John Cooper Clarke

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Birthday
25, 1949
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
England

About

British punk poet who set lyrics of rebellion to the music of lesser-known bands. His musical albums include Snap, Crackle & Bop; Zip Style Method; Disguise in Love; and Walking Back to Happiness.

Before Fame

He first performed on the Manchester stage; later, he toured with such bands and artists as the Sex Pistols and Elvis Costello.

Trivia

He appeared as himself in Ill Manors, a 2012 crime drama.

Family Life

He and his wife Evie had one daughter together.

Associated With

He influenced Alex Turner, whose Arctic Monkeys band reprinted one of Clarke's poems on the inside cover of its Fluorescent Adolescent album.