WPKN Archives: Connections: Bowie, T-Rex, The Kinks plus new and vintage music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, January 17th, 2020
4:19PM to 6:55PM

2 hours, 36 minutes

Friday, January 17th, 2020 4:06PM

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Episode: Connections: Bowie, T-Rex, The Kinks plus new and vintage music

Jan 17, 2020 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It's spontaneous!! New and vintage music, featuring extended sections on David Bowie, Marc Bolan & T-Rex (including excerpts of a WPKN interview with producer Tony Visconti talking about discovering his friends David and Marc), along with an extended section on The Kinks. Plus The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley playing and inventing a classic bass riff, John Lennon, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Sam Phillips, The Byrds, Left Banke, T-Bone Burnett, Bobby Darin, Buzzy Linhart, Chet Baker, The Shangri-Las, The Beach Boys and more. 

Plus new music from Suzanne Ciani, Best Coast, Theophilus London, Mura Masa & Claire, of Montreal, Little Big Town, The Squeaky Chairs, The Stuffed Shirts and whatever happened in the moment. 

Please note, I forgot to back announce three or four songs near the end, including those by The Shangri-Las, Ray Charles, Buzzy Linhart and possibly The Beach Boys. Time just went flying by!

Thanks for tuning in! 

For info, updates and occasional photos, videos and articles, 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

Thanks for tuning in!

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