 1980 or 1981 (I have found conflicting information) with early collaborator George Karak...

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10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival - Day 1
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The best songs of the 1980s: What are NJ’s picks?

The '80s may have been the worst decade for music, but there are definitely some gems out there.

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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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The Heart "Best Of" that the band wanted...1980. (Craig Allen photo).
The Heart "Best Of" that the band wanted...1980. (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Barracuda”

As we give you Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick passes on a "Free Ticket Weekend," I thought it would be fun to delve into the story behind the winning hit that I will play during the 6:00 hour...

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Its 1989 once more! (Craig Allen photo).
Its 1989 once more! (Craig Allen photo).
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Late 80’s “Songs Of Summer” as seen in 1989

I picked up this "flier" in the overly salty snacks (potato chip) aisle in 1989!

Back then, there was no "instant access" to artist and music news via the internet...

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I've go the 1992 "Best Of" CD...and I know how to use it! (Craig Allen photo).
I've go the 1992 "Best Of" CD...and I know how to use it! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s ZZ Top Fun Facts: “Legs”

It's a "Free Ticket Weekend" here at New Jersey 101.5!

Keep listening to win tickets to see ZZ Top at the PNC Bank Arts Center on September 1st...

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"Best Of" J. Geils Band, 1985...one of my first CDs! (Craig Allen photo).
"Best Of" J. Geils Band, 1985...one of my first CDs! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: ‘Centerfold’

Could this song prove that the "John Geils Blues Band" is multi-media...as its a song about pictures in the print media?

And...the reaction to those pictures...

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