Blog Blog 8.5.2022

Published on August 5th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 5, 2022

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

boy, The Killers |
Beach House, Carly Rae Jepsen |
Local God, Panic! At the Disco |
All She Wanna Do, John Legend feat. Saweetie |
Blues Worse Than I Ever Had, Marcus King |
Faster, Lil Tecca |
Lost (XXV), Robbie Williams |
Can’t Get Out of This Mood, Samara Joy |
THE LITTLE THINGS, Kelsea Ballerini |
GPP, Jada Kingdom & Di Genius |
Highlight, Omar Apollo |
Backpack, Quinn XCII |
I Still Love You, Cory Singer
Easy Does It, Brady Lee
You, Not Me, Ivy Ash |

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Might As Well Be Me,” Travis Denning (six-song EP; new single: “Buy a Girl a Drink”; Mercury Nashville)



“LEGEND,” John Legend – Sept. 9

“Linger Awhile,” Samara Joy – Sept. 16

“The Mars Volta,” The Mars Volta – Sept. 16

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »


“NOW That’s What I Call 12″ 70s,” various artists – Sept. 2


Rick Derringer (75)
Samantha Sang (71)
Eddie Ojeda (67)
Pat Smear (63)
Mark O’Connor (61)
Mike Nocito (59)
Terri Clark (54)
Eicca Toppinen (47)
Whit Sellers (44)

Getting caught up …

Aug. 4 Birthdays: Rob Cieka (54), Yo-Yo (51), Marques Houston (41), Crystal Bowersox (37), Jessica Sanchez (27)


Aug. 5:

Willie Dunn (1942-2013)

Chavela Vargas (1919-2012)

Reg Lindsay (1929-2008)

Luther Perkins (1928-1968)

Carmen Miranda (1909-1955)

Aug. 4:

Billy Sherrill (1936-2015)

Jake Hooker (1953-2014)

Johnnie Bassett (1936-2012)

Lee Hazlewood (1929-2007)


“On a tour of one-night stands
My suitcase and guitar in hand”

 ON AUG. 5 … IN 1957 

“American Bandstand,” hosted by Dick Clark, made its nationwide debut on ABC-TV. His first guests were Billy Williams and The Chordettes, and Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be The Day” was the first record played. The show had aired on a local Philadelphia TV station since 1952.

 ON AUG. 4 … IN 1992 

“New Miserable Experience,” Gin Blossoms (their multiplatinum second album, featuring “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You” and “Until I Fall Away”; the first two hits were written by guitarist Doug Hopkins, who was fired by the band at the end of the recording sessions for alcohol abuse; he would die by suicide in December that year; producers: Gin Blossoms, John Hampton; A&M)


Sam Gooden (founding member of The Impressions)

Kaleb Luebchow (War of Ages drummer)

Dave Heckman (founder and president of Metropolis Records)

Nicky Moore (Samson singer)


> John Lennon’s Angry 1971 Letter To Paul McCartney Up For Auction | Stereogum

> MoFi Records Has Been Using Digital All Along, a Scandal in the Audio Commentary | The Washington Post

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