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
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
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, organ, piano, Mellotron, synthesizer
LabelsZoo, Mercury, Island, Def American, Echo, Head Heritage
Writing career
SubjectsMusicology, sociology, poetry

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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