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Published on December 17th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 17, 2021

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Spider-Man: No Way Home (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” Michael Giacchino (Vinyl out July 8, 2022; Trailer; Fandango; Sony Masterworks)

“La Panthère Des Neiges (Original Soundtrack),” Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (new documentary follows wildlife photographer Vincent Munier and writer Sylvain Tesson’s quest to find the elusive snow leopard in the Tibetan Highlands; Hear here; Lakeshore)

“This is Me,” Tyler Short (five-song EP; Hear here; Heart Songs Corporation)

“Battlefields of Lies,” Napoleon Majoran (five-song debut EP; Hear here; DOCKS / Five Island Music / Sony Music Sweden)

Epic Daily Deals. »

Holidays Electronics Gift Guide. »

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Poison, Aaliyah & The Weeknd
Tears in the Club, FKA twigs feat. The Weeknd
Wrap Me Up, Jhené Aiko
Leading, Best Coast
Across the Universe, Evanescence
Love Changes Everything (from the film “American Underdog”), Vince Gill feat. Mickey Guyton
Tomorrow (from “El Deafo [Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack]”, Waxahatchee
Left For Dead, Memphis May Fire
My Escape, Joyner Lucas
Brick Figures, TNGHT & Hudson Mohawke & Lunice
Hills, Naomi Sharon
Oceans of Time, Jonas Lindberg and The Other Side
Closer, Lasse Matthiessen


Tommy Steele (85)
Jim Bonfanti [Raspberries] (73)
Paul Rodgers (72)
Wanda Hutchinson Vaughn [The Emotions] (70)
Sharon White (68)
Mike Mills (63)
Sarah Dallin [Bananarama] (60)
Tracy Byrd (55)
Duane Propes [Little Texas] (55)
DJ Homicide (51)
Eddie Fisher [OneRepublic] (48)
Ben Goldwasser [MGMT] (39)
Mikky Ekko (38)
Taylor York [Paramore] (32)

Getting caught up …

Dec. 16 Birthdays: Tony Hicks ((76), Benny Anderson (75), Billy F Gibbons (72), Jeff Carson (58), Christopher Thorn [Blind Melon] (53), Michael McCary (50), Dave Rublin [American Authors] (35), Zara Larsson (24)


Dec. 17:

Captain Beefheart (1941-2010)

Grover Washington Jr. (1943-1999)

Rex Allen (1920-1999)

Don Ellis (1934-1978)

Dec. 16:

Keely Smith (1928-2017)

Ray Price (1926-2013)

Dan Fogelberg (1951-2007)

Gary Stewart (1945-2003)

Stuart Adamson [Big Country] (1958-2001)

Nicolette Larson (1952-1997)

Sylvester (1947-1988)


“I’d like to build a world a home
And furnish it with love”

 RELEASED ON DEC. 17 … IN 1971 

“Hunky Dory,” David Bowie (his fourth album, featuring “Changes” and “Life on Mars?”; producers: Ken Scott, Bowie; RCA)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 16 … IN 2008 

“When the World Comes Down,” The All-American Rejects (their third album, featuring “Gives You Hell,” “The Wind Blows” and “I Wanna”; producer: Eric Valentine; DGC / Doghouse / Interscope)


Wanda Young (The Marvelettes)

Leonard “Hub” Hubbard (The Roots)

Flow La Movie (reggaeton producer)


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> LL Cool J, Chlöe, Journey, Karol G & Billy Porter Join ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2022′ Performers Lineup | Billboard

> Widow Ordered to Pay Thousands for Attempting to Sell Husband’s Eric Clapton Bootleg | Rolling Stone

> The Best Underrated Albums of 2021 | Pitchfork

> Major Music Acts Are Seeing 20% No-Show Rates at Concerts | The Wall Street Journal

> Warner Buys 300 Entertainment for About $400 Million | Music Business Worldwide

> Album of Birdsongs Beats Christmas Classics to Reach Top Five Chart in Australia | CNN

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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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