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Sade vinyl
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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Escape Club "Wild Wild West" album, 1988. (Craig Allen photo)

Meet Escape Club [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

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

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Power Station_front
(Craig Allen photo)

Meet Power Station [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

Power Station is a 1980's "supergroup" named after the recording studio where their albums were recorded!

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"Running In The Family," 1987. (Craig Allen photo)

Meet Level 42 [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

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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Christopher Cross' debut album (Craig Allen photo).

Meet Christopher Cross [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

Singer/songwriter Christopher Cross made music history in 1980, when his debut album "Christopher Cross" won all four (general) Grammy awards!

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