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Published on February 2nd, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault

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Pause & Play Today: Feb. 2, 2022

 UPDATES / ADDITIONS 

NEW RELEASES

“Mellow Moon,” Alfie Templeman – May 27

“Wir sind das Volk (Ein Musical aus Deutschland),” Laibach – March 25

“Diving Rings,” Night Palace – April 1

“Painted Shield 2,” Painted Shield – April 22

“White Jesus Black Problems,” Fantastic Negrito – June 3

Today’s Deals: From Books to Video Games. »

Explore Valentine’s Day Finds. »

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Don’t Follow Me Because I’m Lost Too!!,” Vegyn (75-track mixtape; PLZ Make It Ruins)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Broken, Alfie Templeman |
A Passionate Life, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard |
Miles In My Heart, Steve Poltz |
Riddle, midwxst |
I Can’t Stay Here Anymore, Pattern-Seeking Animals |
Skin, Morning Silk |
Party Sickness, Hope Tala |
Big City, TAYLOR ALXNDR feat. Breathers
Heaven Library, Abie Toiber
Angels, Hamond |

Amazon Music Unlimited: Free for 90 Days. »

 TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS 

Tom Smothers (85)
Graham Nash (80)
Howard Bellamy (76)
Al McKay (74)
Ross Valory (73)
Robert DeLeo (56)
T-Mo (50)
Jesse Siebenberg (46)
Shakira (45)

 IN REMEMBRANCE 

The Jacka (1977-2015)

Bunny Rugs (1948-2014)

Joe Hunter (1927-2007)

Billy Henderson [Spinners] (1939-2007)

Gene Kelly (1912-1996)

Sid Vicious (1957-1979)

 PREMIERED ON FEB. 2 … IN 1973 

“The Midnight Special,” created and produced by Burt Sugarman, debuted as a regular series on NBC, immediately following the Friday night edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” Wolfman Jack served as the announcer, and the theme song was performed by Johnny Rivers. The first show was hosted by Helen Reddy, with guests Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, Don McLean, The Byrds and George Carlin.

 R.I.P. 

Philip Paul (drummer played on “The Twist,” “Fever,” etc.)

Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula (Megaforce Records co-founder)

 MUSIC HEADLINES 

> Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie Among Rock Hall Nominees

> Leaving Spotify Isn’t Possible For Every Artist, Says Rosanne Cash | CNN

> Michael Jackson’s Kids Celebrate Broadway Musical ‘MJ’ | Inside Edition

> SXSW’s Lineup For Return To In-Person Festival Includes Movies With Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage, Pete Davidson, Rose Byrne & More | Deadline

> Site Sells Famous Songs as NFTs Without Permission, Sparks Global Outrage | VICE




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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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