John Cooper Clarke
Showing on Tue 15 Mar
John Cooper ClarkeJCC shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.
His unique poetry was put to music by producer Martin Hannett and a band of Mancunians The Invisible Girls, he became one of the most prolific artists of the Punk years.
His 1980s poetry collection 10 Years in An Open Necked Shirt featuring the lyrics to classic tracks from his albums and more, is one of the UKs biggest selling poetry collections of all time, today he performs purely as a stand-up solo poet. His unique poetry show has been touring worldwide for over 15 years. His autobiography, named after his most famous poem I Wanna Be Yours is a groundbreaking piece of literature. JCC goes into fascinating detail about his early life in Manchester leading up to punk superstardom, drug addiction and then the massive comeback as major poet he enjoys today.