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Published on June 27th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: June 27, 2022



“Almanac,” Cones – Aug. 5

“Luxury Disease,” ONE OK ROCK – Sept. 9

“The Disney Book,” Lang Lang – Sept. 16

“Complete Collapse,” Sleeping With Sirens – Oct. 14

“Takin’ It Back,” Meghan Trainor – Oct. 21

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“Noise & Flowers,” Neil Young + Promise of the Real – Aug. 5

“Art / Empire / Industry: The Complete Red Noise,” Bill Nelson’s Red Noise – Aug. 26

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Queen of Sheba,” Angélique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf (composed and scored entirely by Maalouf with all lyrics by Kidjo, and sung by Kidjo in Yoruba; Hear here; Decca)

“IM NAYEON,” NAYEON (seven-song EP; guests: Felix of Stray Kids, Wonstein; JYP Entertainment)

“BLK VINTAGE: THE REPRISE,” BLK ODYSSY (guests: Benny The Butcher, George Clinton, Baby Rose, Grace Sorenson, James Robinson, Elmaral Sol, Charlie Stacey; Hear here; BLK ODYSSY / EMPIRE)

“Kaleidoscope,” The Nixons (six-song EP; No Such)

“Capital Conspiracy,” Dead By Wednesday (new single: “Here Come the Dead”; See here; Mindsnap Music / Von Artists Ltd.)

“Bright Fame,” ROB Rise On Belief (mastered by Fred Kevorkian; Hear here; Robert Louis Hoagland)

“Carpe Noctem,” Lindsay Clark (new single: “Better Way”; See here; Audiosport)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

UZI, Dougie B |
Royal Blue Walls, Jane Remover (formerly known as dltzk) |
Hair Like You, Junior Simba |
Smoke Castles, Amy Steele |
Heading Out, Marbles |
Recall (Young Man), Lil Seyi |
if u like the way i walk, Stromer Hills |
So Long, Tanner Frame |
Testify, Tonoso | See here
Not a Crime, Juli Chan | See here
Best Medicine, MVMNT Music | See here
Levon Jackson, Vince Vanguard
Game Over, Dorothéa
Broken Seams, Heartlay | See here
Point of View, Julia D’Angelo


Bruce Johnston (80)
Frank Mills (80)
Gilson Lavis [Squeeze] (71)
Lisa Germano (64)
Lorrie Morgan (63)
Michael Ball (60)
Draco Rosa (53)
Leigh Nash (46)
Zach Williams (44)
Lauren Jauregui [Fifth Harmony] (26)
H.E.R. (25)

Getting caught up …

June 26 Birthdays: Dave Grusin (88), Billy Davis Jr. (84), Georgie Fame (79), Brenda Holloway (76), Rindy Ross (71), Toni Willé [Pussycat] (69), Mick Jones [The Clash] (67), Chris Isaak (66), Patty Smyth (65), Terri Nunn (63), Harriet Wheeler (59), Eddie Perez [The Mavericks] (54), Colin Greenwood (53), Jeff Frankenstein [Newsboys] (48), Gretchen Wilson (48), Nathan Followill (43), Ryan Tedder (43), Ariana Grande (29)

June 25 Birthdays: Eddie Floyd (85), Carly Simon (79), Labi Siffre (77), Ian McDonald (76), Tim Finn (70), David Paich (68), John McCrea [Cake] (58), Richie Rich (55), Sean Kelly [Sixpence None The Richer] (51), Mike Kroeger (50)


June 27:

Chris Squire (1948-2015)

Bobby Womack (1944-2014)

Fayette Pinkney [The Three Degrees] (1948-2009)

Gale Storm (1922-2009)

John Entwistle (1944-2002)

June 26:

Richie Powell (1931-1956)

Clifford Brown (1930-1956)

June 25:

Sky Saxon (1937-2009)

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Hillel Slovak (1962-1988)

Boudleaux Bryant (1920-1987)

Johnny Mercer (1909-1976)


“I wasn’t there that morning
When my father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say”


“The End of the Innocence,” Don Henley (his third solo album, featuring the title, “The Last Worthless Evening,” “The Heart of the Matter” and “New York Minute”; he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance; producers: Henley, Mike Campbell, John Corey, Bruce Hornsby, Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch; Geffen)


“Bad Company,” Bad Company (the supergroup’s debut album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, featuring “Can’t Get Enough,” “Movin’ On,” “Rock Steady” and “Bad Company”; producers: Bad Company; Swan Song / Atlantic)


“Purple Rain,” Prince and the Revolution (his sixth album was the soundtrack to the film of the same name, spent 24 straight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, with the first two singles – “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy” – reaching No. 1; the title track peaked at No. 2 and “I Would Die 4 U” hit No. 8; the group won won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Prince won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score; it eventually sold more than 25 million copies worldwide; Warner)


Kenneth “Ken” Williams (Grammy Award-winning songwriter co-wrote “Everybody Plays the Fool”)

Bernard Belle (Grammy-winning songwriter/musician; co-wrote Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time”)

Ramona Reed (Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys)

Reggie Andrews (“Let It Whip” songwriter and producer)

Massimo Morante (Goblin)


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