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Published on May 17th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 17, 2022



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“Hey Doll Baby,” The Everly Brothers – June 17

“Ella At The Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook,” Ella Fitzgerald – June 24

“Live in New York 1979 (The Ultimate Edition),” Liza Minnelli – July 1

“Too Fast for Love,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Theatre of Pain,” “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Dr. Feelgood,” Mötley Crüe – July 1

“Thriller 40,” Michael Jackson – Nov. 18


“Flesh + Blood” and “Avalon,” Roxy Music – July 1

“My Best Friend’s Wedding (Music from the Motion Picture),” various artists – July 1

“The Who Sell Out” and “Tommy” (half-speed masters), The Who – July 8


“Destination Onward: The Story of Fates Warning,” Jeff Wagner – July 15

“I Am the Warrior: My Crazy Life Writing the Hits and Rocking the MTV Eighties,” Holly Knight – Nov. 29

“Rags and Bones: An Exploration of The Band,” Jeff Sellars and Kevin Neece – Dec. 15

“Themes for Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds,” Graeme Thomson – Jan. 3, 2023

“The Colonel: The Steve Cropper Story,” Steve Cropper & Mike Read – March 9, 2023


“The Beatles: Get Back,” The Beatles – July 12

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Liar Liar,” Alessia Cara (producers: Cara, Banx & Ranx, Boi-1da, ClickNPress, Doc McKinney, Don Mills, Jake Torrey, Jeff Halavacs, Jon Levine, Midi Jones, Mike Wise, Pop & Oak, Salaam Remi, Sir Dylan, YogiTheProducer; Hear here; Def Jam)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

The Driver, Drive-By Truckers |
Xtasy, Ravyn Lanae |
Bad for Me, Kevin Gates |
Arrow, Goose |
Annabella Street, Scott Nolan feat. Glenn Buhr | See here
Without You, Whatever, Queen Kwong
Happy Holidays, Joy on Fire | See here
Hot Streets of Hell, Fox Fagan | See here
Endangered, Kintz |
Sugar Sugar, The Jaws of Brooklyn |


Taj Mahal (80)
Dick Gaughan (74)
Bill Bruford (73)
Keith (73)
George Johnson (69)
Paul Di’Anno (64)
Enya (61)
Page McConnell (59)
O’Dell [Mint Condition] (57)
Trent Reznor (57)
Dave Abbruzzese (54)
Jordan Knight (52)
Darnell Van Rensalier [Shai] (52)
Josh Homme (49)
Andrea Corr (48)
Kandi Burruss (46)
Passenger (38)
Kree Harrison (32)


Lucky Peterson (1964-2020)

Lionel Pickens (1983-2015)

Alan O’Day (1940-2013)

Donna Summer (1948-2012)

Little Johnny Taylor (1942-2002)

Kevin Gilbert (1966-1996)

Johnny “Guitar” Watson (1935-1996)

Lawrence Welk (1903-1992)


“When I die and they lay me to rest
I’m gonna go to the place that’s the best”

 RELEASED ON MAY 17 … IN 1971 

“Ram,” Paul and Linda McCartney (his second post-Beatles album, featuring “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” “Too Many People,” “Ram On” and “The Back Seat of My Car”; producers: Paul and Linda McCartney; Apple)


William Bennett (renowned flautist)

June Preston (child actor turned opera singer)

Teresa Berganza (Spanish opera singer)


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