Updates John Lennon

Published on December 8th, 2020 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Dec. 8, 2020



“Summer of Love,” Robert Miller – Jan. 29

“Lost Themes III: Alive After Death,” John Carpenter – Feb. 5

“Déjà Vu,” CNCO – Feb. 5

“Songs of Love and Revolution,” The Telescopes – Feb. 5

“Perfectly Preserved,” Love and Death – Feb. 12

“When Life Was Hard and Fast,” Ricky Warwick – Feb. 19

“Working With God,” Melvins – Feb. 26

“Evering Road,” Tom Grennan – March 5


“Wake Up the Nation (10th Anniversary Remix Edition),” Paul Weller – Jan. 8

“The Classic Albums 1953-1961,” Kenny Drew – Jan. 15


“A Jon Bon Jovi Christmas,” Jon Bon Jovi (three-song EP features holiday covers of Tom Petty, Elvis Presley and The Pogues; Captain Kidd Corp.)

“Carols Covered,” various artists (Apple Music-exclusive collection featuring beabadoobee, James Blake, Fivio Foreign, FLETCHER, GIVĒON, Mickey Guyton, Jax Jones, Victoria Monét, Ozuna and Arlo Parks; Apple)

“Frightened by Nightingales,” Josie Cotton (download; 1993 album; Kitten Robot)

“Isn’t This World Enough?? A Nettwerk Christmas,” various artists (download; 2012 compilation; Nettwerk)

“Sacred Cement,” Twisted Thing (five-song EP; Hear here; CORPUS)


La La Love Me, Lola Lennox (co-produced by her mother, Annie Lennox)
People Are Strange, LIV STRANGE (a cover of The Doors hit, released on what would have been Jim Morrison’s 77th birthday; See here)
Diamond, Rad Cat w/ Gloria Kim
Mean to You, Almondmilkhunni
Karmic Fortune, Modern Mimes
Song for Nick Drake, Grace Gillespie (Hear here)
Feel Your Touch, Sean Listro
Empire Falls, Elizabeth Leslie (See here)
I Feel Like You, slowride
The End Away, Tenant From Zero (See here)
Phantoms, AJAY
Get Out Alive, Two Car Train (Hear here)
I Like Video Games, Vaudeville Smash
Evergreen Christmas, JD Days
Summer Love, Michael Jameson feat. Andrea Marr
A Candle For Carson, Traction, Miranda Myles & Master C (Blackburn, UK, artists band together for a song dedicated to a 3-year-old who has to undergo his seventh major heart surgery)


Jerry Butler (81)
James Galway (81)
Bobby Elliott (79)
Bertie Higgins (76)
Warren Cuccurullo (64)
Phil Collen (64)
Marty Raybon (61)
Paul Rutherford (61)
Marty Friedman (58)
Sinéad O’Connor (54)
Ryan Newell (48)
Corey Taylor (47)
Ingrid Michaelson (41)
Chrisette Michele (38)
Sam Hunt (36)
Kate Voegele (34)
Jen Ledger (31)


Juice Wrld (1998-2019)

Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004)

Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994)

Buck Clayton (1911-1991)

Marty Robbins (1925-1982)

John Lennon (1940-1980)

Rolling Stone looks back at its extensive coverage of the late Beatles legend, from his earliest RS interviews in the 1960s to his final one in 1980 (Read here)


Harold Budd (eclectic U.S. composer)

Howard Wales (pianist-keyboardist played on Grateful Dead’s “Truckin'” and “Brokedown Palace”)

LD Beghtol (singer-songwriter contributed to the Magnetic Fields’ “69 Love Songs”)


> Howard Stern, SiriusXM Sign New Multi-Year Deal (Hollywood Reporter)

> Why Rock’s Biggest Stars Are Selling Away Their Publishing Rights (Ultimateclassicrock.com)

> The Best Music Books of 2020 (Pitchfork)

> ‘Take Five’ Is Impeccable. ‘Time OutTakes’ Shows How Dave Brubeck Made It (The New York Times)


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