WPKN Archives: Connections in the 70's

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Episode: Connections in the 70's

May 22, 2020 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It's spontaneous! It's non linear! A special two hour show covering some music from the 1970's in a personal way, with stories and humor. 

Includes David Bowie, an excerpt of an interview with Tony Visconti on Bowie and Mark Bolan, T. Rex, Talking Heads, Mott The Hoople, Brian Eno, Patti Smith, The Kinks, Laurie Anderson, Rockpile, Big Star, The Beach Boys, Iggy Pop, The Squeaky Chairs, The Twelve Elves, The Seals of Approval and whatever happened in the moment.

Joined by my friend Martha Willette Lewis, it's also a low key fundraiser for the station, with plenty of laughs along the way. 

You can still donate online at wpkn.org or by calling 203-331-9756 during business hours. 

Please note, it was only after the show that I realized I should have made the on air connection between Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti and their early use of the Eventide Harmonizer. The opening instrumentals by Bowie all feature Tony's use of the Harmonizer, as does Laurie's early work. If you don't know the story of Tony's use of the Harmonizer on Bowie's Low album, check out Tony's You Tube interview, followed by the cartoon version, also on You Tube. 

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Last week's May 15 episode of Connections is also available in archives: 


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



Also available is this week's Bob Dylan birthday special… 


Connections: Bob Dylan 79th Birthday Special:




For info, updates and occasional videos, articles and photos, please join 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

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