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"Tell It To My Heart" album, 1987. (Craig Allen photo).

Meet Taylor Dayne

Last weekend, on "Saturday Night Jersey 80's, I heard Ray Rossi say:"Coming up next, Leslie Ann know her as..." and I knew that was my was time to write her story!

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Radio Station Promo copy "Information Society," 1988 (Craig Allen photo).

Meet Information Society [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

"Information Society" is a pop/dance group that started out in a college dorm room in Minneapolis/St. Paul!

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Kim Wilde, vinyl promo single, 1988 (Craig Allen photo).

Meet Kim Wilde [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

One of Kim Wilde's big hits in the "Big 80's" was a song with the chorus: "We Are The Kids In America."

I've always wondered...who is she kidding? Kim grew up in and around London!

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Vinyl "Extended Single." (Craig Allen photo).


Yes, his name is Taco. His first name, that is...and he had a "one hit wonder" in the "Decade Of Decadence!" Remember?

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1988 Radio Promo VINYL. (Craig Allen photo)


When Sade burst onto the world music scene in the mid 1980's, her exotic looks, combined with the smooth sound of the music, made her a recording and fashion star! Sade became an "image" of the times...something she wasn't trying to do.

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Cutting Crew debut CD. (Craig Allen photo)

Meet the Cutting Crew [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

The Cutting Crew is an English rock group formed by Nick Van Eede in Sussex, England in 1985.

The band is best known for their debut song, which is one of "Jersey's Favorite Hits"...and that's coming up!

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Writing the answer... (Craig Allen photo)

Who Reads Craig Allen’s Music Blogs? [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

You do, and I thank you!

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Meet Benny Mardones [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

Benny Mardones is one of only a handful of artists who have had a hit record chart twice...and the only song to chart twice in the 1980s...yet, he's still considered a "one-hit-wonder."

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Nu Shooz 1988 vinyl. (Craig Allen photo)


Nu Shooz is a Freestyle/R&B/Dance group formed by husband and wife John Smith and Valerie Day, in Portland Oregon, in 1979.

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My 1980 vintage "Cars" 45...complete with "record insert!" (Craig Allen photo)

Meet Gary Numan [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

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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