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Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell

Mark Radcliffe presents solo and is joined by poet Dr John Cooper Clarke and singer-songwriter Hugh Cornwell, who play a live set in the studio.

Mark presents the show solo, and is joined by acclaimed poet Dr John Cooper Clarke and esteemed singer / songwriter (and founding member of The Stranglers) Hugh Cornwell, who are here to play a live set in the Salford studio. After meeting a few times over the years on the punk circuit, Hugh had a brainwave: "I was listening to 'MacArthur Park' by Richard Harris, and I suddenly got this bizarre idea in my head, I suppose because I'd just had dinner with John a couple of weeks before. I thought 'Wouldn't it be weird, John with his very distinctive voice doing that song?' So I rang him up and said 'Would you be interested in doing it?' and he said 'Yeah, sure, why not?'. With tracks by the like of Lieber & Stoller, Jimmy Webb, Ricky Nelson, Richie Valens and Conway Twitty, "This Time It's Personal" sees the duo paying their respects to the music that had played such a part in their musical coming of age.

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3 hours

Last on

Mon 10 Oct 2016 13:00

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