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Poet John Cooper Clarke to give Nottingham Playhouse performance

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Original people’s poet John Cooper Clarke will perform his work at Nottingham Playhouse tomorrow (November 26).

He shot to prominence in the 1970s when his poetry and rapid-fire delivery were recorded and put to music by Martin Hannett.

It spawned tracks such as Evidently Chicken Town, Beasley Street and I Wanna Be Yours, which was covered by the Arctic Monkeys on their album AM.

John Cooper Clarke (53177587)
John Cooper Clarke (53177587)

The accompanying book, 10 Years In An Open Necked Shirt, was the best selling UK poetry book of the Eighties.

His most recent book, The Luckiest Guy Alive, was published in 2018.

The show will feature all the performer’s greatest hits plus a lot more.

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