WPKN Archives: Connections: Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, Harry Nilsson, Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren Birthday Celebrations plus new and vintage music

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Episode: Connections: Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, Harry Nilsson, Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren Birthday Celebrations plus new and vintage music

June 18, 2021 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It’s spontaneous! It’s non-linear!! New and vintage music including birthday tributes to Paul McCartney, Ray Davies of The Kinks, Harry Nilsson, Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Elliott Randall and Cindy Lee Berryhill. All of these brilliant people have meant so much to me over the years!! 


Plus Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Warren Zevon, The Yardbirds, The Nazz and a celebration of my friends Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, founders of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club on their Anniversary. 


Also new releases by Liz Phair, Emily Duff, Crowded House, Juliana Hatfield, Alex Chilton Live in New Orleans with The Hi Rhythm Section, The Immediate Family, girl in red, Ambar Lucid, The Squeaky Chairs, Sarah Tonin and The 14 Variants, Jello on Springs and whatever happened in the moment. 


Thanks for tuning in!! 



Btw, next Friday June 25th, I’ll be joining my good friend Chris Frantz for a special WPKN show celebrating The Summer of Love from 4 pm to 6:50 pm eastern. It’s also a fundraiser for WPKN. Please tune in, and if you’d like, please consider a donation online at wpkn.org or by calling at 203-331-9756.



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