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Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days”
As we feature Jersey's Best on a "New Jersey Hall Of Fame Weekend," here on New Jersey 101.5... Tons has been written about Bruce...and with that in mind, I thought it would be fun to give you something a little different... Some "Fun Facts" about one of his biggest chart hits: "Glory Days...
Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Modern Love”
David Bowie ROCKS! Be he the "Ziggy Stardust" Bowie of the early to mid 1970's... OR the Top-40 Radio/Pop Icon of the 1980's! In this case, we're digging for "Fun Facts" from the latter...from the "Big Decade!" "Modern Love" is one of "Jersey's Favorite Hits" from David Bowie's enormously successful 1983 album "Let's Dance...
Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Runaway”
"Runaway" was Bon Jovi's first hit...so first...so early, in fact, that it was a hit before there really was a Bon Jovi! Jon wrote it in 1980 or 1981 (I have found conflicting information) with early collaborator George Karak. The original "Runaway" was recorded by Jon, and a bunch of studio musicians, for the "Power Station Demos...
Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Barracuda”
As we give you Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick passes on a "Free Ticket Weekend," I thought it would be fun to delve into the story behind the winning hit that I will play during the 6:00 hour! "Heart" is the rock band formed in Seattle in 1973, around the talents of sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson...
Late 80’s “Songs Of Summer” as seen in 1989
I picked up this "flier" in the overly salty snacks (potato chip) aisle in 1989! Back then, there was no "instant access" to artist and music news via the internet. What's an...internet? MTV was (still) the place to go for videos...
Craig Allen’s ZZ Top Fun Facts: “Legs”
It's a "Free Ticket Weekend" here at New Jersey 101.5! Keep listening to win tickets to see ZZ Top at the PNC Bank Arts Center on September 1st! Now..a little bit about the band you are going to see! "The Little Old Band From Texas" formed in Houston in 1969...
Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: ‘Centerfold’
Could this song prove that the "John Geils Blues Band" is multi-media...as its a song about pictures in the print media? And...the reaction to those pictures...in a pre-internet, pre-TMZ world! "Centerfold" tells the story of a guy with a crush...

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