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Gary Wright vinyl & digital.
New Jersey's Gary Wright, through the 1970s. (Craig Allen photo)
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Gary Wright is from New Jersey!

Gary Wright. Child Actor, Solo Artist, New Jersey native!

He's one of our own on a "Jersey Homecoming Weekend!"

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It's early, but the magical transformation has begun! (Craig Allen photo).
It's early, but the magical transformation has begun! (Craig Allen photo).
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The Annual Friendly Christmas Lights Competition has begun!

For the uninitiated, THIS is something that my whole neighborhood looks forward to each year!

The Christmas Holiday season has officially arrived, when "Fed Ex Pat" and "Cornershow Bob" start "stringing up the lights...

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hand turkey
Aah, the memories! (Craig Allen photo)
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Craig Allen’s Kindergarten Thanksgiving Masterpiece

I could not wait to get home!

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Give thanks for homemade apple pie! (Craig Allen photo).
Give thanks for homemade apple pie! (Craig Allen photo).
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Make Craig Allen’s (MOM’s) Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

Put the store-bought pumpkin pie back in the freezer where it belongs. Your family will give thanks when you serve this apple pie at your Thanksgiving dinner!

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"Rip It Up" is the first "Best Of" CD...and the name of their 1987 World Tour! (Craig Allen photo).
"Rip It Up" is the first "Best Of" CD...and the name of their 1987 World Tour! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “You Spin Me Round” by Dead Or Alive

Every decade has them...unapologetic, mass-appeal "pop" records!

"You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" is a prime example from the 1980's...

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Vintage 1978 vinyl! (Craig Allen photo).
Vintage 1978 vinyl! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Big Shot” by Billy Joel

You know the Billy Joel story: Singer/songwriter from Hicksville, Long Island...multiple hit albums and singles since the 1970's...multiple marriages, including supermodel Christie Brinkley...

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It's FUZZY! (Craig Allen photo).
It's FUZZY! (Craig Allen photo).
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The Woolly Bear Caterpillar and NJ Winter Weather

While out walking the last few days, I've seen a LOT of these fuzzy guys making like chickens...crossing the road!

Maybe, you've noticed, too...

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It's a "flock of hits" on CD from 1991 (Craig Allen photo).
It's a "flock of hits" on CD from 1991 (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “I Ran (So Far Away)” by A Flock Of Seagulls

"I Ran (So Far Away)" is the lead song on a "concept album" about an alien invasion of Earth. The whole album is a prime example of a "period piece" I call the 1980's...

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Lookin' dapper after all these years! (Craig Allen photo).
Lookin' dapper after all these years! (Craig Allen photo).
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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon

Jersey's own Paul Simon (he was born in Newark), spells out the ways to "make a new plan, Stan!"

But...are there really fifty ways...

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My 1980 vintage vinyl Tom Petty album...and late 80's CD copy come to the radio studio! (Bob O'Brien photo).
My 1980 vintage vinyl Tom Petty album...and late 80's CD copy come to the radio studio! (Bob O'Brien photo).
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Craig Allen remembers Tom Petty

Early Monday evening, as I was waiting to engineer the "Ask The Governor" program at 7:00, I was sitting in Eric Johnson's office. We were talking about radio...

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