WPKN Archives: Connections at Night: John Lennon, Beatles, Dylan along with new and vintage music plus late night comedy and songs that can't be played on radio in the daytime

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
8:00PM to 10:56PM

2 hours, 56 minutes

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 8:06PM

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Episode: Connections at Night: John Lennon, Beatles, Dylan along with new and vintage music plus late night comedy and songs that can't be played on radio in the daytime

Dec 8, 2021 surprise night time episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It’s spontaneous! It’s non-linear!! New and vintage music by John Lennon, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Kinks, Aimee Mann, Sam Phillips Live at Largo, The Shangri-Las, The Yardbirds, Donovan, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Liz Phair, Esther Phillips, The Standells, Little Walter Jacobs, The Electric Prunes, The Monkees and more. 


Plus new music by The Rave-Ups, Jenny Lewis, Wet Leg, Steve Cropper, Olivia Rodriguez, Taylor Swift, Skylar Gudasz, Cassandra Jenkins, Claud, Japanese Breakfast, Halsey, The Squeaky Chairs, The Moot Pointillists and whatever happened in the moment. 


The late night section in the last hour includes comedy by Paul Krassner and Eddie Izzard along with music that cannot be played on daytime radio by Aimee Mann, Wet Leg, Jenny Lewis, Liz Phair, Skylar Gudasz, along with chart toppers Olivia Rodriguez and Taylor Swift. 


The section on John Lennon and The Beatles is a very informal musical tribute to John with a few words about his brilliance, his humor, his influence and what he meant and still means to all of us. 


Thanks to Emily Herberich for asking me to fill in for her show, All Levels. 


Thanks to John Lennon for the inspiration, the influence, the wonderful humor and the entertainment!!


Thanks to everyone for tuning in!! 


It’s more fun than the news!!! 



Last Friday’s episode of Connections is also available in the archives. 


Exponential Connections: Dylan’s Shadow Kingdom, Sam Phillips Live at Largo, Nilsson plus new and vintage music:





For info, updates and occasional videos, articles 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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