John Cooper Clarke

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01A Month Of Sundays20120506 (6M)

(01/04)

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Written Word legendary Salford punk poet John Cooper Clarke presents A Month of Sundays throughout May.

John first became famous at the end of the 70s during the punk scene and he has since become known as the "punk poet" and "the bard of Salford'. In 1978 he toured with Bill Nelson's band Be Bop Deluxe, and was signed by Epic Records.

He has toured with Linton Kwesi Johnson, and has performed alongside Joy Division, The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, The Fall, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Elvis Costello amongst many others.

The Arctic Monkeys printed his poem Out of Control Fairground inside their single Fluorescent Adolescent in 2007, and Alex Turner of the band says he takes inspiration for his lyrics from John's work.

02A Month Of Sundays20120513 (6M)

(02/04)

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Written Word legendary Salford punk poet John Cooper Clarke presents A Month of Sundays throughout May.

John first became famous at the end of the 70s during the punk scene and he has since become known as the "punk poet" and "the bard of Salford'. In 1978 he toured with Bill Nelson's band Be Bop Deluxe, and was signed by Epic Records.

He has toured with Linton Kwesi Johnson, and has performed alongside Joy Division, The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, The Fall, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Elvis Costello amongst many others.

The Arctic Monkeys printed his poem Out of Control Fairground inside their single Fluorescent Adolescent in 2007, and Alex Turner of the band says he takes inspiration for his lyrics from John's work.

03A Month Of Sundays20120520

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Written Word legendary Salford punk poet John Cooper Clarke presents A Month of Sundays throughout May.

John first became famous at the end of the 70s during the punk scene and he has since become known as the "punk poet" and "the bard of Salford'. In 1978 he toured with Bill Nelson's band Be Bop Deluxe, and was signed by Epic Records.

He has toured with Linton Kwesi Johnson, and has performed alongside Joy Division, The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, The Fall, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Elvis Costello amongst many others.

The Arctic Monkeys printed his poem Out of Control Fairground inside their single Fluorescent Adolescent in 2007, and Alex Turner of the band says he takes inspiration for his lyrics from John's work.

04 LASTA Month Of Sundays20120527

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Written Word legendary Salford punk poet John Cooper Clarke presents A Month of Sundays throughout May.

John first became famous at the end of the 70s during the punk scene and he has since become known as the "punk poet" and "the bard of Salford'. In 1978 he toured with Bill Nelson's band Be Bop Deluxe, and was signed by Epic Records.

He has toured with Linton Kwesi Johnson, and has performed alongside Joy Division, The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, The Fall, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Elvis Costello amongst many others.

The Arctic Monkeys printed his poem Out of Control Fairground inside their single Fluorescent Adolescent in 2007, and Alex Turner of the band says he takes inspiration for his lyrics from John's work.

6M20140105

The Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke begins a short stint in the Sunday afternoon slot armed with a handful of quality tunes.

Expect anything from old school nuggets, the odd punk classic, swinging singles and the all important Sabbath Special.

6M20140112

The Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke continues his short stint in the Sunday afternoon slot armed with a handful of quality tunes.

Expect anything from old school nuggets, the odd punk classic, swinging singles and the all important Sabbath Special.

6M20150201

6M20150201

The Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke fills in for Jarvis Cocker this Sunday afternoon armed with a handful of quality tunes.

Expect anything from old school nuggets, the odd punk classic, swinging singles and the all important Sabbath Special.

6M20150201

The Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke fills in for Jarvis Cocker this Sunday afternoon armed with a handful of quality tunes.

Expect anything from old school nuggets, the odd punk classic, swinging singles and the all important Sabbath Special.

6M20150201

The Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke fills in for Jarvis Cocker this Sunday afternoon armed with a handful of quality tunes.

Expect anything from old school nuggets, the odd punk classic, swinging singles and the all important Sabbath Special.

6M20150208

The Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke fills in for Jarvis Cocker this Sunday afternoon armed with a handful of quality tunes from across the globe.

Expect anything from old school nuggets, the odd punk classic, swinging singles and the all important Sabbath Special.

6M20150215

The Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke ends his run filling in for Jarvis Cocker on a Sunday afternoon armed with a handful of quality platters that matter.

Expect anything from old school nuggets, the odd punk classic, swinging singles and the all important Sabbath Special.

6MGroovin' on a Sunday afternoon20140126

6MGroovin' on a Sunday afternoon20140126

6MGroovin' on a Sunday afternoon20140126

The Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke resumes his short stint in the Sunday afternoon slot armed with a handful of quality tunes.

Expect anything from old school nuggets, the odd punk classic, swinging singles and the all important Sabbath Special.

6MGroovin' On A Sunday Afternoon20140126

The Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke resumes his short stint in the Sunday afternoon slot armed with a handful of quality tunes.

Expect anything from old school nuggets, the odd punk classic, swinging singles and the all important Sabbath Special.

6MJukebox Jams From Jcc20140302

Whilst Gideon was up at the 6 Music festival, Johnny Clarke took advantage and refilled Gid's jukebox full of old-school gems.

He's managed to hook it up to the wireless for your listening pleasure.

6MLet's Go Tripppin'20140112

6MParli Italiano?20140105

6MThe Suit20140928

John Cooper Clarke takes a look at the Suit within a musical context as part of The Sound of Style season, a collaboration between BBC Four and 6 Music looking at the love affair and inextricably linked relationship between fashion and music.

The bespoke and bespectacled Bard of Salford spins two hour of sartorial songs for the switched on generation. John will join his tailoring mate, the Savile Row taught Tom Baker at his Soho establishment to get his inside leg measured and chat about the many intricacies of the modern day suit.

Expect music from Eddie Cochran, The Hives, Nancy Sinatra, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and Adam Ant.

John Cooper Clarke is an English performance poet who first became famous during the punk era of the late 1970s. He released several albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s and a written anthology of his work entitled Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt.

At the end of the 1990s, he was included as part of the English GCSE syllabus which led to a whole new audience discovering his work. This is where Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys first came across him and it was the championing done by Alex and others that led to John being on an almost continuous tour for the last few years.