WPKN Archives: Connections: Beatles movie premiere, Dylan, new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, September 16th, 2016
4:02PM to 6:55PM

2 hours, 53 minutes

Friday, September 16th, 2016 4:00PM

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Episode: Connections: Beatles movie premiere, Dylan, new and vintage music

Sep 16, 2016 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. New and vintage music, plus a special section to start the show after seeing the NYC premiere of The Beatles new film, Eight Days A Week. To me, it was a way to get a deeper feeling of what it was like for John, Paul, George and Ringo to be inside the bubble. Great humor. Wonderful sense of humanity. Amazing music. The first 15 to 20 minutes of the show features live versions of songs in the movie, including some that had never been released before September 2016. 
From there, the show goes on to include live music and rarities from Bob Dylan, The Zombies, T-Rex, The Rutles, The Turtles (from their newly remastered release of A-sides and B-sides), The Monkees (featuring Harry Nilsson), a rarity by The Photons, Spirit, Sandy Shaw, Sam Phillips (who is finishing up a new album), Esquivel, Wendy Carlos, The Nazz, T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Bo Diddley, Warren Zanes, The Rolling Stones, Matt Keating, Euphoria, a George Harrison demo, a John Lennon demo, a Beatles work in progress, a very cool cover by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, a rare b-side by Bob Dylan (never released on cd) and more. 
Also new music from Steve Addabbo, Richard Barone of The Bongos (from his upcoming album Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 60's, produced by Steve Addabbo), Rachel Yamagata, Agnes Obel, Thundercat, Wilco, Fujiya & Miyagi, Annabelle Lord Paley, Sylvan Esso, performance art by Mike Raphone of The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 
And while I remember, a joke from the premiere of Eight Days A Week that I meant to mention on air: While Stevie Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer were introducing the film of "the best band ever", Paul mentioned that Stevie had just played a four hour set with Bruce Springsteen the night before, saying how it was a bit longer than Beatles sets, which were only twenty minutes. Stevie said some nights were longer than The Beatles whole tour. 
They both agreed that this music will last forever. So do I.
Thanks for tuning in! 
Previous episodes of Connections are available in the WPKN archives, including interviews with Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Producer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T-Rex and many more), New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, Grammy Award winning singer and author Janis Ian and more. Also special features on Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Harry Nilsson, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley and the British Invasion. 
Here are some direct links: 
The Beatles Revolver at 50 plus new and vintage music (Aug 5, 2016): 
(Includes world premieres of music by Alan Menken for A Bronx Tale. Bowie, Stockhausen, Jenny O, Ian Hunter, Annette Peacock and more.)
The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl, Dylan, The Kinks plus new and vintage music (Aug 19, 2016): 
Connections: Blonde on Blonde and Pet Sounds Outtakes, Plus New and Vintage Music (May 20, 2016): 
Connections: Dylan's Cutting Edge 1965-1966 and more (Nov 4, 2015)
(The first hour and a half explores previously unreleased songs and outtakes): 

Connections: Dylan's Cutting Edge Part 2, New Music and Tony Visconti Interview (Dec 18, 2015) 
Tony Visconti Interview
(Direct link to Dec 18, 2015 conversation about record production, David Bowie, Marc Bolan of T Rex, exploring music and much more):
Connections: Bob Dylan 75th Birthday Special with Eric Cocks and Chris Frantz (May 24, 2016):
Connections (Feb 19, 2016): New music from Lucinda Williams, Wild Nothing, Dion, Anna Rose, Hillary Bratton, The Mynabirds, Mavis Staples, Ty Segall, Miike Snow, One Prayer One Sin, Leon Bridges and more. World premiere of music from A Bronx Tale, The Musical by Alan Menken. Plus Beatles, Dylan, Lee Hazlewood, Larry Williams and other vintage music: 
Connections with Eric Cocks (New and vintage music, plus rare demos by Alan Menken and much more, Nov 20, 2015): 
Connections: The Beatles and Dylan in Mono on Vinyl and more… 
Connections: Dylan's Basement Tapes and other stuff… 
May 15, 2015 Bob Dylan Special with Chris Frantz: 
Roz Chast: Guest DJ and Interview with New Yorker cartoonist and bestselling author: 
Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos: Interview/Conversation
Connections with Eric Cocks: Odds and Ends, New and Vintage… 
Connections at Night (including music and comedy geared for late night listening): 
Bob Dylan Special with Chris Frantz and Jeff Slate (May 2014): 

For more info, updates and occasional videos, please check the FaceBook page: Connections on WPKN 

Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

The show will keep changing over time.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month at the new  time of  4 to 7 pm eastern. Also special editions at other times. Available live over the air at 89.5, online at http://wpkn.org, tunein radio or listen later in the WPKN archives.

For further info, updates, news, videos and special features, please check the FaceBook site: Connections on WPKN

Thanks for tuning in!

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