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Published on March 16th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: March 16, 2022



“Graham Nash: Live – Songs for Beginners, Wild Tales,” Graham Nash – May 6

“NOW That’s What I Call Music! 82,” various artists – May 6

“Carry Me Home,” Mavis Staples & Levon Helm – May 20

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“The Original George Thorogood,” George Thorogood – April 15

“Mingus Three,” Charles Mingus with Hampton Hawes and Dannie Richmond – April 22

“Sheryl: Music From the Feature Documentary,” Sheryl Crow – May 6

“The Many Sides of Love: The Complete Reprise Recordings Plus!,” Darlene Love – May 6

“Everything Under the Sun: The Motown Recordings,” Stoney & Meatloaf – May 6


“Stranded” and “Country Life,” Roxy Music – May 13

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“better luck next time.,” midwxst (nine-track EP; new single: “i know you hate me”; Hear here; A Simple Stupid Records / Geffen)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

A Little Bit of Love, Weezer |
What in the World, The Bros. Landreth |
Iced Tea, Joyce Wrice & KAYTRANADA |
Cotton Candy, Julia Bhatt |


Elliott Murphy (73)
Ray Benson (71)
Tim O’Brien (68)
Nancy Wilson (68)
Flavor Flav (63)
Patty Griffin (58)
Tracy Bonham (55)
Blu Cantrell (46)
Jhené Aiko (34)
Wolfgang Van Halen (31)


Dick Dale (1937-2019)

Frank Sinatra Jr. (1944-2016)

Bobbie Smith [The Spinners] (1936-2013)

Johnny Cymbal (1945-1993)

Chris Austin (1964-1991)

T-Bone Walker (1910-1975)

Tammi Terrell (1945-1970)


“If you believe in forever
Then life is just a one-night stand”


“Can’t Buy Me Love,” The Beatles (their sixth single would spend five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April-May, which would take their streak at No. 1 to 14 straight weeks; they spent seven weeks at No. 1 in February-March with “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” then “She Loves You” had a two-week stint at No. 1, followed by “Can’t Buy Me Love”; the song also surfaced in their “A Hard Day’s Night” film in July; producer: George Martin; Capitol)


> Jack Harlow Is a Heartthrob and a Budding Superstar. He Wants a Lot More | Rolling Stone

> ‘Elvis’ to World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival | Variety

> Keith Richards Says the Rolling Stones Have No Plans to Sell Their Publishing | Rolling Stone

> Third Man Records to Release Prince’s Lost 1986 Album ‘Camille’ | Pitchfork

> Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ Makes History On the Billboard Hot 100 Chart | Billboard

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