Dr John Cooper Clarke; - POET; MOVIE STAR; ROCK STAR; TV & RADIO PRESENTER; COMEDIAN; SOCIAL & CULTURAL COMMENTATOR; GENIUS
with Special Guests
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Worthing Assembly Hall
Stoke Abbot Road
Tuesday 28th November 2017
Doors 7:00pm | ages 14+
Dr John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the best loved and most important performance poet of this generation.
In 1978 JCC signed a major world album deal with Epic Records.
Those 4 albums, produced by the legendary Martin Hannett, are commonly acknowledged as masterpieces.
Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.
What of John in the 21st century?
He is a key orator of British society.
He headlined The Poetry Olympics at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in July 2013 by the University Of Salford.
He is studied by college and university students throughout the world, all ensuring that he will be forever ingrained in the psyche of the world’s youth.
His influence can be heard in his recent collaborations with The Arctic Monkeys and Plan B, meaning John has been involved in 2 global number 1 albums in the last two years.
His own career spanning Box set Anthologia was released on Sony in late 2015 to great critical acclaim.
Music week called him “One of the most important artists ever”.
His collection of poems ‘10 years In An Open Necked Shirt’, is the bestselling poetry books of all time.
Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.
His latest show, touring across the UK this year is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, and hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat - a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.
“John Cooper Clarke is Britain’s most outstanding poet. His work has thrilled people for decades and his no nonsense approach to his work and life in general has appealed to many people including myself for many years”
Sir Paul McCartney