Legendary British punk rock band The Stranglers refuse to be intimidated by BDS
"My thinking is, if someone invited to perform professionally, I weigh the offer and decide to accept it or not. I accepted the offer to play in Israel. Full stop."
CD: Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell - This Time It's Personal
"A big hand for Hugh Cornwell and Dr John Cooper Clarke as they trip down memory lane, with Clarke singing and Cornwell handling all the guitars – deftly, with plenty of reverb, and leaving plenty of space around him."
Top of the Pops
Simon Bates presents the weekly chart show, first broadcast on 22 July 1982. Includes appearances from The Belle Stars, Madness, Bananarama, The Brat, Trio, Junior, The Stranglers, Dollar and Irene Cara. Also includes a dance performance from Zoo.
Punk Poet Laureate Dr John Cooper Clarke joins Jools for an evening of wit and repartee, including a live performance with Hugh Cornwall, Jools and the band and a selection of top tunes from the good Doctor’s portmanteau.
This Time It’s Personal: Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell – Album Review
"This Time It’s Personal is something of a modern masterpiece from ‘Punk’s Progressive Alliance’ and a testament to the hunger and talent of both Hugh Cornwell and Dr John Cooper Clarke."
Hugh Cornwell and John Cooper Clarke: This time it’s personal for punk rock veterans
"“But I sang it and he said, ‘God, I didn’t realise you had such a voice’. And I said, ‘I didn’t realise either!’ so we decided to make an album together.”"
Sally Butcher chats about her new book and Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell discuss their first collaborative album.
Mark Radcliffe 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.