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Published on February 9th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Feb. 9, 2022



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“The Motown Anthology,” Mary Wilson – new release date, March 4

“The Mothers 1971 (Super Deluxe Edition)” and “Live at the Rainbow Theatre [Vinyl],” Frank Zappa & The Mothers – March 18

“Live ’77,” Melissa Manchester – April 1

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Porta, Sharon Van Etten |
The Last Goodbye, ODESZA feat. Bettye LaVette |
Diet Coke, Pusha T (produced by Kanye West and 88-Keys) |
Ready or Not, Shakey Graves feat. Sierra Ferrell |
Bloodclarrt Business, Skiifall |
I’m a Mess, Johan Lenox feat. Lancey Foux |
Insanity, ANTIBOY |
mona lisa, mxmtoon |
Even My Best Won’t Be Good Enough, Rosie Thomas
Bad Friday, Everything Everything |
Money, The Man Who |
GIANTS, Anzola
God’s Country, Thomas Dollbaum |
My Favourite, Angel Forrest |


Barry Mann (83)
Brian Bennett [The Shadows] (82)
Carole King (80)
Barbara Lewis (79)
Joe Ely (75)
David Pomeranz (71)
Holly Johnson (61)
Steve Wilson (61)
Travis Tritt (59)
Gloria Trevi (54)
Chad Wolf [Carolina Liar] (46)
Richard On [O.A.R.] (43)

Getting caught up …

Feb. 8 Birthdays: John Williams (90), Tom Rush (81), Creed Batton (79), Vince Neil (61), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo [Daft Punk] (48), Phoenix [Linkin Park] (45), Joey Ryan [The Milk Carton Kids] (40), Anderson .Paak (36), Nikki Yanofsky (28)


Feb. 9:

Chick Corea (1941-2021)

Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969-2018)

Joe Moretti (1938-2012)

Bill Haley (1925-1981)

Percy Faith (1908-1976)

George “Gabby” Hayes (1885-1969)

Sophie Tucker (1884-1966)

Eddy Duchin (1909-1951)

Feb. 8:

Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

Rina Matsuno (1998-2017)

Elton Dean (1945-2006)

Raymond Scott (1918-1994)

Del Shannon (1934-1990)


“Kind hearts don’t make a new story
Kind hearts don’t grab any glory”

 RELEASED ON FEB. 9 … IN 1971 

“Carly Simon,” Carly Simon (her debut album, featuring her first Top 10 hit, “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be”; in 1972, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist; producer: Eddie Kramer; Elektra)

 RELEASED ON FEB. 8 … IN 1977 

“Marquee Moon,” Television (their debut album, one of the most critically praised of its era, featuring the title track and “Prove It”; producers: frontman Tom Verlaine, Andy Johns; Elektra)


Betty Davis (the “Queen of Funk”)

Donny Gerrard (lead singer of Skylark’s “Wildflower”)


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