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Published on October 7th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Oct. 7, 2021



“Marriage,” Deap Vally – Nov. 19

“Covers,” Cat Power – Jan. 14, 2022

“*Happiness not included,” Soft Cell – release date, preorder links, Feb. 25, 2022

“The Tipping Point,” Tears For Fears – Feb. 25, 2022

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“Marthology: The In and Outtakes,” Martha and the Muffins – Nov. 5

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Landscapes Unchanged,” Mewn (six-song EP; Hear here; Simonie)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

The Tipping Point, Tears For Fears |
Shine, Robert Glasper feat. D Smoke & Tiffany Gouché |
viBrAte, Oh Boy feat. Ninajirachi |
Shelter, Joakim Daal |
Rolling On, David Climaco Garcia |


Kevin Godley (76)
Kieran Kane (72)
John Mellencamp (70)
Ricky Phillips [Styx] (70)
Tico Torres (68)
Yo-Yo Ma (66)
Michael W. Smith (64)
Simon Cowell (62)
Charlie Marinkovich (62)
Ann Curless [Exposé] (58)
Sam Brown (57)
Toni Braxton (54)
Thom Yorke (53)
Damian Kulash [OK Go] (46)
Taylor Hicks (45)
Nathaniel Rateliff (43)
Flying Lotus (38)
Lewis Capaldi (25)

Getting caught up …

Oct. 6 Birthdays: Thomas McClary [Commodores] (72), Kevin Cronin (70), David Hidalgo (67), Matthew Sweet (57), Tim Rushlow (55), Tommy Stinson (55), Melinda Doolittle (44), Will Butler (39)


Oct. 7:

Mario Lanza (1921-1959)

Oct. 6:

Johnny Nash (1930-2020)

Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020)

Ginger Baker (1939-2019)

Nick Curran (1977-2012)

 RELEASED ON OCT. 7 IN … 1997 

“The Velvet Rope,” Janet Jackson (her sixth album, her fourth straight No. 1 LP and her first for Virgin Records, featuring “Got ’til It’s Gone,” “Together Again” and “I Get Lonely”; producers: Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis; Virgin)

 RELEASED ON OCT. 6 IN … 1982 

“Lionel Richie,” Lionel Richie (his debut solo album yielded three Top 5 hits: “Truly,” “You Are” and “My Love”; the album reached No. 3 on the Billboard chart, and “Truly” was his first No. 1 single; producers: James Anthony Carmichael, Richie; Motown)


Robert Altman (Rolling Stone magazine photographer)


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