100 songs Long Islanders should know

As we prepare for the upcoming Long Island Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Oct. 18 at the Paramount in Huntington, we wanted to pull together a list of the songs that should be a source of civic pride.
These are the 100 songs every Long Islander should know -- songs by people from here, about here, and written and recorded here, that also have changed the world of music. And by here, we go along with the LIHoF's definition of Long Island: Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.


32. "Show Me the Way," Peter Frampton

The breakthrough solo hit for the British guitarist was recorded at the Long Island Arena in Commack on Aug. 24, 1975, one of four concerts that were recorded to form his blockbuster "Frampton Comes Alive!" album. The love song, which spawned a renewed interest in live albums in the '70s, is also one of the first recordings to feature the Talk Box, an effects pedal that Frampton used to make it sound like the guitar was singing -- a mechanized sound that was the forerunner to the vocoder and the current pop fad AutoTune. 

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