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Published on December 31st, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 31, 2020

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“Other Worlds,” Freestylers – March 26

“Wonder,” Frances – April 9


“The Most Fire,” GOODING (the Nashville-based rock trio’s third album this year; first single: “Crashing Down”; See here; Apple Music; SC)


2020 Love Song, Kev Gray & The Gravy Train feat. Elise Palmer
The Lost Mariner, Kalidia
The Grand Scheme, The Slow Cooked Bears


Andy Summers (78)
Burton Cummings (73)
Rita Lee [of Os Mutantes] (73)
Tom Hamilton (69)
Paul Westerberg (61)
Ric Ivanisevich [of Oleander] (58)
Scott Ian [of Anthrax] (57)
Joey McIntyre (48)
Mikko Siren [of Apocalyptica] (45)
Psy (43)
Bob Bryar [of My Chemical Romance] (41)
Jason Sechrist [of Portugal. The Man] (41)
Drew Taggart [of The Chainsmokers] (31)


Natalie Cole (1950-2015)

Kevin MacMichael [of Cutting Crew] (1951-2002)

Floyd Cramer (1933-1997)

Rick Nelson (1940-1985)


Phyllis McGuire (McGuire Sisters)

MF Doom (iconic masked rapper)

Claude Bolling (French jazz pianist, bandleader)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 31 IN … 1991 

“Mental Jewelry,” Live (debut album; producer: Jerry Harrison; Radioactive)


> Amazon Agrees to Buy Podcast Startup Wondery (The Wall Street Journal)

> Fans Pick Annie’s ‘Dark Hearts’ as Their Favorite Pop Album of 2020 (Billboard)

> Bob Seger Pays Tribute to Saxophonist Alto Reed After Bandmate’s Death (Rolling Stone)

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