WPKN Archives: Connections: Beatles Let It Be new box set plus new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, October 15th, 2021
4:22PM to 6:55PM

2 hours, 33 minutes

Friday, October 15th, 2021 4:04PM

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Episode: Connections: Beatles Let It Be new box set plus new and vintage music

October 15, 2021 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It’s spontaneous! It’s non linear!! Featuring a deep exploration of The Beatles new Let It Be 5 cd box set plus new and vintage music. 


The box set covers the entire period in January 1969 when The Beatles gathered to rehearse and record new songs that they’d be able to play live for a loosely envisioned tv special that might take place on an ocean liner or an ancient amphitheater in some far off place with specially invited guests, but ended up on the Apple rooftop. 


The box set covers early rehearsals of new songs, jam sessions, studio chatter, unreleased cover songs, alternate takes, the original Get Back mix by Glyn Johns, a new mix by Giles Martin, fragments of new songs by John, Paul and George that were considered for the Get Back sessions but ended up on their solo albums, thoughts about the whole idea of performing live, spontaneous humor and much more… all in great sound quality. 


The Beatles music is covered in several parts of the show, interspersed with a John Lennon rarity, The Kinks, Bobby Fuller, a rare Sam Phillips cover and recently released performances by Alex Chilton and The Hi Rhythm Section. 


Also new releases by Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant & Allison Krauss, Maria Taylor, Wet Leg, Tori Amos, Bedouine, Hurray for The Riff Raff & Waxahatchee, Collette, The Squeaky Chairs, The Hanging Curveballs and whatever happened in the moment. 


Sometimes the connections only become apparent later… even to me! 


Thanks for tuning in!! 


It’s more fun than the news! 



Last week’s celebration of John Lennon’s birthday with my good friend Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club is also here in archives. 


Connections: John Lennon Birthday Celebration with Special Guest Chris Frantz:




We had so much fun with this!! 



For info, updates and occasional photos, articles and videos, please join the Facebook page Connections on WPKN. 


Stay tuned for a new episode next Friday, October 22 from 4 pm to 6:50 pm eastern and later in archives. 


Also tune in for a new show by Chris Frantz the following Friday, October 29 from 4-6:50 pm. 

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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