WPKN Archives: Connections: Bob Dylan 77th Birthday Special

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
5:00PM to 6:52PM

1 hour, 52 minutes

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 5:01PM

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Episode: Connections: Bob Dylan 77th Birthday Special

May 24, 2018 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It's a two hour celebration of Bob's 77th Birthday, his work, who he is and what Bob means to listeners now and in the future. 

There's a wide variety of music from rarities to outtakes to live performances to obscure basement tapes with The Band to modern versions of old material. Includes brilliant remixes by Steve Addabbo and a couple of covers. 

It's also a low key fundraiser for the station. You can still donate online at wpkn.org or call the station at 203-331-9756 during business hours. 

The two hours went fast! And with another show the next day, I was able to get to many more rarities, live performances and alternate versions, along with new and vintage music in the May 25, 2018 episode of Connections: Bob Dylan plus new and vintage music. 

It's in archives at: 

Thanks to my friend and WPKN dj Pete Stewart for joining me on this show, and thanks to every listener! 

Most of all, great thanks to Bob Dylan for sharing music, art, writings and incredible talent in so many areas! 

For 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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