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Published on May 19th, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: May 19, 2022



“Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” various artists – July 1

“Formentera,” Metric – July 8

“Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson,” She & Him – July 22

“Close to Home,” Aitch – Aug. 19

“Hold the Girl,” Rina Sawayama – Sept. 2

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Turn Up the Sunshine (from “Minions: The Rise of Gru” soundtrack), Diana Ross & Tame Impala |
Fables, Interpol |
This Hell, Rina Sawayama |
Doomscroller, Metric |
Julie’s Aria, Rhiannon Giddens with Bill Frisell & Francesco Turrisi |
BOP, Will Joseph Cook |
Caravan, DAGR feat. Portugal. The Man |
Endless Afternoon, La Luz |
Closer, RISO |
Cycles, Cellophane Riot |


Herbie Flowers (84)
Pete Townshend (77)
Matthew King Kaufman [Berserkley Records] (76)
Grace Jones (71)
Phil Rudd (68)
Martyn Ware (66)
Iain Harvie [Del Amitri] (60)
Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot [Curosity Killed the Cat] (58)
Jenny Berggren [Ace of Base] (50)
Shooter Jennings (43)
Tim McTague [Underoath] (39)
James Richardson [MGMT] (39)
Sam Smith (30)

Getting caught up …

May 18 Birthdays: Rodney Dillard (80), Albert Hammond (78), Joe Bonsall (74), Rick Wakeman (73), Mark Mothersbaugh (72), George Strait (70), Michael Cretu (65), Toyah Wilcox (64), Page Hamilton (62), Barry Graul [MercyMe] (61), Michael Tait (56), Martika (53), Jem (47), Jack Johnson (47), David Nail (43), Darryl Allen (42), Francesca Battistelli (37)


May 19:

Susannah McCorkle (1946-2001)

Jimmy Lyons (1931-1986)

Coleman Hawkins (1901-1969)

May 18:

Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

Peter Jones (1967-2012)

Dolla (1987-1009)

Elvin Jones (1927-2004)

Augustus Pablo (1954-1999)

Ian Curtis (1956-1980)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

 RELEASED ON MAY 19 … IN 1972 

“Honky Château,” Elton John (his fifth album, named after at the 18th century French chateau [Château d’Hérouville] where it was recorded, featuring “Rocket Man,” “Honky Cat” and “Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters”; producer: Gus Dudgeon; Uni)

 RELEASED ON MAY 18 … IN 1999 

“Millennium,” Backstreet Boys (their third album sold more than 11 million copies in the U.S. in one year and was nominated for five Grammys; featuring “I Want It That Way,” “Larger Than Life” and “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely”; producers: Max Martin, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Kristian Lundin, Rami Yacoub, et al; Jive)


Vangelis (Oscar-winning film composer: “Chariots of Fire,” “Blade Runner,” etc.) | See playlist below

Bob Neuwirth (folk artist and Bob Dylan associate)

Rosmarie Trapp (Trapp Family Singers)

Ben Moore (Blind Boys of Alabama)


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