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Published on January 1st, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Jan. 1, 2022



“Summer at Land’s End,” The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Feb. 4

“Abrakadabra,” Hardcore Superstar – March 25

“War of the Worlds, Pt. 2,” Michael Romeo – new release date, March 25

“This Bright and Beautiful World,” Greyhaven – April 15

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“The Studio Wizardry of Todd Rundgren,” various artists – Jan. 28

“Dig What You Need,” The Undertones – Feb. 25

“Making Time: The Best of the Creation,” The Creation – March 18

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Lonesome Weary Blues,” Daniel Bachman (new acoustic covers album; Apple Music; Three Lobed Auxiliary)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

When I’m Gone, Alesso & Katy Perry |

Otherside, Hvnted |

(Nothing But) Ashes …, Röyksopp


Country Joe McDonald (80)
Grandmaster Flash (64)
Tank (46)
Noah Sierota [Echosmith] (26)

Getting caught up …

Dec. 31 Birthdays: Andy Summers (79), Burton Cummings (74), Rita Lee (74), Tom Hamilton (70), Paul Westerberg (62), Ric Ivanisevich [Oleander] (59), Scott Ian (58), Danny McNamara [Embrace] (51), Joey McIntyre (49), Mikko Siren (46), Psy (44), Bob Bryar [My Chemical Romance] (42), Jason Sechrist [Portugal. The Man] (42), The Rocket Summer (39), Drew Taggart [The Chainsmokers] (32)

Dec. 30 Birthdays: Noel Paul Stookey (84), Clive Bunker (75), Patti Smith (75), Jeff Lynne (74), Chris Jasper (70), Suzy Bogguss (65), Tracey Ullman (62), Jay Kay (52), Byron McMackin [Pennywise] (52), Tyrese (43), Michael Grimm (42), Yelawolf (42), Tim Lopez [Plain White T’s] (41), Wesley Schultz [The Lumineers] (39), Andra Day (37), Ellie Goulding (35), Eric Steedly [LANCO] (31), Jamie Follese [Hot Chelle Rae] (30)

Dec. 29 Birthdays: Marianne Faithfull (75), Yvonne Elliman (70), Jim Reid (60), Dexter Holland (56), Glen Phillips (51), Jessica Andrews (38), Danny Wagner [Greta Van Fleet] (23)


Jan. 1:

Pegi Young (1952-2019)

Patti Page (1927-2013)

Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997)

Alexis Korner (1928-1984)

Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972)

Hank Williams (1923-1953)

Dec. 31:

Natalie Cole (1950-2015)

Kevin MacDonald (1951-2002)

Floyd Cramer (1933-1997)

Rick Nelson (1940-1985)

Dec. 30:

Bobby Farrell [Boney M] (1940-2010)

Rowland S. Howard (1959-2009)

Artie Shaw (1910-2004)

Ralph Flanagan (1914-1995)

Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)

Dec. 29:

Benjamin Curtis (1978-2013)

Freddie Hubbard (1938-2008)

Tim Hardin (1941-1980)

Paul Whiteman (1890-1967)

Fletcher Henderson (1897-1952)


“Tell me no secrets, tell me some lies
Give me no reasons, give me alibis”

 RELEASED ON JAN. 1 … IN 1966 

“I Got You (I Feel Good),” James Brown (compilation album, featuring the title track, “Night Train” and “Think”; King)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 31 … IN 1980 

“Arc of a Diver,” Steve Winwood (his second album, featuring his first solo hit “While You See a Chance”; producer: Winwood; Island)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 30 … IN 1982 

“Beatitude,” Ric Ocasek (The Cars frontman’s debut solo album; producer: Ocasek; Geffen)

 RELEASED ON DEC. 29 … IN 1969 

“Okie from Muskogee,” Merle Haggard and the Strangers (live album, recorded at the Civic Center in Muskogee, Okla., the day before the studio version of the title track reached the country charts; producer: Fuzzy Owen; Capitol)


Sandra Jaffe (co-founder of Preservation Hall)


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