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Episode: Spontaneous Connections: Little Richard Tribute plus new and vintage music

May 15, 2020 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It's spontaneous! It's non linear!! New and vintage music plus a personal tribute to Little Richard. 

Includes new music by Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Nick Lowe, Dion, Fiona Apple, Ray LaMontagne, The Claudettes, Jenny O., Nick Leng (Music To Clean The House To), Hazel English and more. 

Also The Beatles, Aimee Mann, Allen Toussaint, Talking Heads, Dennis Wilson, The Kinks, Todd Rundgren, Traveling Wilburys, Jimi Hendrix, Herman's Hermits, Alex Chilton, The Beach Boys, Nouvelle Vague, The Hollies, Elk City, The Wind, Nick Drake, The Alessi Brothers, The Marias, Odyssey, The Squeaky Chairs, The Big If, The Mystic Chords of Memory and whatever happened in the moment. 

Plus an extended tribute to Little Richard, including a number of studio outtakes and alternate versions from The Specialty Records sessions, along with being in the studio while Richard cut commercials for hair products. 
Richard Penniman gave a gift to us all that goes beyond time. Without his music, his personality and his influence on others, our lives would not be the same. 

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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.

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

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