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Published on August 8th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Aug. 8, 2021



“STAND,” Newsboys – Oct. 1

“Birdtalker,” Birdtalker – Oct. 8

“The Duets Collection – Vol. 1,” Jeff Scott Soto – Oct. 8

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“Aaliyah,” Aaliyah – Sept. 10

“Boots,” Nancy Sinatra – Sept. 17

“Technical Ecstasy (Super Deluxe Edition),” Black Sabbath – Oct. 1

“I Care 4 U” and “Ultimate Aaliyah,” Aaliyah – Oct. 8

“In the Palm of Your Hand,” “Ain’t It Amazing, Gracie” and “(It’s A) Monster’s Holiday,” Buck Owens and The Buckaroos – Oct. 29


“No More Tears,” Ozzy Osbourne – Sept. 17

“Start Static (20th Anniversary Edition),” Sugarcult – Oct. 8

“Cats Without Claws” and “All Systems Go,” Donna Summer – Oct. 29

“The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection,” The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra – Nov. 5

“1971-1974,” Faust – Nov. 5

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Syzygy,” Monarchy (the synthpop band’s final album; Hear here; Apple Music; Hacan Sound)

“My Heart Belongs With You EP,” Dan Rose (five songs; Apple Music; Dan Rose)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Alive in Me, John Holiday (“The Voice” finalist)
Really, Wayne Dreadski
Keep Your Money, Bikini Boscombe Collective
Best You Ever Had, Craig John Davidson
I Won’t Be There, The Petal Falls
Shine On Me, Novacain
Rum Sunset (Remix), Tom Purves
Don’t You Dare, Laundry


Connie Stevens (83)
Phil Balsley [Statler Brothers] (82)
John “Jay” David [Dr. Hook] (79)
Keith Carradine (72)
Airrion Love [The Stylistics] (72)
Liberty DeVitto (71)
Anton Fig (68)
Ali Score [A Flock of Seagulls] (66)
David Grant (65)
Chris Foreman [Madness] (65)
Dennis Drew [10,000 Maniacs] (64)
The Edge (60)
Rikki Rockett [Poison] (60)
Kool Moe Dee (59)
Scott Stapp (48)
Mark Wills (48)
Tom Linton [Jimmy Eat World] (46)
J.C. Chasez (45)
Drew Lachey [98 Degrees] (45)
Marsha Ambrosius (44)
Eric Howk [Portugal. The Man] (40)
Shawn Mendes (23)


Glen Campbell (1936-2017)

Sean Price (1972-2015)

Félix Leclerc (1914-1988)

Cannonball Adderley (1928-1975)

Johnny Dodds (1892-1940)

 RELEASED ON AUG. 8 IN … 1964 

“Another Side of Bob Dylan,” Bob Dylan (his fourth studio album, featuring “My Back Pages,” “All I Really Want to Do,” “Chimes of Freedom” and “It Ain’t Me Babe”; producer: Tom Wilson; Columbia)


Jane Withers (actress-singer)

Bob Ringwald (jazz ambassador and father of Molly Ringwald)


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