WPKN Archives: Connections: David Bowie Special

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, October 12th, 2018
5:03PM to 6:52PM

1 hour, 49 minutes

Friday, October 12th, 2018 5:00PM

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Episode: Connections: David Bowie Special

Oct 12, 2018 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. A very special tribute to David Bowie. Joined by the legendary Howard Thompson and Chris Ruggerio, exploring the man and the music, in depth. Includes excerpts of an exclusive December 2015 WPKN interview with David's good friend and producer, Tony Visconti. 

The focus is on celebrating David and his music, along with some very personal stories and some good laughs. Plus db's collaborations with Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, along with covers of songs by Ray Davies and others. 

It's also a low key fundraiser for the station. And if you feel like donating, you can call in at 203-331-9756 during business hours or donate online anytime at wpkn.org

Thanks for tuning in! 

Special thanks to Tony Visconti, Howard Thompson, Chris Ruggerio and the wonderful support of WPKN listeners and enthusiasts! 

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

Subliminal Connections:

For updates, info and occasional videos and articles, 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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