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Published on December 13th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 13, 2021



“Tough Love,” Teddy Swims – Jan. 21, 2022

“Spiritual Machines II,” Our Lady Peace – release date and preorder links, Jan. 28, 2022

“In the Aftermath,” Hollis Brown – Feb. 4, 2022

“Texas Moon,” Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Feb. 18, 2022

“RESIST,” Midnight Oil – Feb. 18, 2022

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“Down the Rabbit Hole,” The Dollyrots – Jan. 21, 2022

“Let England Shake [Vinyl]” and “Let England Shake – Demos,” PJ Harvey – Jan. 28, 2022

“Love Is Here (20th Anniversary Edition),” Starsailor – Jan. 28, 2022

“Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” various artists – Jan. 28, 2022

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Jules Truly,” Jules Truly (producers: Los got heat, Fresco, Phace The Melody; See here; Apple Music; Jules Truly)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Walker, Animal Collective |
Colorado Blues, Ryan Culwell |
Just the Two of Us, Jarvis Church
Hey Skinny Santa!, Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses |


Dick Van Dyke (96)
Buck White (91)
John Davidson (80)
Chuck Findley (74)
Ted Nugent (73)
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (73)
Ron Getman [The Tractors] (73)
Randy Owen (72)
Tom Verlaine (72)
Berton Averre [The Knack] (68)
John Anderson (67)
Steve Forbert (67)
Morris Day (65)
John Munson [Semisonic] (59)
Tom Delonge (46)
Amy Lee (40)
Wesley Watkins [Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats] (34)
Taylor Swift (32)

Getting caught up …

Dec. 12 Birthdays: Connie Francis (84), Terry Kirkman [The Association] (82), Dionne Warwick (81), Dickey Betts (78), Denny Dias [Steely Dan] (74), La Costa (71), Bruce Kulick (68), Sheila E. (64), Belouis Some (62), Daniel O’Donnell (60), Claudia Brücken [Propaganda] (58), Eric Schenkman (58), Nicholas Dimichino [Nine Days] (54), Dan Hawkins [The Darkness] (45)


Dec. 13:

Alan Thicke (1947-2016)

Zal Yanovsky (1944-2002)

Harry Barris (1905-1962)

Dec. 12:

Charley Pride (1934-2020)

Pat DiNizio (1955-2017)

Ike Turner (1931-2007)

Mildred Bailey (1907-1951)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 13 … IN 1975 

“Slow Ride,” Foghat (the lead singer from the band’s fifth album, “Fool For the City,” and arguably the band’s signature song; Bearsville)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 12 … IN 1977 

“ABBA: The Album,” ABBA (their fifth album was released in Scandinavian countries a month before the rest of the world; featuring “Take a Chance On Me,” “The Name of the Game,” “Thank for the Music” and “Eagle”; producers: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus; Polar)


Les Emmerson (Five Man Electrical Band)

Vicente Fernández (legendary Mexican crooner)


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