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Published on January 3rd, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Jan. 3, 2022



“Dawn FM,” The Weeknd – Jan. 7

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »


“Discovery,” Daft Punk – Feb. 25

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“The Hanukkah Sessions 2020” and “The Hanukkah Sessions 2021,” Kurstin x Grohl (all-covers albums from Greg Kurstin and Dave Grohl; Hear here; Read here; Roswell)


Van Dyke Parks (79)
Stephen Stills (77)
John Paul Jones (76)
James Carter (53)
Nichole Nordeman (50)
Thomas Bangalter [Daft Punk] (47)
Kimberley Locke (44)
Kurt Vile (41)
Mark Pontius [Foster the People] (37)
Lloyd (36)
Nash Overstreet [Hot Chelle Rae] (36)


Gerry Marsden (1942-2021)

Paul Bley (1932-2016)

Phil Everly (1939-2014)

Zac Foley [EMF] (1970-2002)

Byron MacGregor (1948-1995)

Amos Milburn (1927-1980)


“I ain’t lookin’ to compete with you
Beat or cheat or mistreat you”

 ON JAN. 3 … IN 1987 

Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Joining the Queen of Soul in the Rock Hall’s second class: The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters and Jackie Wilson.


Jay Weaver (Big Daddy Weave)

Stephen J. Lawrence (“Sesame Street” composer and “Free to Be … You and Me” musical director)


> David Bowie’s Estate Sells His Entire Publishing Catalog to Warner Chappell Music | The Hollywood Reporter

> The Weeknd to Release New Album, ‘Dawn FM,’ on Friday | Variety

> Female Conductor Takes the Helm in First for Italian Opera | The Guardian

> The Worst Songs of 2021 | Variety

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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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