WPKN Archives: Spontaneous Connections: Bowie, Rundgren, Beatles, Zevon, Dylan's Rolling Thunder plus new and vintage music

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Episode: Spontaneous Connections: Bowie, Rundgren, Beatles, Zevon, Dylan's Rolling Thunder plus new and vintage music

June 14, 2019 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. A very spontaneous show with new and vintage music, along with explorations of music by Todd Rundgren, David Bowie, Warren Zevon, The Beatles and Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review, now released in a 14 cd box set (mixed by Steve Addabbo) and a movie on Netflix (directed by Martin Scorcese). Both are fantastic for Dylan enthusiasts!!

The show also includes George Harrison, Bo Diddley, The Kinks, Rockpile, The Byrds, The Fugs, The Dixie Cups, Led Zeppelin, The Turtles, Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Wendy Carlos, Joe South and more. 

Plus new releases from T Bone Burnett, Rickie Lee Jones, Eleni Mandell, The Dirty Mac (Revolution with John Lennon, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell and Eric Clapton), Honeymoan, Miynt, Pete Yorn, Foxwarren, Victoria George and more. 

And a very brief interview with someone on the cutting edge, Abstract Bees, The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 

Hats off to the WPKN Obscure Reference Department for their insight on Eddie Gaedel and Minnie Minosa. 

Thanks for tuning in! 


Last week's episode of Connections is also available in archives. 

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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

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