Updates The Monkees

Published on December 30th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault

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Pause & Play Today: Dec. 30, 2020

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 UPDATES / ADDITIONS 

VINYL

“(For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People,” The Chi-Lites – Feb. 5

“Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs,” Marty Robbins – March 12

“The Best of Carly Simon,” Carly Simon – March 12

 NEW SONGS 

Devil’s Dance, Muca & La Marquise
Turn This Ship Around, Rob Fetters

 TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS 

Noel Paul Stookey (83)
Mike Nesmith (78) … his Monkees bandmate, the late Davy Jones, shared the same birthday (he was born on Dec. 30, 1945)
Clive Bunker [of Jethro Tull] (74)
Patti Smith (74)
Jeff Lynne (73)
Chris Jasper (69)
Suzy Bogguss (64)
Tracey Ullman (61)
Jay Kay [of Jamiroquai] (51)
Byron McMackin [of Pennywise] (51)
Sister Bliss [of Faithless] (50)
Tyrese (42)
Michael Grimm (41)
Tim Lopez [of Plain White T’s] (40)
Wesley Schultz [of The Lumineers] (38)
Andra Day (36)
Ellie Goulding (34)
Leon Jackson (32)
Eric Steedly [of LANCO] (30)
Jamie Follese [of Hot Chelle Rae] (29)

Getting caught up …

Dec. 29 Birthdays: Ed Bruce (81), Marianne Faithfull (74), Yvonne Elliman (69), Jim Reid (59), Dexter Holland (55), Glen Phillips (50), Jessica Andrews (37), Danny Wagner [of Greta Van Fleet] (22)

 IN REMEMBRANCE 

Rowland S. Howard [of The Birthday Party] (1959-2009)

Artie Shaw (1910-2004)

 R.I.P. 

Alto Reed (longtime sax player for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band)

Adolfo “Shabba Doo” Quiñones (dancer-actor starred in “Breakin'” and its sequel “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” and choreographed and appeared in Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” video)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 30 IN … 1982 

“Beatitude,” Ric Ocasek (producer: Ocasek; Geffen)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 29 IN … 1975 

“Elite Hotel,” Emmylou Harris (featuring “Here, There and Everywhere,” “Together Again,” “One of These Days” and “Sweet Dreams”; producer: Brian Ahern; Reprise)

 MUSIC HEADLINES 

> Elton John Credits Zoom Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings As ‘Lifesaver’ (TMZ)

> Bob Boilen’s Top 10 Albums of 2020 (NPR)

> ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ Soundtrack Hits Billboard 200 Top 10 for the First Time (Billboard)

> The Most Famous Band of All Time From Every State (Insider)

> Petula Clark Stunned Her ‘Downtown’ Played by Nashville Bomber Just Before Detonation (NBC News)

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