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WIN tickets to see "Steely Dan" all weekend! (Craig Allen photo).
WIN tickets to see "Steely Dan" all weekend! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Reelin’ In The Years”

Its another "Free Ticket Weekend" at New Jersey 101.5!

Seeing as "Steely Dan" concert tickets are up for grabs...I thought it would be "fun" to find a few facts about one of the songs that you are listening for this weekend...

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Dancing In The Dark, "Blaster Mix" vinyl, 1984. (Craig Allen photo).
Dancing In The Dark, "Blaster Mix" vinyl, 1984. (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Dancing In The Dark”

Its one of "Jersey's Favorite Hits!" And, its just NOT a "music weekend" without "Dancing In The Dark!"

Bruce Springsteen had over 70 songs to choose from for his "Born In The U...

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Hanging with Lionel Richie in Philly in 1996. (Craig Allen photo archives).
Hanging with Lionel Richie in Philly in 1996. (Craig Allen photo archives).
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5 (more) 80’s Songs You Have Forgotten, Like Totally!

You may recall from past nj101.5 music articles, that I have a rather extensive personal library of 70's and 80's music...and that means that I am never at a loss for music...

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The beach in Ocean City (Craig Allen, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Craig Allen says: ‘Meet First Class’

"Beach Baby" sounds like the quintessential Southern California surf song...and its is...but it was written and recorded FAR from its inspiration!

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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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Watching the HITS on my iPad! (Craig Allen photo).
Watching the HITS on my iPad! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s New Music Favorites

Seeing as I play music for a living, and talk about it, I am often asked what music I LIKE!

I've always been very attuned to the hits...

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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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Some vinyl on the shelf! (Craig Allen photo)
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Record Store Appreciation Day is Today

Whether you prefer the "warm" sound that only comes from a vinyl record, or the crisp perfection of an "album" on compact disc, this is the day for you!

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Some vinyl on the shelf! (Craig Allen photo)
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Record Store Appreciation Day is Saturday

Whether you prefer the "warm" sound that only comes from a vinyl record, or the crisp perfection of an "album" on compact disc, this is the day for you!

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