Published on April 24th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: April 24, 2021



“Weekends Look a Little Different These Days,” Brett Young – June 4

“In The Heights (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” various artists – June 11

“In the Moment,” Rebelution – June 18

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“Hurdy Gurdy Songs: Words & Music By Donovan 1965-1971,” various artists – May 28

“The Reunion Albums 2007-2012,” Asia – June 11

“The CD Boxset, Volume Three” and “The Vinyl Boxset: Volume Three,” Def Leppard – June 11

“KISS Off the Soundboard: Tokyo 2001,” KISS – June 11

“Zappa ’88: The Last U.S. Show,” Frank Zappa – June 18


“Return of the Mack,” Mark Morrison – June 11

“‘Live’ Bullet,” Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – June 11

“Megalithic Symphony (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition),” AWOLNATION – July 9


“Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove: The Complete Series [DVD],” Andie MacDowell, Dylan Neal, Teryl Rothery, et al – June 1

“Star Trek: Discovery – Seasons One and Two [DVD],” Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, et al – June 22

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“Bloodthirsty (Music From The Motion Picture),” Lowell (four-song EP; new single: “Greta’s Song (I Love You To Death)”; See here; Arts & Crafts)

“Isolated Live,” Deleo (three-song EP; MadeItRecords)

“Resurrection,” Firewing (See here; Massacre)

“Girl From the North,” Lauren Housley (Lovebird Recordings)

“A Drive Down Hollywood Boulevard,” Addison Clapp (Ash Hill)

“In My Corner,” Paul Prince (guests: Don Bondo, Baby Jugg, King Bentley, Miss Nino, Avery Soul, Yahaiira, La Reina, Stephen Voyce, Big South, Ayla, Roshiq Jones; Jebomedia Music Label)


Save Your Tears (Remix), The Weeknd & Ariana Grande
Come Through, H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown
The Darkness That You Fear, The Chemical Brothers
Not Yet, Brett Young
Your Fandango, Todd Rundgren and Sparks
Love Should Come With a Warning, Van Morrison
Another Hit, Emergency


Barbra Streisand (79)
Richard Sterban [The Oak Ridge Boys] (78)
Tony Visconti (77)
Doug Clifford (76)
Ann Peebles (74)
Rob Hyman (71)
Nigel Harrison (70)
Jack Blades (67)
David J (64)
Billy Gould (58)
Patty Schemel (54)
Aaron Comess [Spin Doctors] (53)
Brian Marshall [Creed] (48)
Kelly Clarkson (39)
Tyson Ritter [The All-American Rejects] (37)
Ben Howard (34)
Carly Pearce (31)
Kehlani (26)

Getting caught up:

April 23 Birthdays: John Miles (72), Narada Michael Walden (69), Simon “Gen” Matthews [Jesus Jones] (57), Stan Frazier [Sugar Ray] (53), Tim Womack [Sons of the Desert] (53), Carlos Dengler [Interpol] (47), Aaron and Bryce Dessner (45), Tony Sunshine (39), Taio Cruz (38), Anthony LaMarca [The War on Drugs] (34), Caleb Johnson (30), Jake and Josh Kiszka [Greta Van Fleet] (25), Son Chaeyoung [Twice] (22)


Jimmy Giuffre (1921-2008)

Pete Ham (1947-1975)

Otis Spann (1930-1970)


“Full Moon Fever,” Tom Petty (his solo debut album, featuring “I Won’t Back Down,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream” and “Free Fallin'”; producers: Jeff Lynne, Petty, Mike Campbell; MCA)


“Lemonade,” Beyoncé (featuring “Formation,” “Sorry,” “Hold Up,” “Freedom” and “All Night”; producers: Beyoncé, Diplo, Kevin Garrett, Jeremy McDonald, Ezra Koenig, Jack White, etc.; Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia)


Shock G (Digital Underground rapper)


> Megan Thee Stallion Announces She’s Taking a Break From Music & ‘Recharging’ (Billboard)

> Meat Loaf on Late Songwriter Jim Steinman: ‘We Belonged Heart and Soul to Each Other’ (Vulture)

> London Grammar Score Fastest-Selling Album by a British Act in 2021 (NME)

> Eminem Joins NFT Market With Sunday ‘Shady Con’ Release (The Detroit News)

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