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Punk Poet Dr. John Cooper Clarke Performs Tonight at Music Hall

May 7th, 2015

Poet John Cooper Clarke rose to prominence in late-’70s London, performing in verse backed by a live band. Opening for acts like the Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello and the Buzzcocks, “with his rapid-fire verbal delivery and stinging social commentary, Clarke quickly emerged as the poet laureate of the punk movement,” according to AllMusic. In the years since, he’s remained busy with poetry, music, fashion, movies and TV, and, of course, still performing. Back out on the road, the engaging Dr. John Cooper Clarke performs tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Mancunian poet Mike Garry opens the show.