Updates Connie Smith

Published on May 12th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 12, 2021



“Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack,” various artists – June 18

“Escapades,” Gaspard Augé – June 25

“Fist Full of Devils,” Earl Slick – July 2

“Mirror II,” The Goon Sax – July 9

“Sun and Settled Days,” Pageants – July 30

“Last of the Better Days Ahead,” Charlie Parr – July 30

“Thirstier,” TORRES – July 30

“Other Worlds,” Freestylers – new release date, Aug. 20

“The Cry of the Heart,” Connie Smith – Aug. 20

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“Coming Up (25th Anniversary Edition),” The London Suede – Aug. 13


“Sex Packets,” Digital Underground – July 30

“Mirror Mirror,” Joe Henderson – Aug. 6


“Every Little Thing: The Adventures of Sting, Stewart and Andy,” The Police – Sept. 2

“American Pie: A Fable,” Don McLean – Sept. 15

“A Furious Devotion: The Life of Shane MacGowan,” Richard Balls – Oct. 7


“The Other Side,” Norman North (five-song EP; new single: “Plain Jane”; The Northway)

“Checkmate,” MAGELLA (six-song EP; new single: “Dirty Ice”; MAGELLA)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

It’s a sin, Elton John & Years & Years
Forged By Neron (from “Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack”), Mastodon
It Might Be Crazy, Pageants
Tired, Giulia.


Burt Bacharach (93)
Billy Swan (79)
Steve Winwood (73)
John “Jocko” Marcellino [Sha Na Na] (71)
Billy Squier (71)
Guy Davis (69)
Kix Brooks (66)
Greg Phillinganes (65)
Eric Singer (63)
Billy Duffy (60)
Brett Gurewitz (59)
Vanessa Williams (58)
Eddie Kilgallon [Ricochet] (56)
Bebel Gilberto (55)
Matt Mangano [Zac Brown Band] (45)


Lloyd Knibb [The Skatalites] (1931-2011)

Antonio Vega (1957-2009)

Perry Como (1912-2001)

Martin Lamble [Fairport Convention] (1949-1969)

 RELEASED ON MAY 12 IN … 1967 

“A Whiter Shade of Pale,” Procol Harum (the single would reach No. 1 in their native U.K. and No. 5 in the U.S., selling more than 10 million copies worldwide; producer: Denny Cordell; London)


Pervis Staples (The Staple Singers)


> Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Go-Go’s Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Class (Rolling Stone)

> Dave Grohl Is the 10th Musician to Be Inducted Into Rock Hall as Part of 2 Groups: Full List (Billboard)

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