“Gifted,” Koffee – March 25

“Shadowland,” WOLF – April 1

“In Stasis,” Monuments – April 15

“The Long Ride Home,” Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri – April 22

“Lifted,” Trombone Shorty – April 29

“No More Worlds to Conquer,” Robin Trower – April 29

“i don’t know who needs to hear this …,” Tomberlin – April 29

“The Last of the 20th Century Girls,” Findlay – May 13

“Moving Through America,” Steve Forbert – May 13

“Face the Wall,” Jordana – May 20

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“Moth to a Flame (The Recordings 1979-1981),” Roger Chapman – April 29


“Stories to Tell: Greatest Hits and More,” Richard Marx – March 25

“Greatest Hits,” The Police – April 15


“Elton John at 75,” Gillian G. Gaar – Sept. 13

“Maybe We’ll Make It: A Memoir,” Margo Price – Oct. 4


“West Side Story,” Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, et al – March 15

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“The Slow Rush” Remixes/B-Sides,” Tame Impala (eight-song collection, including new single “The Boat I Row”; Hear here; Deluxe Vinyl Box Set out April 8; Apple Music; Modular Recordings / Interscope)

“the lost ep,” Paris Jackson (three-song EP; Hear here; Apple Music; Dragonflower Enterprises / Republic)

“Burn Bright,” Passion (Hear here; Apple Music; sixsteprecords / Sparrow)

“Sad Cities,” Sally Shapiro (producer: Johan Agebjörn; guests: Highway Superstar, Electric Youth, Tommy ’86; Hear here; Apple Music; Italians Do It Better)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Everything But You, Clean Bandit feat. A7S |
Post Punk, The Crystal Method & Hyper with Iggy Pop |
My Peace, PJ Morton & JoJo feat. Mr. Talkbox |
Me on Your Mind, Matthew West |
Woman of Flesh and Blood, The Fixx
Can’t Have Mine, Dylan Scott |
Hate Song / Don’t Do It (Do It), Best Not Broken
PUPPY DOG, yergurl |
Ephemera, Tides Away |
Would you …, Paul Payne837 feat. Fusa
Between the Lust, Keelah Tay |


David Geffen (79)
Johnny Echols [Love] (75)
Jerry Harrison (73)
Mary Chapin Carpenter (64)
Steve Wynn (62)
James Dean Bradfield [Manic Street Preachers] (52)
Eric Heatherly (52)
Eric Wilson [Sublime] (52)
Tad Kinchla (49)
Rhiannon Giddens (45)
Charlotte Church (36)

Getting caught up …

Feb. 20 Birthdays: Buffy Sainte-Marie (81), Billy Zoom (74), Kathie Baillie (71), Sebastian Steinberg [Soul Coughing] (63), Ian Brown (59), Brian Littrell (47), Coy Bowles [Zac Brown Band] (43), Chris Thile (41), Jessie Mueller (39), Rihanna (34)

Feb. 19 Birthdays: Smokey Robinson (82), Lou Christie (79), Paul Dean [Loverboy] (76), Tony Iommi (74), Peter Holsapple (66), Dave Wakeling (66), Seal (59), Jon Fishman (57), Leroy (57), Daniel Adair (47), Beth Ditto (41), Haylie Duff (37), Seth Morrison [Skillet] (34)


Feb. 21:

Peter Tork (1942-2019)

Clark Terry (1920-2015)

Morton Gould (1913-1996)

Feb. 20:

John Raitt (1917-2005)

Feb. 19:

Pop Smoke (1999-2020)

Larry Coryell (1943-2017)

Kelly Groucutt (1945-2009)

Johnny Paycheck (1938-2003)

Charles Trenet (1913-2001)

Grandpa Jones (1913-1998)

Bon Scott (1946-1980)

Lee Morgan (1938-1972)


“Walking through an empty house, tears in my eyes
Here is where the story ends, this is goodbye”

 RELEASED ON FEB. 21 … IN 1968 

“Child Is Father to the Man,” Blood, Sweat & Tears (their debut LP, and the only BST album on which group founder Al Kooper ever appeared; featuring “I Can’t Quit Her,” “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” and “My Days Are Numbered”; producer: John Simon; Columbia)

 RELEASED ON FEB. 20 … IN 1974 

“Pretzel Logic,” Steely Dan (their third album, featuring their biggest hit “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and the title track; it was the last album to feature guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, who left to join The Doobie Brothers; producer: Gary Katz; ABC)

 RELEASED ON FEB. 19 … IN 1974 

The first American Music Awards aired on ABC, co-hosted by Michael Jackson and Donny Osmond. The show was created by Dick Clark after ABC’s contract to broadcast the Grammy Awards had expired the year before. The only multiple winners that year were Stevie Wonder and Charley Pride, both winning two awards in the soul/R&B and country categories respectfully. Other winners included the late Jim Croce (Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist), Helen Reddy (Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist), Carpenters (Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group), “Lady Sings the Blues” (Favorite Pop/Rock Album) and Tony Orlando & Dawn’s “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” (Favorite Pop/Rock Song).


Jane “Nightbirde” Marczewski (“America’s Got Talent” singing contestant)

Jamal Edwards (pioneering music entrepreneur)

Michael Lee Rabon (lead singer-guitarist of The Five Americans)

Scotty Wray (Miranda Lambert’s guitarist and brother of Collin Raye)


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