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Published on October 23rd, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Oct. 23, 2021



“Grizzly Peak,” The Dodos- Nov. 12

“It’s All Smiles,” No Rome – Dec. 3

“Olly Olly,” Penny & Sparrow – Jan. 21, 2022

“Welcome to the Planet,” Big Big Train – Jan. 28, 2022

“Crown,” Eric Gales – Jan. 28, 2022

“The Sun is Shining Down,” John Mayall – Jan. 28, 2022

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“Cahoots (50th Anniversary Edition),” The Band – Dec. 10

“BBC Sessions,” Green Day – Dec. 10

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Just a Notion, ABBA |
Pa Mis Muchachas, Christina Aguilera feat. Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso |
Moth to a Flame, Swedish House Mafia with The Weeknd |
Present, Khalid |
Any Old Time, Punch Brothers |
Say Nothing, Wes Nelson |
horoscope, Carter Rubin |
Who You Are, Craig David & MNEK |
Valhalla Dancer, BEYRIES |
a peaceful place, mynameisleonidas |
Tiptoeing, Hope Tala |
Everybody Keep Running, Zight & Peter Forest |


Barbara Ann Hawkins [The Dixie Cups] (78)
Dianne Reeves (65)
Dwight Yoakam (65)
“Weird Al” Yankovic (62)
Robert Trujillo (57)
David Thomas [Take 6] (55)
Brian Nevin [Big Head Todd and the Monsters] (55)
Junior Bryant [Ricochet] (53)
Jimmy Wayne (49)
Eric Bass [Shinedown] (47)
Matthew Shultz [Cage the Elephant] (38)
Miguel (36)
Allen Branstetter [St. Paul & The Broken Bones] (31)

Getting caught up:

Oct. 22 Birthdays: Eddie Brigati (76), Greg Hawkes (69), Cris Kirkwood (61), TobyMac (57), Wesley Stace (56), Shelby Lynne (53), Shaggy (53), Tracey Lee (51), Jon Foreman [Switchfoot] (45), Rickard Goransson [Carolina Liar] (38), Zac Hanson (36)

Oct. 21 Birthdays: Manfred Mann (81), Steve Cropper (80), Elvin Bishop (79), Lee Loughnane (75), Charlotte Caffey (68), Julian Cope (64), Steve Lukather (64), Nick Oliveri (50), Charlie Lowell [Jars of Clay] (48), Matthew Ramsey [Old Dominion] (44), Kane Brown (28)

 RELEASED ON OCT. 23 IN … 2006 

“The Black Parade,” My Chemical Romance (their third albu, featuring “Welcome to the Black Parade,” “Famous Last Words,” “I Don’t Love You” and “Teenagers”; Rob Cavallo, My Chemical Romance; Reprise)

 RELEASED ON OCT. 22 IN … 1993 

“Fumbling Towards Ecstasy,” Sarah McLachlan (her third album, featuring “Possession,” “Hold On” and “Good Enough”; producer: Pierre Marchand; Arista)

 RELEASED ON OCT. 21 IN … 1977 

“Bat Out of Hell,” Meat Loaf (his debut album, featuring Jim Steinman-composed “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth [Hot Summer Night],” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” “Paradise By the Dashboard Lights” and “All Revved Up With No Place to Go”; with sales of more than 50 million copies worldwide, it’s one of the biggest-selling albums all time; producer: Todd Rundgren; Bearsville)


Jay Black (Jay & The Americans)

Phil Leadbetter (bluegrass artist)


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