John Cooper Clarke

Top Songs

1
Beasley Street
2
Psycle Sluts (Album Version)
3
Evidently Chickentown
4
(I Married A) Monster from Outer Space (Peel Session)
5
I Don't Want to Be Nice

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Biography

Punk poet John Cooper Clarke was born January 25, 1949 in Manchester, England; he first began performing his verse backed by a local folk group called the Ferrets, but in 1977 signed to the Rabid Records label to release the Martin Hannett-produced single "Psycle Sluts." With his rapid-fire verbal delivery and stinging social commentary, Clarke quickly emerged as the poet laureate of the punk movement, and he read his work as an opening act for groups including the Sex Pistols a... Read more

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