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Meet Wang Chung [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

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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Meet Men At Work [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

In hindsight, its kind of hard to believe that the American record labels didn't want to sign "Men At Work." Afterall, they are the only Australian band to have the #1 song and #1 album at the same time in the U.S!  And, they won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1983! 

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Vintage "Rockwell" vinyl on the turntable! (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Rockwell At Halloweentime [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

 

While "Somebody's Watching Me" isn't technically a Halloween song...it can give you Halloween chills...and it does make the "cut" on 1980's-based Halloween song lists!

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The Age Of Plastic, 1979. (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet The Buggles [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

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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Meet Loverboy [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

You probably know "Loverboy" best for "Working For The Weekend!" Seeing as the band is from Canada, and people all over the world made it a hit...its the "Multi-National Anthem" devoted to Saturday and Sunday!

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Essential John Waite, 1992. (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet John Waite [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

John Charles Waite was born in Lancaster, Lancashire, England on July 4, 1952.

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Meet ‘Til Tuesday [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

This 80's new wave band formed in Boston in 1982...originally made up of bassist and vocalist Aimee Mann,  guitarist and vocalist Robert Holmes,  Joey Pesce on keyboards, and drummer Michael Hausman.

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Billy Idol vinyl, 1987. (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Billy Idol [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

Billy Idol was born William Michael Albert Broad, November 30th, 1955, in Stanmore, Miiddlesex, England. Where did Billy's stage name come from? He says it was inspired by a schoolteacher calling him "idle."

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Its time to get FUNKY! My vintage 45. (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Lipps, Inc. [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

Lipps Inc. (pronounced like "lip sync") was a studio band formed in Minneapolis in the late 1970's. This band's biggest hit also happens to be one of "Jersey's Favorite Hits!"

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"Simply Irresistible" Radio-Only Vinyl Promo Single, 1988 (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Robert Palmer [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

Robert Allen Palmer was born in England on January 19, 1949. He was a singer-songwriter/musician, known for a diverse mix of musical styles on his albums, as he combined soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. He found success both in his solo career and with the "Power Station."

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