Published on July 4th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: July 4, 2022



“Pinto,” Sykamore – Aug. 12

“Dentures Out,” The Proclaimers – Sept. 9

“Girl of My Dreams,” FLETCHER – Sept. 16

“Carving Canyons,” Lissie – Sept. 16

“She Said,” Starcrawler – Sept. 16

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“18” and “Hotel,” Moby – Sept. 9

“The Best of Tommy James & The Shondells,” Tommy James & The Shondells – Sept. 9

“German Afternoons,” John Prine – Sept. 16

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Postcards From the Future,” Rusher (Hear here; Black Lodge Audio)

“ALL WAVES PASS,” Deniz Love (Houston alt singer’s debut album; Hear here; DMY)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

RUN, Killer Mike feat. Young Thug |
The Rest of My Life, Narrowhaven |
Full Circle, Faux Real |
The Best, Sterre Weldring |
Voices of Silence, John Norum |
Intimate Abuse, STORRY |
Gonna Get in My Way, The New Mastersounds |


Peter Rowan (80)
Annette Beard [Martha Reeves & the Vandellas] (79)
Fred Wesley (79)
Jeremy Spencer (74)
Ralph Johnson (71)
Domingo Ortiz [Widespread Panic] (70)
John Waite (70)
Kirk Pengilly (64)
DJ Zonka [Big Audio Dynamite] (60)
Michael Sweet (59)
Matt Malley [Counting Crows] (59)
Mark Slaughter (58)
Inara George (48)
Stephen “Ste” McNally [BBMak] (44)
Melanie Fiona (39)
Post Malone (27)


John Blackwell (1973-2017)

Bernie Nolan (1960-2013)

Allen Klein (1931-2009)

Bill Pinkney (1925-2007)

“Big” Al Downing (1940-2004)

Barry White (1944-2003)

Jimmie Spheeris (1949-1984)


“Look over yonder
What do you see?
The sun is a-rising
Most definitely”


“Summer in the City,” The Lovin’ Spoonful (the group’s biggest hit reached No. 1 on Aug. 13, bumping The Troggs’ “Wild Thing” from the top spot; the song’s release, oddly enough, coincided with a record heat wave in New York City that summer, with peak temps of 102 degrees; producer: Erik Jacobsen; Kama Sutra)


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