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Published on May 16th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 16, 2022



“In the Country,” Richie Furay – July 8

“Never Slept Better,” Travie McCoy – July 15

“Totem,” Soulfly – Aug. 5

“A Foul Form,” Osees – Aug. 12

“All of Us in Flames,” Ezra Furman – Aug. 26

“Wide-Eyed Nowhere,” Turin Brakes – Sept. 16

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“Live at the Roxy,” The Tragically Hip – June 24

“Good Times of Old England: Steeleye Span 1972-1983,” Steeleye Span – July 15

“The Beginning,” Tony Joe White – July 22


“Demon Days,” Gorillaz – June 24

“The Best of Keane,” Keane – July 1

“Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings,” Michael Nesmith – July 1

“A Collection,” Third Eye Blind – July 15


“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, et al – June 21

“Summertime (The Criterion Collection),” Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, et al – July 12

“Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Complete Collection,” various voice actors – July 12

“The Lost City,” Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, et al – July 26

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“No Longer in the Suburbs,” Dylan Sinclair (eight-EP; Hear here; Five Stone / The Orchard)

“Inkswel Presents The Snaglepuss: Chasing Infinity,” Inkswel & The Snaglepuss (guests: Lee Scratch Perry, Talib Kweli, Kylie Audist, Steve Spacek, Amp Fiddler, et al; new single: “Everything”; Hear here; Cosmocities)

“Made in U.S.A.,” Florian Fox (producers: Fox, Chuck Mead; new single: “Georgia”; Florian Fox)

“Things of Evil,” Frankley Everlong (producer: Tommy Carlsson; See here; Frankley Everlong)

“If You’re New Here Dance,” Vonica (four-song EP; Hear here; Vonica)

“Headaches & Heartaches,” Ian Bamberger (Hear here; Ian Bamberger)

“Head Values,” Sleepyard (Hear here; Apollon)

“At the Station,” Christopher Lockett (producer: Fernando Perdomo; Christopher Lockett)

“Chardi Kala,” Sonny Singh (Red Baraat member’s debut solo album; producer: Wil-Dog Abers of Ozomatli)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Just the Same, Big Gigantic with Vic Mensa & Mick Jenkins |
Island Letter, Mark Kibble & Steve Khan |
New Psyche, Leaping Tiger |
Dirty Habits, UNA
Moving Along, Emma Guzman |
Stepping Stone, Dan Sindel
My Way Is the Highway, Joe Bouchard |
Home, Gabriele Kysel
She Said, Josephine Philip |
Judas, Natalie Fideler |
She Walked Away, Cage Willis
Naomi, Rare DM |


Billy Cobham (78)
Nicky Chinn (77)
Robert Fripp (76)
Jonathan Richman (71)
Richard Page (69)
Hazel O’Connor (68)
Boyd Tinsley (58)
Krist Novoselic (57)
Janet Jackson (56)
Ralph Tresvant (54)
Rachel Goswell [Slowdive] (51)
Rick Trevino (51)
Special Ed (50)
Laura Pausini (48)
Sonny Sandoval [P.O.D.] (48)
Emilíana Torrini (45)
DJ Alex Pall [The Chainsmokers] (37)
Kirstin Maldonado [Pentatonix] (30)
IU (29)

Getting caught up …

May 15 Birthdays: Anna Maria Alberghetti (86), Karin Krog (85), Lenny Welch (83), Lainie Kazan (80), Graeham Goble (75), Brian Eno (74), Mike Oldfield (69), Melle Mel (61), Ahmet Zappa (48), B. Slade [aka Tonex] (47), David Hartley [The War On Drugs] (42), Brad Shultz (40), Mr Probz (38), Nick Perri [Shinedown] (38), Birdy (26)


May 16:

Chuck Brown (1936-2012)

Hank Jones (1918-2010)

Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

Brian Pendleton [Pretty Things] (1944-2001)

Marv Johnson (1938-1993)

Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990)

Jim Henson (1936-1990)

Ernie Freeman (1922-1981)

Django Reinhardt (1910-1953)

May 15:

June Carter Cash (1929-2003)

Barbara Lee [The Chiffons] (1947-1992)

Johnny Green (1908-1989)


“There never seems to be quite enough
Floating around to fill your lovin’ cup”

 RELEASED ON MAY 16 … IN 1966 

“Pet Sounds,” The Beach Boys (their 11th studio album, widely considered one of the greatest and most influential albums of all time, featuring “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Sloop John B,” “God Only Knows” and “Caroline, No”; producer: Brian Wilson; Capitol)

 RELEASED ON MAY 15 … IN 1983 

“Reach the Beach,” The Fixx (their second album was their most successful, hitting No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart and yielding their biggest hit, “One Thing Leads to Another,” which peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100; also featuring “Saved By Zero” and “The Sign of Fire”; producer: Rupert Hine; MCA)


Ricky Gardiner (Bowie/Iggy Pop Berlin-era guitarist)


> Bad Bunny’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart | Billboard

> Brandi Carlile, Yola, Allison Russell Lead Americana Honors Nominations | Variety

> Stax Records: HBO To Look At “Soulsville USA” | Culture Sonar

> ‘SNL’: Post Malone Performs With Roddy Ricch, Fleet Foxes | Rolling Stone

> The Weeknd & Charlotte Cardin Win Big at 2022 Juno Awards’ ‘Opening Night Awards’ (Full Winners List) | Billboard


> Carrie Underwood Announces Massive Arena Tour With Dates Through 2023 | Rolling Stone

> Gorillaz Announce 2022 North American Tour | Pitchfork

> Reunited Sunny Day Real Estate Announces First Tour in 12 Years | Rock Cellar Magazine

> Kehlani Schedules Extensive North American Tour Supporting ‘Blue Water Road’ | Rolling Stone

> 311 Announce 2022 Fall Tour Including Six Full Album Shows | Loudwire

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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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