The late 1970s
Richie & Friends
at Charlie's Uncle on Route 18 in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
Alan was frequently seen jamming with Richie ... staying up into the wee hours of the night, talking about life on the road, etc. Shortly afterwards, Alan left to fulfill a recording/publishing deal in Nashville to produce The 'Rings Project and Richie left to go on the road with Jon Bon Jovi.