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Published on January 3rd, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault

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R.I.P. 2014


Buddy DeFranco (jazz clarinetist)

Joe Cocker (rock legend)

Jo Jo Benson (R&B singer, teamed with Peggy Scott)

Chip Young (Nashville session guitarist; producer)

Dawn Sears (The Time Jumpers)

John Fry (Ardent Studios founder, Big Star producer)

Rock Scully (former Grateful Dead manager)

Bob Montgomery (songwriter, “Misty Blue”; producer)

Brian Roy Goble (The Subhumans)

Ian McLagan (The Small Faces / Faces)

Bobby Keys (longtime Rolling Stones saxophonist)

Jimmy Ruffin (Motown legend)

Dave Appell (Cameo/Parkway producer, co-writer and arranger; co-producer of Dawn hits in the early 1970s)

Big Bank Hank (The Sugarhill Gang)

Rick Rosas (longtime Neil Young bassist)

Mr. Acker Bilk (“Stranger on the Shore”)

Jeanne Black (country singer)

Wayne Static (Static-X frontman)

Craig Aaronson (A&R executive)

Jack Bruce (Cream bassist)

Don Dorman (Boston radio legend)

Alvin Stardust (1970s glam-rock singer)

Tyson Stevens (Scary Kids Scaring Kids)

Raphael Ravenscroft (sax player on Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street”)

Paul Craft (songwriter; “Dropkick Me, Jesus [Through the Goalposts of Life]”)

Joanne Borgella (former “American Idol” contestant)

Tim Hauser (The Manhattan Transfer)

Isaiah “Ikey” Owens (Jack White’s touring keyboardist)

Mark Bell (LFO)

Paul Revere (Paul Revere & the Raiders)

George Hamilton IV (50-year Opry star)

Joe Sample (jazz pianist)

Cosimo Matassa (J & M Recording Studio)

Bob Crewe (4 Seasons songwriter-producer)

Gerald Wilson (big band leader)

Simone Battle (G.R.L.)

EunB and Kwon Ri-sae (members of the K-Pop group Ladies’ Choice)

Nicky Da B (bounce artist)

David Anderle (producer and former A&M Records exec)

Jimi Jamison (Survivor lead singer)

Glenn Cornick (original Jethro Tull bassist)

Rosetta Hightower (The Orlons)

Tim “Rawbiz” Williams (Suicidal Tendencies bassist)

Derek Rieth (Pink Martini)

Jean Redpath (Scottish folk singer)

John Blake Jr. (jazz violinist)

Michael Johns (“American Idol” contestant)

Idris Muhammad (jazz drummer)

Dick Wagner (guitarist worked with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed)

Christian Falk (Swedish DJ, producer)

Johnny Winter (blues legend)

George Riddle (country singer)

Lorin Maazel (conductor-composer)

Ken Thorne (Oscar-winning film composer; wrote the incidental score for the 1965 Beatles comedy “Help!”)

Tommy Ramone (last surviving member of Ramones)

Charlie Haden (jazz bassist)

John Spinks (The Outfield)

Bernie Yeszin (Motown logo, album designer)

Paul Horn (Grammy-winning jazz flutist)

Betty Cody (country singer)

Bobby Womack (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul legend)

Teenie Hodges (guitarist and Al Green’s songwriting partner)

Johnny Mann (choral leader, Johnny Mann Singers)

Jimmy C. Newman (country/cajun singer)

Gerry Goffin (songwriter; ex-husband of Carole King)

Don Light (Gospel Music Hall of Famer)

Horace Silver (jazz pianist, composer, bandleader)

Alan Douglas (record producer)

Casey Kasem (legendary host of “American Top 40”)

Jimmy Scott (jazz singer)

Kefee (gospel singer)

Bob Abrahamian (soul music historian)

Tito “Torbellino” (Regional-Mexican singer)

Herb Jeffries (Duke Ellington Orchestra)

Jerry Vale (1950s crooner)

Malik Bendjelloul (director of “Searching For Sugar Man”)

Alan Wills (former drummer for Shack; founder of the Deltasonic label)

Jessica Cleaves (The Friends of Distinction)

Larry Ramos (The Association)

Paul Goddard (Atlanta Rhythm Section)

Juan Formell (Cuban band leader)

Deon Jackson (“Love Makes the World Go Round”)

DJ E-Z Rock (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock)

DJ Rashad (dance music pioneer)

Little Joe Cook (“Peanuts” singer)

Kevin Sharp (country singer)

Cheo Feliciano (salsa legend)

Jesse Winchester (singer-songwriter)

Wayne Henderson (The Jazz Crusaders)

Frankie Knuckles (“Godfather of House Music”)

David Brockie (GWAR frontman)

Joe Lala (Blues Image)

Mitch Leigh (composer of “Man of La Mancha”)

George Donaldson (Celtic Thunder)

Scott Asheton (drummer for The Stooges)

Peter Callander (lyricist; “The Night Chicago Died,” “Billy Don’t Be a Hero”)

Maria von Trapp (the last surviving member of the musical family)

Bob Casale (Devo guitarist)

Maggie Estep (slam poetry performer)

“Bunny Rugs” Clarke (Third World)

Pete Seeger (folk legend)

Reather Dixon Turner (The Bobbettes)

Fergie Frederiksen (former Toto singer)

Claudio Abbado (Italian conductor)

Roy Campbell Jr. (jazz trumpeter)

Bernard “Beloyd” Taylor (songwriter; wrote Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Getaway”)

Gary Grimshaw (psychedelic rock poster artist)

Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers)

Jay Traynor (Jay & The Americans)

R.I.P. 2013

R.I.P. 2012

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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