WPKN Archives: Connections: Dylan at The Isle of Wight in 1969 plus new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, August 23rd, 2019
4:08PM to 6:54PM

2 hours, 46 minutes

Friday, August 23rd, 2019 4:07PM

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Episode: Connections: Dylan at The Isle of Wight in 1969 plus new and vintage music

Aug 23, 2019 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It's spontaneous! New and vintage music, plus Bob Dylan Live at The Isle of Wight in 1969. Includes The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl in August 1965, Linda Ronstadt, Nick Lowe, Bo Diddley, Warren Zanes (who just produced a new album of women artists covering the songs of Tom Waits), Earl Jean, The Quik, Tommy James, ABBA, Rockpile, The Rivieras, Matthew E. White, Paper Pilots and more. 

Also new releases from Anna Rose, Wilco, J.S. Ondara, Kim Gordon, Rachel M, Karen O and Danger Mouse, Manda Mosher, Kita Klane, SOAK, Risa Hall, Big Thief, Clairo, HAIM, Angel Olsen, Elvis Presley in Las Vegas in August 1969 (his first performance in 9 years), Eden Iris, The Squeaky Chairs, The Fossil Fools and whatever happened in the moment. 

In August of 1969, just two weeks after skipping the nearby Woodstock Festival, Bob Dylan surprised many people by appearing at The Isle of Wight Festival in England with The Band backing him up. It was his first full concert since 1966 and his last until going on tour with The Band in 1974… a gap of 8 years with one concert. And he was fantastic, in great voice, changing things up on classic and lesser known songs, in a voice similar to the John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline sessions. Among the highlights, a beautiful version of To Ramona, I Threw It All Away and a unique version of Rainy Day Women with different lyrics. As with so much of Bob's work, he seems totally in the moment. 

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Last Friday's episode of Connections is also in archives. 

Connections: Nilsson, Elvis and the unexpected 


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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.

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.

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