Julian Cope

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Julian David Cope (born 21 October 1957) is an English[1] musician and author. He was the singer and songwriter in Liverpool post-punk band The Teardrop Explodes and has followed a solo career since 1983 in addition to working on musical side projects such as Queen Elizabeth, Brain Donor and Black Sheep.

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Julian Cope
The Arch drude or The Defrocked Vicar of Olde Tamworth Towne
Cope performing in 2003
Born
Julian David Cope

(1957-10-21) 21 October 1957 (age 66)
Deri, Glamorgan, Wales
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, author, antiquarian
Years active1978–present
Musical career
GenresRock
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, organ, piano, Mellotron, synthesizer
LabelsZoo, Mercury, Island, Def American, Echo, Head Heritage
Writing career
Period1982–present
SubjectsMusicology, sociology, poetry
Websitewww.headheritage.co.uk
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Cope is also an author on Neolithic culture, publishing The Modern Antiquarian in 1998, and a political and cultural activist with a public interest in occultism and paganism. He has written two volumes of autobiography, Head-On (1994) and Repossessed (1999); two volumes of archaeology, The Modern Antiquarian (1998) and The Megalithic European (2004); and three volumes of musicology, Krautrocksampler (1995), Japrocksampler (2007); and Copendium: A Guide to the Musical Underground (2012).

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