WPKN Archives: Spontaneous Connections: The Byrds, The Kinks plus new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, October 23rd, 2020
4:15PM to 6:51PM

2 hours, 36 minutes

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 4:07PM

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Episode: Spontaneous Connections: The Byrds, The Kinks plus new and vintage music

Oct 23, 2020 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It’s spontaneous! It’s non-linear!! New and vintage music including The Kinks, The Byrds, Bob Dylan and how this all fits into current times. Plus Randy Newman, an Aimee Mann live acoustic rarity, a P. F. Sloan demo of a major hit, Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Raindrops (Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich), Cigarettes After Sex, Nazz, The Shangri-Las, Gary Wright, KALEO, a very rare demo by Maury Yeston and friends (recorded moments after writing it) and more. 


Plus new releases by The Kinks, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, Secret Machines, Zero 7, Norah Jones, Bruce Sudano, Gary Calamar, Ruby Friedman Orchestra, Mexican Institute of Sound, Kelley Ryan, Mike Viola, Beabadoobie, Jeff Tweedy, The Squeaky Chairs, The Mute Points, The Second Opinions, The Doops, The Absinthe Teas and whatever happened in the moment. 


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


Thanks for tuning in! 



Last week’s episode is also here in archives: 


Spontaneous Connections: Tom Petty, John Lennon, Bob Dylan plus new and vintage music 

(including Bowie, The Stones, The Who, Paul Krassner, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Jenny O., Kristeen Young, The Zombies, Spooky Ghost, Eels, Neil Young, Julie London, Wendy Carlos, Nick Lowe, Todd Rundgren and much more): 





For info, updates and occasional articles, videos 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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