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ESCAPE_Wild
Escape Club "Wild Wild West" album, 1988. (Craig Allen photo)
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet Escape Club’

"Dance to the beat that we like best...heading for the nineties...living in the wild, wild west!" Admit it, you're singing as you're reading!

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My 1980 vintage "Cars" 45...complete with "record insert!" (Craig Allen photo)
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet Gary Numan’

Gary Numan achieved his greatest success in 1979...and 1980 in America...and is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music!

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"The Raw And The Cooked" was a BIG album in the "Big 80's!" (Craig Allen photo).
"The Raw And The Cooked" was a BIG album in the "Big 80's!" (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet Fine Young Cannibals’

While the band "Fine Young Cannibals" formed in the early 1980s, they became synonymous with hit music of the late 1980s!

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"PRINCE The Hits" Disc 1 cover art, 1993 (Craig Allen photo).
"PRINCE The Hits" Disc 1 cover art, 1993 (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Prince stories

I was driving into New Jersey 101.5 Thursday afternoon, when Dennis Malloy "broke" the news of the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson.

Before I could get to the station, I already had several texts to respond to...

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"Running In The Family," 1987. (Craig Allen photo)
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet Level 42′

Level 42 is an English pop-rock and jazz-funk band that formed in the late 1970's, and would have their biggest worldwide hits in the 1980's.

Further, their biggest hit in England wasn't their biggest hit in the "states!"

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J. Geils Band "Best Of" 1985 (Craig Allen photo)
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet the J. Geils Band’

While the J. Geils Band formed in the 1960's, they didn't hit their "commercial" stride til the 1970's...and had their biggest success in the 1980's!

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The Age Of Plastic, 1979. (Craig Allen photo)
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet The Buggles’

The Buggles were a British New Wave group...who's "One-Hit-Wonder" introduced the world to the 80's phenomenon called MTV!

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12 inch single of Wang Chung's biggest hit. (Craig Allen photo)
12 inch single of Wang Chung's biggest hit. (Craig Allen photo)
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet Wang Chung’

Did you know that "Wang Chung" means "yellow bell" in Mandarin (Chinese)? It's also the first note in the Chinese classical music scale!

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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet Soft Cell’

Soft Cell is vocalist Mark Almond, and instrumentalist David Ball. This duo gained worldwide fame with one of Jersey's Favorite Hits, "Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go."

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"Best Of" Peter Schilling, 1989. (Craig Allen photo).
"Best Of" Peter Schilling, 1989. (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet Peter Schilling’

Peter...Who?, you ask! He had a big international hit in the "Big Decade!"

And, that hit has something to do with the late, great....David Bowie!

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