- John Cooper Clarke
Manchester-based poet, AKA "The Bard of Salford" - active since 1976, and whose poetry is sometimes set to music, initially provided by The Invisible Girls (which featured Steve Hopkins and Martin Hannett)
During the late 70s / early 80s he produced five albums (plus a compilation) that featured his most popular works, including "Kung Fu International", "Majorca", "The Day My Pad Went Mad", "Midnight Shift" and "Twat". In 2015 the box-set Anthologia was released, rounding up his early output with new unheard works.
He published a book of works in 1983, "Ten Years In An Open-Necked Shirt" (re-published in 2012) as well as appearing on the b'side of the Reverend & The Makers single "Heavyweight Champion Of The World" (on "Last Resort") in 2007.
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- Thu 8th Nov 2018 John Cooper ClarkeM.E.C.A (Swindon)Buy Tickets
- Sat 10th Nov 2018 John Cooper ClarkeMagelake Hall - Uffculme (Devon)More Info..
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- Tue 13th Nov 2018 John Cooper ClarkeCity Hall (Salisbury)More Info..
- Thu 15th Nov 2018 John Cooper ClarkeThe Corn Exchange (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
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- Thu 22nd Nov 2018 John Cooper ClarkeThe Bridgewater Hall (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Fri 23rd Nov 2018 John Cooper ClarkeBrighton Dome/ Concert Hall (Brighton)Buy Tickets
- Sat 24th Nov 2018 John Cooper ClarkeLondon Palladium (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Thu 29th Nov 2018 John Cooper ClarkeThe Sage (Gateshead)Buy Tickets
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- Fri 22nd Feb 2019 John Cooper ClarkeThe Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Feb 2019 John Cooper ClarkeGrand Opera House (York)Buy Tickets
- Thu 7th Mar 2019 John Cooper ClarkeSheffield University Students Union/ Octagon/ Foundry (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Mar 2019 John Cooper ClarkeGlasgow City Halls (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th Mar 2019 John Cooper ClarkeCharter Theatre (Preston)Buy Tickets
- Thu 11th Apr 2019 John Cooper ClarkeThe Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury)Buy Tickets
- Sat 13th Apr 2019 John Cooper ClarkeNew Theatre Royal (Portsmouth)Buy Tickets
- Thu 16th May 2019 John Cooper ClarkeDe La Warr Pavilion (Sussex)Buy Tickets