Published on July 4th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: July 4, 2021



“When Facing the Things We Turn Away From,” Luke Hemmings – Aug. 13

“Jesus People,” Danny Gokey – Aug. 20

“Beauty in the Silence,” SOJA – Sept. 24

“Mercurial World,” Magdalena Bay – Oct. 8

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“Every Girl (Deluxe),” Trisha Yearwood – Aug. 13

“Here’s to Shutting Up (20th Anniversary Reissue),” Superchunk – Oct. 22

“Reggae Business,” various artists – Oct. 22


“The Holiday Album,” Whitney Houston – Oct. 1

“The Charlatans,” The Charlatans – Oct. 8

“White Blood Cells,” The White Stripes – Oct. 22

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Tell Me About Tomorrow,” jxdn (guests: Machine Gun Kelly, iann dior; See/Read here; Apple Music; DTA)

“40 Days and 40 Nights,” Young Buck (seven-song EP; Apple Music; Cashville)

“The Forgotten Edge,” Molly Lewis (six-song; Hear here; Jagjaguwar)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Only Love, Hanson
Calling on America, Martin Sexton feat. John Mayer
Lower Case (no cap), Big Boi & Sleepy Brown feat. Killer Mike
Wingbeats, Steve Hackett
What’s Up? (Amazon Original), Amy Macdonald
I Am the Stripclub, Iggy Azalea
Polygon Wave, Perfume
In Da Ghetto, J Balvin & Shrillex
He Believes In You, Danny Gokey
You for Me, Sigala x Rita Ora
I Got That from You, Christina Taylor
Mil Razones, Ana Torroja
Barbie Doll, Slush Puppy
Liberated, The Petal Falls
Lifeboat, Timo de Jong
Zoom Out, Sonia Stein
Raise Your Glass, Heavy The Mountain
Baby Love, Sam McLeod
Rhythm, Ålesund


Peter Rowan (79)
Annette Beard [Martha and the Vandellas] (78)
Jeremy Spencer [Fleetwood Mac] (73)
Ralph Johnson [Earth, Wind & Fire] (70)
Domingo Ortiz [Widespread Panic] (69)
John Waite (69)
Kirk Pengilly (63)
Teddy Carr [Ricochet] (61)
DJ Zonka [Big Audio Dynamite] (59)
Michael Sweet [Stryper] (58)
Matt Malley [Counting Crows] (58)
Mark Slaughter (57)
Andy Creeggan [Barenaked Ladies] (50)
Stephen “Ste” McNally [BBMak] (43)
Melanie Fiona (38)
Post Malone (26)

Getting caught up:

July 3 Birthdays: Judith Durham [The Seekers] (78), Johnny Lee (75), Betty Buckley (74), John Verity [Argent] (72), Carla Olson (69), Aaron Tippin (63), Stephen Pearcy (62), Vince Clarke (61), Scott Borchetta (59), Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler [Digable Planets] (52), Kevin Hearn [Barenaked Ladies] (52), Audra McDonald (51), Trent Tomlinson (46), Shane Lynch [Boyzone] (45), Tonia Tash (42), Elle King (32)


July 4:

Allen Klein (1931-2009)

Drake Levin [Paul Revere & The Raiders] (1946-2009)

Bill Pinkney [The Drifters] (1925-2007)

Barry White (1944-2003)

Bill Pinkney (1949-1984)

July 3:

Andy Griffith (1926-2012)

Colin Cooper [Climax Blues Band] (1939-2008)

Boots Randolph (1927-2007)

Johnny Russell (1940-2001)

Mark Sandman [Morphine and Treat Her Right] (1952-1999)

Rudy Vallée (1901-1986)

Jim Morrison (1943-1971)

Brian Jones (1942-1969)


“Summer in the City,” The Lovin’ Spoonful (their only No. 1, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 on Aug. 13 and stayed there for three weeks; producer: Erik Jacobsen; Kama Sutra)


“Brown Sugar,” D’Angelo (his debut album, featuring “Lady,” “Brown Sugar” and “Cruisin'”; it spent 65 weeks on the Billboard chart, earned four Grammy nominations and helped usher in the neo-soul movement; producers: D’Angelo, Bob Power, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Raphael Saadiq; EMI)


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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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