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

"Rockwell" was born Kennedy William Gordy, in Detroit, May 15, 1964.  Yes, he is the son of Motown Records founder Barry Gordy, Jr!

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Best Of Boz Scaggs, 1980 (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Boz Scaggs [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

As I have said on-air on New Jersey 101.5, when playing a Boz Scaggs song, the birth certificate says William Royce Scaggs.  "Boz" was born in Canton Ohio, on June 8th, 1944.

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"Roadhouse" LP, 1988 (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

"John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band" is a rock band from Rhode Island. The guys were originally known as "Beaver Brown."

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The breakthrough album for Mr. Mister (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Mr. Mister [PHOTOS] [VIDEOS]

Mr. Mister is a pop/new wave band that made it big in the mid-1980s.  It was founded in 1982 in Los Angeles by Richard Page and his childhood pal Steve George.

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Tommy Tutone album ("Angel Say No") 1980. (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Tommy Tutone [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

Back in the 1980s, Tommy Tutone gave us one of the most famous phone numbers* in rock 'n' roll history! 867-5309/Jenny! People still dial it to this day, asking for Jenny as a prank!

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Back Cover, 1982 Soft Cell Extended Single. (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Soft Cell [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

 

 

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

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Back Cover, 1982 Soft Cell Extended Single. (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Soft Cell [PHOTOS] [VIDEOS]

 

 

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

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Songs From The Big Chair-1985 (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Tears For Fears [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

Tears For Fears are a "New Age" band from England, formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal (August 22, 1961), and Curt Smith (June 24, 1961).

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What was the Best 80′s Band that You’ve Ever Seen Live? [VIDEOS]

Saturday night I was fortunate enough to host John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band at the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven.   As I watched the great performance they put on reliving the hits from the ‘Eddie and the Cruisers” movie as well as many of their other songs, I remembered how great many of those 80’s bands were live. Some of them, like Loverboy and the Tubes actually made it to the big time because of how well they performed in concert.

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1989 Greg Kihn Band compilation. (Craig Allen photo)
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Meet Greg Kihn [PHOTOS] [VIDEOS]

The Greg Kihn Band was started by frontman Greg Kihn and bassist Steve Wright. And while the lineup has changed over the years, the band still tours today!

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