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Published on October 24th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Oct. 24, 2021



“Midnight Star,” Chrystabell – Jan. 21, 2022

“And Now, Let’s Turn the Page …,” Brent Cobb – Jan. 28, 2022

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“The War to End All Wars,” Sabaton – March 4, 2022

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 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Cycle Through,” Nada Surf (eight-song EP; Barsuk)

“LP!,” JPEGMAFIA (producer: JPEGMAFIA; new single: “DIRTY!”; Hear here; EQT Recordings / Republic)

“Under My Influence (Deluxe),” The Aces (2020 album; with five bonus tracks; Hear here; Red Bull)

“Wild Blue (Complete),” Hunter Hayes (16 songs; Hear here; Apple Music; LP Entertainment)

“Young Fel 2,” Felly (Hear here; Apple Music; 300 Entertainment)

“Letter Blue,” Wet (new song: “Larabar [by Gia Coppola]”; Hear here; Other Exotica / 30SF)

“ÅNOMÅLY,” Fuel (their first album since 2014; new singer: John Corsale; CD out Oct. 29; Moon Chair Media / ONErpm)

“Started Right Here,” SixForty1 (six-song EP; Hear here; Apple Music; SixForty1 Music)

“Vessels, Angels & Ancestors,” John Forté (he wrote and produced songs for The Fugees’ 1996 multi-platinum album “The Score”; guests: Rising Appalachia, Ben Taylor, billy woods, Fielded, Everlast, Ram Dass, etc.; new single: “Ready on the One”; See here; Soul Land)

“Dandelion,” Said the Whale (Hear here; Apple Music; Everything Forever)

“Heavy Glow,” Elephante (guests: Tiina, Dresage; new single: “Down This Road”; Hear here; Zoo Music)

“While I’m Living,” Amaunet (six-song EP; Hear here; Lövely)

“You Can’t Go Back,” Pete Cowley (producer: Jonah Brockman, BRCKMN Productions; guests: Jonah Brockman, Detroit Demolition Horns; first single: “With Time”; Four 4 Records)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Jungle, Jada Kingdom |
Pallbearers, Kuttem Reese |
Breathe into Euphoria, Chrystabell |
Losers Win + The Illustrated Book of Cupid, The Airport 77s |
Mad at You, Liv Byrne
Harder to Breathe, A Short Walk to Pluto |
The Comet, Dylan Cox
Go Crazy, Los Loco |
Just Air, Rebecca McCartney
Shape of Years, Alex McCue
Do It, MEYY & Joanna |
Palinopsia, Ultraviolet Communication
When You Want It, Dr. Martino |
Stones (I Don’t Give A), Allie Colleen
Velvet, Fractures |
Four Star, Taxiway |


Bill Wyman (85)
Ted Templeman (79)
John Bettis (75)
Laura Veirs (48)
Michael Trent [Shovels and Rope] (44)
Ben Gillies [Silverchair] (42)
Monica (41)
Adrienne Bailon Houghton [3LW] (38)
Drake (35)


Tony Joe White (1943-2018)

Fats Domino (1928-2017)

Bobby Vee (1943-2016)

Marcia Strassman (1948-2014)

Bill Dees (1939-2012)

 RELEASED ON OCT. 24 IN … 1971 

“American Pie,” Don McLean (his second album, featuring “American Pie” and “Vincent”; the album spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the title song had a four-week run at No. 1 on the Hot 100; because the LP version of the song was 8 minutes and 42 seconds long, most radio stations played a much-shorter version, but eventually they began playing the original long version, making it the longest song to ever reach No. 1; producer: Ed Freeman; United Artists)


Robin McNamara (pop singer and original cast member of “Hair”)


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